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Patriots vs. Steelers TNF Thread: Battle of the backup QBs

It may be another snoozefest between two low-scoring teams on Thursday Night.

Arizona Cardinals v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The New England Patriots will travel to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14’s Thursday Night Football matchup in a game between two of the NFL’s worst offenses.

The Patriots, standing at 2-10 this season, have lost five consecutive games, failing to eclipse ten points in each of their last three losses.

Pittsburgh, on the other hand, is coming off a 24-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and they’ve failed to eclipse ten points in two of their last three games.

The Patriots will be without starting running back Rhamondre Stevenson, while defensive tackle Christian Barmore, offensive tackle Trent Brown, and wide receivers DeVante Parker and JuJu Smith-Schuster are all questionable.

The Steelers will be without starting quarterback Kenny Pickett, while guard Isaac Seumalo and running back Najee Harris are listed as questionable.

DraftKings Sportsbook places the Steelers as six-point favorites, with the over/under set at 30 points for the game, much lower than last week’s matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks.

Currently sitting at 7-5, Pittsburgh is trying to remain firmly in the playoff race with a victory at home, where Mitchell Trubisky will earn the start at quarterback.

The Patriots, on the other hand, are in the race to be the worst team in the NFL, which could grant them the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Will there be some unexpected fireworks on Thursday, or will it be another low-scoring game?