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Published: Dec. 13, 2017 at 03:42 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats: Patriots vs. Steelers

The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers play in one of the biggest matchups of the year this Sunday. Take a look at some of the most Mind-Boggling Stats heading into this battle between two AFC powerhouses!

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  • Tom Brady is 10-2 against Pittsburgh in his career (including playoffs), with a 115.1 passer rating. That is the highest mark of any starting quarterback against any single team since 1991 (min. 10 starts). Since 2007, Brady has 324.7 passing yards per game, 22 touchdown passes and zero interceptions against the Steelers. 10

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    No trouble for Tom

    Tom Brady is 10-2 against Pittsburgh in his career (including playoffs), with a 115.1 passer rating. That is the highest mark of any starting quarterback against any single team since 1991 (min. 10 starts). Since 2007, Brady has 324.7 passing yards per game, 22 touchdown passes and zero interceptions against the Steelers.

  • The No. 1 seed in the AFC has gone on to the Super Bowl in each of the last four seasons. The Steelers can clinch the No. 1 seed with a win against the Patriots and a Jaguars loss against Houston. The Patriots cannot earn the No. 1 seed if they lose to the Steelers. 9

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    Number one

    The No. 1 seed in the AFC has gone on to the Super Bowl in each of the last four seasons. The Steelers can clinch the No. 1 seed with a win against the Patriots and a Jaguars loss against Houston. The Patriots cannot earn the No. 1 seed if they lose to the Steelers.

  • Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger rank first and second in the NFL, respectively, in passing yards this season. It will be the first meeting between the NFL's two passing yardage leaders this late in a regular season since Peyton Manning and the Colts faced Kurt Warner and the Rams in Week 16, 2001. 8

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    Best of the best

    Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger rank first and second in the NFL, respectively, in passing yards this season. It will be the first meeting between the NFL's two passing yardage leaders this late in a regular season since Peyton Manning and the Colts faced Kurt Warner and the Rams in Week 16, 2001.

  • Le'Veon Bell has faced the Patriots three times in his career (including playoffs) and has not scored a touchdown. He has not had 85 or more rushing yards in any of the three games. 7

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    Trouble for Bell

    Le'Veon Bell has faced the Patriots three times in his career (including playoffs) and has not scored a touchdown. He has not had 85 or more rushing yards in any of the three games.

  • Either the Patriots or Steelers has appeared in 10 of the last 16 Super Bowls. The Patriots have seven Super Bowl appearances with five wins since 2001 while the Steelers have three Super Bowl appearances with two wins since 2001. Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger are two of the 11 quarterbacks in NFL history with three-or-more Super Bowl appearances. 6

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    Familiar sight

    Either the Patriots or Steelers has appeared in 10 of the last 16 Super Bowls. The Patriots have seven Super Bowl appearances with five wins since 2001 while the Steelers have three Super Bowl appearances with two wins since 2001. Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger are two of the 11 quarterbacks in NFL history with three-or-more Super Bowl appearances.

  • The Patriots and Steelers currently hold the top two seeds in the AFC and would meet in the AFC Championship if the seeds held true. The two teams have met in two AFC Championships in the Brady/Roethlisberger era (2016, 2004), with New England winning both contests by double-digits. They also met in 2001 before Roethlisberger was drafted by Pittsburgh in 2004. 5

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    Top teams

    The Patriots and Steelers currently hold the top two seeds in the AFC and would meet in the AFC Championship if the seeds held true. The two teams have met in two AFC Championships in the Brady/Roethlisberger era (2016, 2004), with New England winning both contests by double-digits. They also met in 2001 before Roethlisberger was drafted by Pittsburgh in 2004.

  • Rob Gronkowski has faced the Steelers five times and has scored eight touchdowns in those games - the most by any player against one opponent since the 1970 merger (min. 5 games). 4

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    Gronk's game

    Rob Gronkowski has faced the Steelers five times and has scored eight touchdowns in those games - the most by any player against one opponent since the 1970 merger (min. 5 games).

  • The Steelers have won the most Super Bowl in NFL history (6), while the Patriots are tied with the Cowboys and 49ers for the second-most Super Bowl wins (5). 3

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    Super Bowl cities

    The Steelers have won the most Super Bowl in NFL history (6), while the Patriots are tied with the Cowboys and 49ers for the second-most Super Bowl wins (5).

  • The Steelers are 7-1 this season against teams that currently have a winning record. They have the most such wins (7) and best win percentage (.875) against winning teams of any team this season. The Steelers are tied for the most wins (7) in a season against teams with a winning record since the 1970 merger. 2

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    No fluke

    The Steelers are 7-1 this season against teams that currently have a winning record. They have the most such wins (7) and best win percentage (.875) against winning teams of any team this season. The Steelers are tied for the most wins (7) in a season against teams with a winning record since the 1970 merger.

  • Last week, the Dolphins snapped the Patriots' eight game win streak. The Patriots have never lost back-to-back Tom Brady starts in a season and gone on to win the Super Bowl. 1

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    Streak snapped

    Last week, the Dolphins snapped the Patriots' eight game win streak. The Patriots have never lost back-to-back Tom Brady starts in a season and gone on to win the Super Bowl.