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Patriots’ next opponent

Steelers aren’t showing much mettle these days

CBS envisioned a premier matchup Sunday with potential Super Bowl implications when it gave Steelers-Patriots the national 4:25 p.m. time slot and assigned its No. 1 announcing team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.

Instead, CBS gets a Patriots team struggling to score points on offense, and a 2-5 Steelers team struggling to make it through the season with 53 healthy players.

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