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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin already looking ahead to Patriots game, including potential AFC championship

Ryan Hannable
November 27, 2017 - 8:51 am

So much for the one game at a time mentality.

Speaking to Tony Dungy prior to Sunday Night Football, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was already talking about the Week 15 matchup between the Patriots and Steelers in Pittsburgh.

"I'm going to embrace the elephant in the room. [The game is] going to be fireworks," Tomlin said. "And it's probably going to be Part 1. That's going to be a big game. But probably, if we're both doing what we're supposed to, the second one is really going to be a big game. Then what happens in the first is going to set up the second one, which is going to determine the location of the second one."

As it stands now, both teams are 9-2 and on track to be the No. 1 and 2 seed in the AFC with the winner of the Week 15 game getting homefield advantage as the No. 1 seed.

The Patriots have dominated the Steelers of late, winning four straight and five of the last six meetings.

Looking even further down the line, Tomlin is confident in his team's chances of winning everything.

"We should win it all," he said.

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