On Sunday, the Steelers vs. Patriots game goes live on TV and online for streaming, as the two teams compete for a spot in the 2017 Super Bowl several weeks from now. The winning side will take on the team that wins the NFC Championship Game. Will Tom Brady and New England return to yet another Super Bowl, or will Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers play their way back into the big game? It's set to be a thrilling AFC Championship Game. Here's the latest on what time and channel the Steelers vs. Patriots game is on, as well as how to watch it live streaming online and game odds.

Big Ben is back, Steelers revenge?

The last time that the Patriots and Steelers played one another, Ben Roethlisberger was on the sidelines due to a knee injury. That allowed Brady and the Patriots to collect a win at Heinz Field, albeit a close one. This time, Big Ben will be back to guide Pittsburgh in what is a rematch from 12 years ago.

Roethlisberger has played in four AFC Championship games so far and owns a 3-1 record in them.

His team was on the losing side back in 2004 against none other than Brady and the Pats. However, Big Ben has still managed to accumulate two Super Bowl rings, half the number his rival currently owns.

That makes it an intriguing battle as Roethlisberger and a Steelers team on a hot winning streak try for an improbable upset win at Gillette Stadium.

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Tom Brady will look for a bounce back performance. Whichever QB wins this game, will add to their resume another major win over an elite level quarterback.

Brady aiming for fifth Super Bowl win

Tom Brady is easily amongst the top players in the NFL each season, and over the course of his career has racked up a long list of impressive stats. However, it's his four Super Bowl rings that many opposing players and coaches are envious of.

Brady is now aiming for a fifth, and all of the signs seem to point to another top performance when it's most needed in this latest AFC Championship Game battle.

Last weekend's win over the Houston Texans was considered a poor outing for Brady and the Pats, although running back Dion Lewis put in major work.

There's been talk that the Steelers are playing at a level right now that they weren't back when New England beat them earlier in the season and that the Patriots could suffer another disappointing early dismissal ahead of the Super Bowl.

However, when it comes down to it, it's hard to bet against Tom Brady and the Patriots, along with their savvy coach Bill Belichick. Expect a better performance than they put up against Houston in what could be the top game of the weekend.

How to watch live & game odds

Sunday's AFC Championship Game is scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time. The game will be televised live on CBS and their local affiliate channels around the country. In addition, there may be a few ways to watch this matchup live streaming online.

One of the best ways may be the NFL Mobile app for any Verizon Wireless customers who have that on their smartphones or tablets. Another way to watch may be through the CBS All-Access subscription service. This monthly service is available on a free one-week trial basis for new customers. Keep in mind there could be specific parts of the country where this game is blacked out or restricted from viewers.

As for the game odds, is it any surprise that New England is a home favorite? The odds makers have Tom Brady and the Patriots favored by about six points at most Sports books. The over/under total is at 51 points for this complete game. This looks to be another Patriots' win with a final score of 31-27 as New England returns to yet another Super Bowl!

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