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Reeling Steelers face daunting challenge against nemesis Tom Brady

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    Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Will Allen sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. The Raiders won 21-18. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) runs for a 7-yard touchdown past Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu, rear, free safety Ryan Clark, bottom right, and defensive tackle Vance Walker (98) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Miami Dolphins in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (The Associated Press)

If the Pittsburgh Steelers want to turn their season around, they're going to have to do it against an old nemesis.

The Steelers (2-5) visit New England on Sunday to face the Patriots and star quarterback Tom Brady. The veteran is 6-2 against Pittsburgh in his career and has never lost to the Steelers at home.

Pittsburgh is changing up its defense in hopes of getting more pressure on Brady. Coach Mike Tomlin demoted rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones to the second string after Jones missed several assignments in last week's 21-18 loss to Oakland.

Steelers safety Ryan Clark says while Brady isn't putting up eye-popping numbers anymore, it doesn't matter because New England is 6-2. Clark added Pittsburgh needs to disrupt Brady's timing to pull off the upset.


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