Re: NFL.com has it spot-on
If the Pats are the media darling it is because they have earned it over time. There's nothing better than a game like this to prove yourselves, and hopefully thats how the Steelers will look at it.
This Patriots team is one of the best in history. That's why beating them and putting their backs to the wall is important for the Steelers, not to mention the Bengals are likely to be 4-0 after the next few games.
There's a lot riding on this game.