Steelers' checklist to return to Super Bowl includes motivated Antonio Brown 2

BOSTON — The on-field product must validate this, but Steelers-Patriots feels like a potential classic.

As the Pittsburgh Steelers are trying to make a ninth Super Bowl appearance, here are nine ways they can make it happen Sunday night in Gillette Stadium.

A championship moment from Antonio Brown: Brown’s news conference this week in response to the Facebook Live issue was contrite, but it also dripped of motivation. Brown mentioned his kids having to see him on the TV for the wrong reasons and former players blasting his maturity. He looked and sounded like a man hungry for a legacy game. Brown likes the matchup with the Patriots after averaging 94 yards and 0.75 touchdowns per game in his past four meetings against them.