Peek at the Week: Protection in your pocket? Key in N.E. - NFL - CBSSports.com Football Judge picks the Steelers over the Pats. His theory is that the Pats don't have a pass rush, the Steelers do, Ben R. is a better QB than Cassell anyway, and one can't run on the Steelers. It makes one wonder why the teams are only one game apart in the standings -- but he ascribes a lot of importance to pass-rushing LBs, and hence to the absence of Thomas.