Specifically the AFC Championship Game, which features the Pittsburgh Steelers (of Pennsylvania) and the New England Patriots (of Massachusetts).
The Senators are each putting a case of beer on the line. For Toomey, it will be Penn Pilsner and for Warren, Samuel Adams.
“Sunday’s game will be a thrilling match-up of two of the all-time great franchises in the NFL,” said Sen. Toomey. “While it’s hard to play in Foxborough in January, Coach Tomlin has the Steelers on a roll and they are prepared to exact revenge on their AFC nemesis. I am confident that a resurgent Steelers defense can pressure Tom Brady, and on offense, the Killer Bs can carve up the Pats D. Pittsburgh is primed to climb the stairway to seven.”
“The Patriots will get the job done this weekend in their record sixth consecutive AFC championship game appearance,” said Sen. Warren. “Coach Tomlin’s smack talk is just that: all talk–the Pats are a bunch of champions through and through, and I’m looking forward to celebrating another trip to the Super Bowl with all of Patriots Nation.”
The Steelers are 1-3 in the playoffs against the Patriots with their sole victory coming in the 1997 Divisional round. The defeats occurred in the 1996 Divisional as well as the 2001 and 2004 AFC Championship Games.
This year’s AFC Championship Game will kick off at 6:40 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.