Hart: Steelers would have lasting impact on Patriots

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Hart: Steelers would have lasting impact on Patriots

The Patriots road to the Super Bowl could first go through Pittsburgh and if that's the case it may not reach the Super Bowl.

That's what Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart believes if the Pats are in fact paired up with the Steelers in the Wild Card round.

Check out what he said on UNO's Sports Tonight:

"I think the Steelers are by far the worst matchup - and they may not make it so you might not have to worry about it," Hart said. "But you look at a) Roethlisberger. What he can do in terms of keeping plays alive. Patriots have got no pass rush, and you're going to ask that secondary toc over for three, four, five, six seconds? But more importantly, it's the defense. It's nowhere near the 49ers, but that is stilla  physical defense that bangs you around. To me, that's the biggest issue here. If you play the Steelers in the first round, I firmly believe you won't go to the Super Bowl. And it won't be because you lose to them, it'll be because the hangover having to put three games in a row after the first one is a dogfight where you get beat up."

Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

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Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina's national team.

Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.

His nation's career scoring leader with 55 international goals, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar.

Messi tells the Argentine network TyC Sports "the national team is over for me. It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."

Messi and Argentina lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final. They lost last year's Copa final to host Chile on penalty kicks.

The 29-year-old Messi has led Barcelona to four Champions League titles.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

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Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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