On Sunday afternoon, a new generation of New England Patriots look to extend the franchise's recent dominance over the host Pittsburgh Steelers.

Since 2013, the Patriots (0-1) have won six of the last seven meetings with the Steelers (1-0), including a 36-17 win in the AFC Championship Game in January 2017.

However, all six of those wins came with Tom Brady at the helm. 

Mac Jones, a second-year quarterback, will try to pick up where Brady left off.

Jones will have to do so after suffering a setback in Miami.

In the Patriots' 20-7 loss to the Dolphins, Jones completed 21 of 30 passes for 213 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

Jones was also injured in the game and required X-rays, which came back negative. He participated fully in Wednesday's practise but will be monitored throughout the week.

A key component of the Pittsburgh offence is also injured. In Week 1, running back Najee Harris suffered a foot injury.But he is expected to play.

Harris rushed for only 23 yards on 10 carries in Pittsburgh's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the Steelers still won 23-20.

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