BOSTON (KDKA) — Wheels down in Boston, Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been arriving all day.
“I’ve been waiting for this all week, stairway to seven, we’re getting it,” said Kevin Kowalsky of Ambridge.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Blaze At Armstrong Co. Assisted Living Facility
“I’m so excited right now, I’m excited to hear the trash talking all these Patriots fans have for our Steelers. We’re not losing. We’re not losing,” said Tyler Balzer of Baldwin.
At baggage claim, KDKA found offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s wife Chrissy.
“Last week was huge, this week is even bigger,” she said.
Chrissy said she’s been nervous since Kansas City.
“It’s personal for us, you know it’s everyday for us, it’s not like your typical fan who roots for the Steelers, it’s our livelihood and it’s what we do and it’s everything,” she said. “If everyone does what they are supposed to do we can win.”
Fans are pinning a lot of hope on #26.
“As a mom you just want to make sure it’s perfect, you know you do’t want anything to go wrong,” Le’Veon Bell’s mom Lisa said.
Lisa said her son is living out his dream and when he’s on the field she is in the zone.READ MORE: Edinboro Student Hospitalized After Being Stabbed In The Head
“My eyes are always on Le’Veon, my eyes are always on the guy who’s coming to tackle Le’Veon, so I’m real focused I don’t talk to anyone around me and I don’t want to be talked to,” she said.
Lisa says she texts Le’Veon critiques throughout the game knowing he won’t see them and afterwards they watch the game together.
“I’m like ‘you should have hit the hole there’, he’s like ‘no mom’ and he’ll tell me ‘this is why I hit it.’ He’s very confident in his game,” she said.
And she’s very confident in her boy, and the other Bs.
“Collectively all of ’em together I see us beating the Patriots, we have to work as one engine and we’re gonna beat the Patriots.”
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker was the center of attention Saturday night at a team event.
KDKA’s Rich Walsh asked how he’s feeling headed into Sunday’s game.
“We’re in playoff mode, we’ve been in playoff mode for a long time, what 9 games in a row? Just gotta keep it going, this had gotta be our 10th one,” Parker said.
Rich Walsh: What do the Steelers have to do to win this game against a Bill Belichick team?
Parker: Just gotta play our game, we can’t do anything special, we’ve been doing it a long time. Coach Tomlin, I know he’s got these boys in the right frame of mind.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Chances Of Saturday Showers