Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will let his coach worry about the New England Patriots, saying the Steelers haven't watched "one thing of Patriots film" this season.

Coach Mike Tomlin, in an interview with NBC's Tony Dungy that aired before Sunday night's game with the Packers, predicted "fireworks" for the Steelers' Week 15 matchup with New England, with the two teams likely to see each other again in the playoffs.

"Honestly, he's the head coach," Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio show Tuesday. "He's allowed to think about whatever game or whatever elephant in the room or whatever matchups, things like that.

"For me, I am 100 percent on Cincinnati and nothing else. That is my biggest focus because these guys are going to come out to get us. They want to ruin our playoff chances. I know those guys are going to want to get after us and try to ruin our Christmas."

Tomlin said in the interview that he would address the "elephant in the room" and that the game vs. the Patriots is "going to be fireworks. And it's probably going to be Part 1. That's going to be a big game."