Who Said Tom Brady Was Done? Patriots beat Steelers 55-31

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

FOXBORO, Ma—4 touchdowns and 432 yards later the talks of Tom Brady being “hurt” and “getting old” have quieted down. This coming against the Steelers secondary that is usually stout giving up the 4th least amount of passing yards on average this year. Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, and Aaron Dobson combined for 4 touchdown receptions and 18 catches proving that the Patriots have weapons that can stretch the field. The Steelers managed to hit Brady with three sacks but the All-Pro quarterback was not fazed and executed all game long.

Halfway through the 3rd quarter the Steelers tied it up at 24 as Jerricho Cotchery caught his 2nd of 3 touchdown receptions. The Patriots then outscored the Steelers 31-7 throughout the rest of the game. Ben Roethlisberger threw 4 touchdown passes but also was intercepted twice and fumbled as well. The Patriots defense has now forced a turnover in 36 games straight tops in the league. Roethlisberger was also sacked 5 times and the Patriots defense made sure the Steelers offense could not comeback after the Patriots scoring surge.

Tom Brady was not the only one at it for the Patriots offense. Stevan Ridley ran for 115 yards and 2 scores and LeGarrette Blount ran for another as the team totaled 197 yards on the ground against a weak Steelers run defense. Against a top 5 pass defense many were wondering how Brady would do especially with the team’s recent woes and injuries. Brady showed he is still Brady though and turned in a huge game and moved the Patriots to 7-2 and the Steelers to 2-6. The Pats have a bye, then a Monday night game against the Panthers before a showdown with the Broncos and their amazing offense. The Steelers need to turn things around so they do not miss the playoffs for the second straight year.

Mr. Brady did not let down though but can he keep it up? With his offensive weapons mostly healthy and excellent receiving running back Shane Vereen coming back we can only expect more from the hall-of-famer.

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