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Patriots capitalize on interception, take 7-0 lead

Cameron Heyward, Tom Brady AP

Finally, the Patriots have broken through against the Steelers.

On the first play after an interception of counterpart Ben Roethlisberger, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady connected with wide receiver Danny Amendola on a 34-yard touchdown pass to give New England a 7-0 first-quarter lead against Pittsburgh.

Roethlisberger was intercepted on a pass thrown deep from his own endzone, with the Patriots’ Devin McCourty making the pick.

The Steelers were backed up near their goal line after stopping New England on 4th-and-goal from the Pittsburgh 1. On the fourth-down play, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley ran off the left side, but he was met by a wall of Pittsburgh defenders who stopped him short.

However, the Steelers’ good feelings were short lived, as Roethlisberger was picked on the next play from scrimmage.

Pass protection again has been something of an issue for the Steelers. Roethlisberger was pressured on the interception, and he was sacked twice in the first quarter, losing a fumble on one of the sacks.

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6 Responses to “Patriots capitalize on interception, take 7-0 lead”
  1. citizenstrange says: Nov 3, 2013 5:27 PM

    Big Bum strikes again. Also, he is well on his way to scoring zero points.

    Big Bum gets beat by the likes of Locker and Cassel and Pryor (and of course Tebow in a playoff game) but when he goes against a good quarterback it is a guaranteed 20 point blowout.

  2. melikefootball says: Nov 3, 2013 5:36 PM

    Steelers are a sadly coached team, this Tomlin has a lost team under his direction.

  3. jmblosser82 says: Nov 3, 2013 5:37 PM

    The only good thing about this crapfest is Baltimore is getting handled in Cleveland. Baltimore has the better chance of coming back but don’t count on either team.

  4. citizenstrange says: Nov 3, 2013 5:44 PM

    But just remember that Tomlin blew the Rooney’s away in his interview with all the talk of blades of grass in stadiums in in the fall all up in here and whatnot.

  5. runtheball says: Nov 3, 2013 5:53 PM

    What kind of a moron OC calls a 20 yard pass when you are pinned against the goal line… Oh nevermind!

  6. lindbergh9 says: Nov 3, 2013 6:12 PM

    We must continue to su$k so we can draft Johnny Football!!!! #7 got married and can’t find his way out of a paper bag!!!

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