Patriots, Steelers trade touchdowns, New England leads 17-14

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Offense hasn’t been easy to come by in Sunday’s matchup between the Steelers and Patriots. But the teams have now traded touchdowns and New England leads 17-14.

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones should have been intercepted by cornerback Cameron Sutton on third-and-9 from the New England 43. Jones threw an ill-advised pass to his left and Sutton was there and got his hands on the ball but dropped it.

So instead of having a possession start in New England territory, Pittsburgh was slated to field a punt. But that didn’t work either, as returner Gunner Olszewski muffed the catch. The ball ricocheted off his helmet and New England defensive back Brenden Schooler was there to recover it at the Pittsburgh 20.

An unnecessary roughness penalty put the Patriots on the 10.

A few plays later, running back Damien Harris scored a 2-yard touchdown to give New England a 17-6 lead.

The Steelers drove right down the field to score their first touchdown of the game, with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky hooking up with tight end Pat Freiermuth for an 8-yard touchdown. Then receiver Diontae Johnson made an outstanding diving catch in the end zone, getting an elbow and knee down to complete a two-point conversion and make the score 17-14 early in the fourth quarter.

The Patriots have been without safety Kyle Dugger, who is questionable to return with a knee injury. Linebacker Ja'whaun Bentley is also questionable to return with a back injury.

21 responses to “Patriots, Steelers trade touchdowns, New England leads 17-14

  1. Ugly wins are wins.

    When the ravens and Steelers play 17-14 games, it’s a defensive battle.

    When everyone’s favorite team to hate wins 17-14, ids because the offense sucked.

    It’s a work in progress. It’s September. Josie’s on a vacation far away.

    ONTO BALTIMORE

  2. Gutty win for the Pats. This isn’t to be snarky – but Mac Jones ain’t scaring anyone. He’s regressing this year.

    The O-line & defense for the Pats played well, and the muffed punt won the game.

  3. Thats the pats team i know, play hard for 60 mins or more if necessary.proud of the team for that Hard faught road win.

  4. navyvandal says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:11 pm
    Ugly wins are wins.

    When the ravens and Steelers play 17-14 games, it’s a defensive battle.

    When everyone’s favorite team to hate wins 17-14, ids because the offense sucked.

    It’s a work in progress. It’s September. Josie’s on a vacation far away.

    ONTO BALTIMORE

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    You’re from Chicago, I’m guessing you know what the problem is.

  5. You’re from Chicago, I’m guessing you know what the problem is.

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    I’m a BOSTONIAN LIVING in Chicago. I left home 18 years ago when I joined the navy (hence the name). I haven’t lived in MA since 2004. I met my wife when I was serving, and I moved to Chicago 9 years ago.

  6. navyvandal says:
    September 18, 2022 at 4:34 pm
    You’re from Chicago, I’m guessing you know what the problem is.

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    I’m a BOSTONIAN LIVING in Chicago. I left home 18 years ago when I joined the navy (hence the name). I haven’t lived in MA since 2004. I met my wife when I was serving, and I moved to Chicago 9 years ago.

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    My mistake. But you must have watched bears games and now where the problem lies

  7. Matt Canada’s offense stinks. There’s talent on offense buy the o-line and the play calling is terrible.

  8. I hate going to Pickett so early with that O line, but me-thinks Trubisky will get one last shot ve Cleve on Thurs. If he stains the bed again, that will give Pickett 9 days to get ready for the Jets.

  9. We DID NOT lose this game, this game was STOLEN from us by the refs! I’ve never seen worse officiating in my life. We really need a way for games like this to be overturned. Patsie fans are acting like they legitimately won this game. Sorry but the Steelers still own you.

  10. And the Steelers continue to be winless when TJ Watt can’t play due to injury.
    The difference between the pressure they put on Burrow last week and the lack of pressure this week was stunning.
    Hats off to the NE offensive line for stepping up.
    I hope the Steelers o-line watched and learned it can be done!

  11. Wow I haven’t watched the Patriots in awhile. They really are a bad team. Lucky for them they had us this week, but they are in real trouble.

  12. dadindebt6 says:
    September 18, 2022 at 11:27 pm
    And the Steelers continue to be winless when TJ Watt can’t play due to injury.
    The difference between the pressure they put on Burrow last week and the lack of pressure this week was stunning.
    Hats off to the NE offensive line for stepping up.
    I hope the Steelers o-line watched and learned it can be done!

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    I dont think the Bengals line is looking too good this year anyhow, so Im not sure that dominating them was as great a feat as we though when it first happened. Even though losing Watt will understandably make a visible difference, it would not be enough to go from running roughshod over a supposedly good line to getting shut out so completely by one that has pretty much appeared to be bad up to that point. I honestly expected the Steelers D to stomp the Patriots offense (also thought Pats D would dominate Steelers weak offense) but that did not happen, and the difference was too huge to just be about JJ Watt. I think the Pats oline took some steps forward for sure, thats part of it, and losing Eatt hurt for sure, thats part of it too, but I think the third part is that they were not as good as originally thought, which was only based on them being so effective against the supposedly good Bengals. So I question whether the Bengals are currently as good as people think, and hence leaving room for the Steelers D to not be as good as thought. Because otherwise, even without Watt in the game, that performance would mean the Patriots fixed their offensive line woes and are actually good in that area now.

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