The Pittsburgh Steelers were hoping to get back in the win column against the New England Patriots, who had been underwhelming this season, but there was no question after today’s game was over who the top team in the match up was.
When the final whistle blew, the Patriots blew out the Steelers by a score of 55-31. It was the most points the Steelers have ever surrendered in team history.
It was close for a short while in the fourth quarter, but the Patriots put together an offensive explosion to light up the Steelers defense for more than 600 yards of total offense. It’s hard to believe that this game was tied at 24 points a piece midway through the third quarter, but that’s what happens when your defense doesn’t cover a soul.
New England scored four touchdowns in the final quarter to put the Steelers away and hand them their sixth loss of the season.
After the performance from Pittsburgh’s defense, you have to believe that there will be plenty of changes before next week’s match up against the Buffalo Bills rolls around.
Tom Brady finished the game with 432 yards passing and four touchdowns, while Stevan Ridley led the way on the ground with 115 yards and two touchdowns. For the Patriots receivers, three surpassed the 100 yard mark — Rob Gronkowski (143, TD), Aaron Dobson (130, 2 TDs) and Danny Amendola (122, TD).