Pittsburgh Steelers 3-33 New England Patriots.
The New England Patriots blew out the Pittsburgh Steelers last night.
A day before the game after former Steelers acquiring Antonio Brown, the depending Super Bowl champion showed they didn’t need it, taking 341 yards and three touchdown passes from 42-year-old Tom Brady to defeat Pittsburgh 33 -3.
Phillip Dorsett caught two touchdown passes, including a 58-yard score, and Josh Gordon caught a TD pass. New England released their sixth NFL championship banner, Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman caught six passes for 83 yards and completed the throw to help the Patriots begin their back-to-back title. The last teams to do that: New England in 2003 and 2004.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 27 of 47 passes for 277 yards and an interception, with most production coming off non-scoring drives. The offense saw the impact of losing two of their best playmakers: Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell, a two-time All-Pro.
Brown, who asked for Oakland to released him, was released Saturday morning and then had a deal with the Patriots that afternoon, but not eligible to play against Steelers. The Patriots are expected to sign a one-year deal, $9 million for the four-time All-Pro.