The New England Patriots continue their great start in the 2016 season winning over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-16 Sunday.
Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady completed 29 of 36 passes for two touchdowns while running back LeGarrette Blount ran for 127 yards with 2 TDs against a Steelers team that was missing their starting QB Ben Roethlisberger.
This was the Patriots’ sixth win in seven games this season and they have the league’s best record at about midway into the 2016 NFL regular season. Roethlisberger had a left knee surgery last week and his team dropped to 4-3 for the season.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 93 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots, which are 3-0 since Brady came back from the “Deflategate” suspension and controversy. New England is also 3-0 on the road so far this season.
Back-up QB Landry Jones started for Roethlisberger and had 281 passing yards on 29 of 47 completions with a touchdown and an interception. Le’Veon Bell ran for 81 yards on 21 carries and Antonio Brown caught 7 passes for 106 receiving yards.
The Patriots face the Buffalo Bills next week in a rematch after the Bills’ 16-0 shutout win over New England in Week 4. They have another tough game coming up as they face the Seattle Seahawks the following week.
The Steelers have suffered their first back-to-back losses of the season. The Steelers are still the leaders from AFC North but the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals are just one game back.
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