Pats Offense Shines Against Steelers

By Annie Carroll – 11-4-13

© Charles Krupa/AP/Corbis
© Charles Krupa/AP/Corbis

It’s a solid 55-31 victory.

Pats offensive players had it all in sync, yesterday, fighting off Pittsburgh during an electrifying game at Gillette Stadium.

Pats defensive back Devin McCourty nabbed an early interception, setting up quarterback Tom Brady for a touchdown pass.

The Pats offense fired on all cylinders to heat up the second quarter.  Brady connected with Rob Gronkowski in the end zone, before the Steelers answered back with a touchdown pass of their own. Then, it was Stevan Ridley’s turn. He scored a rushing touchdown just before the halftime whistle increasing New England’s lead to 14 points heading into the break.

After the half, the Steelers came back strong. In just under four minutes, Jericho Cotchery caught two touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger, tying the game at 24.  That didn’t stop the Pats offense from taking it all in the fourth quarter, though.

Rookie Aaron Dobson and Ridley had back-to-back touchdowns for New England. Pittsburgh receiver Jerricho Cotchery caught his third touchdown of the game, but the Patriots responded quickly with a score of their own. Duron Harmon then picked off Roethlisberger, which led to a LeGarette Blount TD run, sealing the victory for the Patriots.

 

This was the sixth time in Patriots team history that the team scored 55 points in a game, leading them into their bye week with a 7-2 record.