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Bill Belichick responds when asked what he thought was the key to the offense performance.

I thought we just had a good, consistent offensive performance. We ran the ball competitively, made them worry about it. We did a good job with the passing game, made some yards after the catch. Of course the red area is huge like it always is, getting the ball in the end zone. We give the players the credit. They played well, they played hard, they blocked them, they got open, they threw it, they caught it.

Tom Brady was asked about his animation on the sidelines towards his team.

I was exhausted. There's only one way to play the game, and it's an emotional game. I think part of being a quarterback is making sure that everyone's into it and there's a level of concentration and focus that you need on the road. The crowd gets noisy and there are plenty of plays that we didn't make, that we probably should have made, especially in the first half. Getting the ball down on the four-yard line and they call us for a chop-block, then not making plays on the next drive, and just not executing great. I thought all the guys played really hard and stayed focus. It was an exciting win for all of us. We haven't been this happy in a long time.



  • Shalise Manza Young recaps the Patriots win of their showdown against the Steelers.
  • Ian Rapoport reports Brady's injured foot didn't stop him from doing anything he wanted to last night against the Steelers defense.
  • Karen Guregian reports the Patriots defense was relentless in its pursuit of Roethlisberger, getting him down or at least making it difficult for him.
  • Ron Borges asserts the Rooney family doesn't own the Pittsburgh Steelers the way Tom Brady does.
  • Mike Petraglia calls Tom Brady a man on a mission and talks about how no one was going to screw it up for him - not the Pittsburgh secondary or his own teammates.
  • Tom E. Curran credits Tom Brady's fire for igniting the Patriots win.
  • Greg A. Bedard reports the Patriots were able to control the game because of the constant and unrelenting pressure on QB Ben Roethlisberger.
  • Monique Walker notes Rob Gronkowski always wanted to play at Heinz Field and last night he came up big, atoning for his clunker in Cleveland in the process.
  • Mike Reiss mentions that Mankins and Light weren't happy with the "extra sugar being tossed around" late after plays were over and guys were already down.
  • Mike Reiss offers his first reaction following the Patriots win.
  • Christopher Price offers Ten Things we learned Sunday. The Patriots show resiliency in win over Steelers.
  • Tom E. Curran offers Five Thoughts from Sunday night.
  • Michael Felger offers his thoughts following the Patriots win in Pittsburgh. He wonders what asterisk will be applied to the win.
  • Kirk Minihane tells us what went right and what went wrong in last night's win.
  • Tom E. Curran and Mary Paoletti offer the Best and Worst from the Pats win.
  • Mike Reiss and Mike Rodak give us their 3 up and 3 down for the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss runs down the top 5 storylines from the Patriots' impressive victory over the Steelers.
  • Kirk Minihane admits he was wrong when he claimed the Pats had no chance against the Steelers and says he's done trying to figure them out.
  • Dan Shaughnessy writes that as Brady was slicing and dicing, it was hard to remember we actually had questions about Brady's readiness entering this game.
  • Art Martone says the Pats erased the memory of last week's disaster in Cleveland with a solid performance.
  • Mary Paoletti notes what a difference a week makes for the Patriots.
  • Duane Rankin gets the feeling from Pittsburgh after the 'good old-fashioned butt whipping'.
  • Rich Levine wonders where do the Patriots go from Pittsburgh?
  • Ian Rapoport Patriots Notebook: Wes Welker looked like his old self last night; Pats' O-linemen felt the Steelers took cheap shots at Brady all night long; LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison had zero sacks; BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 87 yards on the best run defense in the league; Pats had been practicing outside in the rain and were prepared for the mushy surface at Heinz Field.
  • Monique Walker Patriots Notebook: Wes Welker was focus of passing attack; Pats were the first team to top 100 yards against the Steelers this season; Kicker Shane Graham was good and bad in his debut; Darius Butler was a surprise inactive and Fred Taylor gets one more week to recover; James Sanders' pick 6 was the 2nd of his career; Aaron Hernandez played the Randy Moss role of batting down Roethlisberger's Hail Mary attempt.
  • ESPNBoston - New England Patriots Gamecenter: Patriots vs. Steelers