Brady throws for three TDs in rout of Steelers


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NE Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA 2013.

Dylan Shields, Staff Writer

Sunday night, the battle between the only two NFL teams with six Super Bowls turned out to be full of laughter.  A game that everyone thought would be a close contest turned out to be the biggest blowout of Week 1.

After a couple of quiet drives by both teams, with five minutes left in the first quarter, Patriots receiver Josh Gordon, who left the team after Week 15 last season, muscled his way for a 20-yard TD.

Up 10-0 now, the Steelers offense struggled to gain any first downs on offense.  On 3rd and 1 in the second quarter, a pitch to James Conner ended up being a loss of five yards, resulting in another punt.

Following was a consistent drive as Tom Brady slowly picked apart the Steelers D with first down after first down.  Eventually, Brady threw a beauty to Phillip Dorsett for another score.  He would end up having another one off a deep pass at the beginning of the third quarter.

The Steelers offense never gained any mustard, with Ben only going 27-47 for 341 yards and an INT, and JuJu only getting 78 receiving yards.  Another player who struggled was Donte Moncrief, who dropped three passes. including one that would’ve been a TD.

Brady, with almost a perfect QB rating, went 24-36 for 341 yards and 3 TDs.

The Patriots will have Antonio Brown next week, as they go to Miami next week, looking for revenge after the Miami Miracle last year.

Meanwhile, the struggling Steelers look to get their first win at home against the Seahawks, who beat the Bengals 21-20 yesterday.