Found October 30, 2011 on Foxboro Blog:
The eve of All Hallow's Eve was not a good one for the New England Patriots, as they trailed the Pittsburgh Steelers the entire game en route to a 25-17 loss on Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Even though the game was mostly lopsided in the Steelers favor, the Patriots managed to shrink the score to 23-17 after scoring a touchdown with 2:35 remaining in the fourth quarter. Bill Belichick then made a somewhat questionable call and decided to try an onside kick, even though the Patriots had all three timeouts remaining as well as the two-minute warning. The Patriots eventually got the ball back with 19 second remaining, but Tom Brady was sacked and the ball flew out of the Patriots' own end zone to close the game out on a safety. Ben Roethlisberger absolutley shredded the Patriot's defense, passing for 365 yards and 2 touchdowns and completing 36/50 pass attempts. The Steelers offense moved the ball with ease, and the game would have been much more lopsided if i...

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The Steelers broke out a new game plan to stop Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense, and they executed it as well as any defense has against New England in quite some time. It was so effective that the Patriots are going to have to prove they can defeat similar schemes in the coming weeks because Pittsburgh's defensive looks will surely be replicated by the Patriots' future...

My back pocket Bill Belichick Halloween costume

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  Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin, right, makes a catch for a first down over Notre Dame cornerback Darrin Walls in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Pittsburgh won 27-22. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) FLOWERY BRANCH — Michael Holley is one of my favorite people in the sports business. Our paths crossed in Ohio decades...

Big Ben Tops Tom Brady as Steelers Roll

Tom Brady has made a career out of owning the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Sunday, the Steelers finally got some revenge. While holding Brady in check and getting a great performance out of Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers won by a final score of 25-17. Roethlisberger finished 36-for-50 for 365 passing yards and two touchdowns. On the other side of the field, Brady was 24-for-35 for 198...

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Patriots run up big numbers on ground, too

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The final word on The Toronto series for 2011

I know the agreement is up next year, but this deal isn't going anywhere. I know some fans would love it to, but for the Bills to get almost double on their return for a home game, something will be worked out. Yes, it will probably be for a lower number than last time around, but I think this is the norm. Sure, it may change after Ralph Wilson dies, but as I've written before...

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Monday Morning Hangover: Don’t Look Back

If you’re a Giant fan, you can’t be feeling very bold this morning after barely getting past the 0-7 Dolphins. With a killer schedule directly ahead and many issues still plaguing them – such as the running game and the rush defense – it seems unreasonable that they will get through November with a winning record. But they probably will. This league is just going that way...

NY Giants barely beat Miami Dolphins, must play better against New England Patriots York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will need a better performance from his team next Sunday against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 10/31/11

Moving to further action . . .

By Jim Donaldson Courtesy of a poor decision by Ben Roethlisberger that resulted in a Gary Guyton interception, the Patriots have cut their deficit to 10-7 midway through the second quarter, as Tom Brady, starting at the Steelers' 8-yard line, required just two plays to get the ball into the end zone -- a 6-yard run by Kevin Faulk, followed by a 2-yard TD pass to Deion Branch.
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