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The Rap Sheet:
If I had to sum up the Patriots defensive game plan, it was to try to make Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to force the deep ball. They often doubled speed receivers like Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders, essentially taking away the deep ball. Pittsburgh had just two plays longer than 20 yards in the 25-17 win over the Pats.
And, history shoes, Roethlisberger will still try to get over the top of a defense, sending the ball into the ozone and trying for the big play. Except, that didn’t happen. He was content to dink-and-dunk down the field, taking what was there and feasting on the middle of the field.
Even Patriots were shocked at Roethlisberger’s discipline at checking it down. It all led to Big Ben going 36 of 50 for 365 yards and two scores.
“He played a great game,” Pats LB Jerod Mayo said. “Even on that last play of the half, he checked it down instead of taking a pick. He played a great game, hat’s off to him.”
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Antonio Brown caught a TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger decided to pay tribute to Billy “White Shoes” Johnson by doing his best version of the famous Touchdown dance. We think he did pretty well.
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