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New England Patriots (10-3)

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@ Buf
W 23-3
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@ Mia
L 20-27
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vs. NYJ
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Stakes high as streaking Steelers host Brady, Patriots

PITTSBURGH (AP) The soul searching began the moment the Pittsburgh Steelers walked off the field last January at snowy Foxborough following painful three hours watching Tom Brady and the New England Patriots toy with them in a one-sided 36-17 victory in the AFC title game that didn't even feel that close.

While the Patriots moved on to the Super Bowl and ultimately another championship parade through Boston, the Steelers lurched into an offseason wondering what it was going to take to end nearly two decades of torment at the hands Brady, Bill Belichick and New England's seemingly endless string of role players turned difference makers.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger openly pondered retirement while simultaneously challenging the front office to upgrade the talent around him.

AFC East Division
New England 1030.769
Buffalo 760.538
Miami 670.462
New York 580.385
Full Standings
Pass Yds: T. Brady3865
Pass TDs: T. Brady27
Rush Yds: D. Lewis607
Rush TDs: R. Burkhead4
Rec Yds: B. Cooks924
Rec TDs: R. Gronkowski7
Int: D. Harmon3
Sacks: T. Flowers6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5206 (2)
Passing Yards: 3902 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1472 (16)
Points per game: 28.3 (4)
Yards per game: 400.5 (2)
Touchdowns: 38 (2)
Field Goals: 31 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4870 (29)
Passing Yards: 3525 (29)
Rushing Yards: 1569 (23)
Points per game: 19.2 (5)
Yards per game: 374.6 (29)
Touchdowns: 27 (11)
Field Goals: 16 (1)
Date Player Transactions
12/13 J. Freeny cut
12/13 B. Reedy cut
12/13 R. Jean Francois signed
12/13 K. Britt signed
12/13 M. Cannon on IR ankle
12/12 R. Gronkowski suspension lifted
12/6 J. Freeny signed
12/5 J. King pract. squad add
12/4 R. Gronkowski suspended 1 game (NFL Player Rules)
12/2 R. Jean Francois cut
Date Player Status
12/17 A. Branch knee (Out)
12/17 T. Flowers rib (Questionable)
12/17 S. Gilmore ankle (Questionable)
12/17 D. Harris ankle (Questionable)
12/17 C. Hogan shoulder (Questionable)
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