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An Early Christmas Miracle; Steelers Top Brady and the Patriots 17-10, Three Takeaways

3. Finally Turning the Tables

After all the years of close losses and painful setbacks, it was great to see the calls finally go the Steelers way, and the Pats were hit for 14 calls for 106 yards, the most penalties that has been called against them in years.

The Steelers, just four calls against them for 40 yards. While the second Ben pick was so the way the Steelers have lost games to the Pats before, they never gave up, even after Chris Boswell missed yet another field goal (32 yards). He redeemed himself with a 48-yard field goal to make it 17-10 before the last Pats drive.

The Pats dropped passes, they committed a ton of penalties, and they just didn’t look like their big, bad self of the past, and a lot of that had to do with the way the Steelers play – aggressive as well as confident.

Those two traits is something we’ve not seen in a long time against Tom Brady and company, and once that final pass fell incomplete, it was like a weight off Steeler Nations shoulders.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Dave B.

    December 16, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    A great long overdue win against Brady and the Patriots but at the end of the day the Steelers defense was still gashed at times and other times looked totally confused . With the the next two against Drew Brees in New Orleans and the Bengais at home , neither game is a gimme for the Steelers . In the end the Steelers will go as far as as their offense can take them . The defense , now that is another story .

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