PATRIOTS 41, STEELERS 27



PATRIOTS 41, STEELERS 27
New England1014710--41
Pittsburgh301410--27
First Quarter
NE--FG Vinatieri 48, 11:20.
NE--Branch 60 pass from Brady (Vinatieri kick), 6:49.
Pit--FG Reed 43, 1:22.
Second Quarter
NE--Givens 9 pass from Brady (Vinatieri kick), 7:08.
NE--Harrison 87 interception return (Vinatieri kick), 2:14.
Third Quarter
Pit--Bettis 5 run (Reed kick), 10:54.
NE--Dillon 25 run (Vinatieri kick), 7:27.
Pit--Ward 30 pass from Roethlisberger (Reed kick), 2:35.
Fourth Quarter
Pit--FG Reed 20, 13:29.
NE--FG Vinatieri 31, 8:03.
NE--Branch 23 run (Vinatieri kick), 2:23.
Pit--Burress 7 pass from Roethlisberger (Reed kick), :52.
A--65,242.
NEPit
First downs1819
Total Net Yards322388
Rushes-yards32-12637-163
Passing196225
Punt Returns2-63-40
Kickoff Returns5-1078-115
Interceptions Ret.3-870-0
Comp-Att-Int14-21-014-24-3
Sacked-Yards Lost2-111-1
Punts4-40.33-43.0
Fumbles-Lost1-02-1
Penalties-Yards1-52-20
Time of Possession28:2931:31
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING--New England, Dillon 24-73, Branch 2-37, Faulk 3-20, Brady 2-(minus 2), Givens 1-(minus 2). Pittsburgh, Bettis 17-64, Roethlisberger 5-45, Haynes 5-28, Staley 10-26.
PASSING--New England, Brady 14-21-0-207. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 14-24-3-226.
RECEIVING--New England, Givens 5-59, Branch 4-116, Brown 1-11, Fauria 1-9, Patten 1-8, Dillon 1-5, Graham 1-(minus 1). Pittsburgh, Ward 5-109, Randle El 3-52, Burress 3-37, Haynes 1-14, Tuman 1-8, Rasby 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

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