Coming off that heartbreaking last-second loss to the Dolphins, the Patriots traveled to Pittsburgh. They previously faced the Steelers in Pittsburgh last year which was one of the best regular season games in recent memory in most football fans opinion.
However, that was not the case then year. Brady went 25-36 for 279 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. Michel was held to just 59 yards. Certainly not a good game offensively.
The Pats were 1-5 on 3rd down in the 1st half. The Steelers win the 1st half 14-7 by playing keep-away but they still gave the Pats chances to go down and score with a Boswell missed kick, and 2 Roethlisberger interceptions.
Even though Big Ben threw 2 picks, neither of them amount to the level of “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” that Brady’s lone INT of the night had.
Pats had a chance to tie the game with 2:10 remaining and 75 yards to go. Brady hits Edelman for 31 yards, then dinks-and-dunks their way to the 11 yard line with 37 seconds to go. Then on 4th & 15 with 20 seconds left, Brady’s pass comes up incomplete and the Patriots fall to the Steelers 10-17.
Overall, a very bad game offensively for the Pats and that’s ultimately what led to their 5th and final loss of the season. This game was the SECOND time this season alone the Pats lost back to back games.