STEELERS-PATRIOTS SERIES HISTORY
Series History: Series began in 1972
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 14-9
A look at images from our 33-10 win over New England on November 30, 2008 in Foxborough.
At Pittsburgh:Steelers lead, 10-6 *At New England:Steelers lead, 4-3 Neutral Sites:n/a Streak:Patriots won previous meeting Last Regular-Season Meeting:Nov. 3, 2013 at New England
New England 55, Pittsburgh 31 Postseason Series:Patriots lead, 3-1 Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 23, 2005 in Pittsburgh
New England 41, Pittsburgh 27
*(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh and New England will kickoff the NFL's 2015 regular season this week on Thursday Night...the two teams have met 23 times in regular season seris history, with the Steelers owning a 14-9 advantage over the Patriots...Pittsburgh holds a one game edge in road games against New England (4-3)...the Steelers and Patriots will meet in a Kickoff Weekend game for the third time in series history and have split each of the previous two Week One match-ups (Sept. 3, 1979, W, 16-13 at New England OT and Sept. 9, 2002, L, 30-14 at New England).
THE LAST TIME VS. NEW ENGLAND
New England 55, Pittsburgh 31
Nov. 3, 2013
Gillette Stadium (68,756)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Steelers fell to the New England Patriots, 55-31, at Gillette Stadium.
New England scored the first 14 points of the contest, both touchdowns coming on passes. Late in the first quarter, QB Tom Brady found WR Danny Amendola for a 34-yard score, and early in the second quarter, he found TE Rob Gronkowski for a 19-yard touchdown.
K Shaun Suisham's 30-yard field goal midway through the second quarter gave the Steelers their fi rst three points of the game. Late in the second quarter, K Stephen Gostkowski's 20-yard field goal extended the Patriots' lead, 17-3.
Right after the two-minute warning, QB Ben Roethlisberger found WR Antonio Brown for a 27-yard touchdown pass to pull within a touchdown, 17-10. But New England marched 77 yards on nine plays on their ensuing drive to extend their lead to 24-10 at halftime.
Pittsburgh scored 14 straight points after halftime. The first score was set up when S Troy Polamalu forced a fumble that was recovered by LB LaMarr Woodley. Five plays later, Roethlisberger found WR Jerricho Cotchery for a 20-yard score. And early in the third quarter, Roethlisberger and Cotchery hooked up again for an eightyard touchdown to tie the game, 24-24.
New England would outscore the Steelers 31-7 the rest of the game. Gostkowski made a 32-yard fi eld goal, Brady and WR Aaron Dobson connected on a 17-yard touchdown and RB Stevan Ridley scored on a fi ve-yard run to extend the lead, 41-24. Roethlisberger and Cotchery connected again for a six-yard score to cut the lead, 41-31, but it would be the closest the Steelers would get.
Brady and Dobson connected for an 81-yard touchdown pass, and RB LaGarrette Blount scored on a fi ve-yard run to give New England the 55-31 victory.