Pittsburgh Steelers face mental, physical hurdles after Patriots loss

18 December, 2017, 03:22 | Author: Cary Erickson
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After the Steelers took control for most of the game both in possession time and the scoreboard, the Patriots had Tom Brady lead another game-winning drive that resulted in a winning touchdown for Dion Lewis with 55 seconds left in the game.

All week, New England Patriots players talked about the energy that tight end Rob Gronkowski brought to the team upon his return after serving a one-week National Football League suspension.

Pittsburgh received an early emotional jolt when cameras cut to injured linebacker Ryan Shazier sitting in a private box less than two weeks removed from spinal stabilization surgery. He appeared to be putting no weight on his left leg. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin indicated that he wouldn't return to the game despite a questionable designation at halftime and then the team announced that Brown had to be transported to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for further evaluation, according to a report from Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Le'Veon Bell ran for 117 yards and added another 48 receiving as Pittsburgh hung in there even with Brown, the NFL's leading receiver, in a hospital having his left calf injury examined.

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Roethlisberger completed 22 of 30 for 281 yards with two touchdowns and the pick. But he was taken to a hospital soon thereafter, and the Steelers declared him out for the game. In the first half alone, Roethlisberger connected on 15 of 19 passes for 182 yards, while Brady was 10 for 13 for 132 yards. The throw to Bryant was a beautifully lofted touch pass in the final minute of the half.

So Gronkowski is back, and so are the Patriots atop the AFC.



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