The Steelers won a Halloween Night game in Pittsburgh in 2004, the 7th week into the season. That is the only time Pittsburgh has beaten New England since the big games Bledsoe handed them in 1997. 1996 the Patriots clobbered them in the playoffs 28-3 1997 Bledsoe throws to the linebacker with a 21-13 lead and 2 minutes to go, the Steelers go on to win and secure the #2 seed. Then Vrabel strips Bledsoe to seal 7-6 Steeler playoff win. 1998 Both team are 7-5 when the Patriots win a big one at Three Rivers. 2001 Patriots defeat the Steelers 24-17 in the AFC Title Game 2002 Patriots show it was no fluke with Opening Night MNF 30-14 pounding. 2004 Patriots 21 game winning streak stopped on Halloween Night. 2004 Patriots blow out the Steelers in the AFC Title Game 2005 Patriots win on final Brady drive, Vinatieri kicks game winner. 2007 Patriots pound Steelers at Gillette. so no wonder the Steeler fans have this thing about the Patriots, they've only beaten the Patriots once since 1997, and that was in October. They are our Washington Generals.