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Best of Social Media: Week 7 Patriots vs Steelers

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5 years ago at 8:16 pm ET
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Best of Social Media: Week 7 Patriots vs SteelersCharles LeClaire - USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots entered Sunday’s contest against the AFC rival Pittsburgh Steelers with a commanding 5-1 record in what was supposed to be another chapter in Tom Brady vs Ben Roethlisberger but unfortunately Big Ben was sidelined with a torn meniscus. Enter backup Landy Jones.

Before the game began, Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams posted the following video to his twitter account to troll Patriots fans, Williams himself was inactive for the game with an injury.

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With the game scoreless early in the first quarter, it appeared Landry Jones had an opportunity to provide the Steelers an early lead, right up until Patriots corner Malcolm Butler did what he does best in the end zone.

Butler followed up with a little mock dance of some Antonio Brown moves.

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He's a beast @mac_bz #wooooowmickeymouse

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Tom “Speed Demon” Brady had some big early runs for first downs.

Running back James White continuing his hot streak, finding the end zone for the second week in a row helping the Patriots jump out to the early 7-0 lead.

LeGarrette Blount made his former team pay with this score giving him seven rushing touchdowns on the season, tying a career high and a 14-0 Patriots lead.

Lanrdy Jones found a way to keep the Steelers in the game, tossing this pass to Darius Heyward-Bey to cut the Patriots lead in the half.  The Patriots third down defense struggled early on.

Following two Steelers field goals to cut the Patriots lead to 14-13, Tight end Rob Gronkowski unleashed on a poor secondary that struggled to cover him all night.

With the Patriots ahead 20-13, Stephen Gostkowski continued his rough start to the season, missing the extra point attempt.

Following another Steelers field goal, the Patriots found themselves up 20-16 with 14:49 to play in the fourth quarter and running back LeGarrette Blount sealing the game with his eighth rushing touchdown of the season, a new career high.

The Steelers were unable to reach the end zone the remainder of the quarter following some questionable play calls by head coach Mike Tomlin.

When asked about the controversial missed field goal attempt after the game, Tomlin was asked if he had thought about leaving his offense on the field to go for it on 4th down.

“I did not,” said Tomlin. “He made a similar kick over a year ago right there in that same spot and the same field when we tried him out and the weather conditions were worse than they were tonight we were down there and had an opportunity to make it one-score game, I took that chance.”

The Steelers were unable to get any more scoring chances the remainder of the fourth quarter as the Patriots defense tightened up and walked out of Heinz Field 5-1 win a 27-16 victory.

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Good team win! @l_blount29 @bbhulksmash it's lit!

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You see me now! Gang tackle D! Love my dudes.

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Posted Under: Patriots Photos
Tags: Antonio Brown Brandon Bolden James White Jamie Collins Julian Edelman LeGarrette Blount Malcolm Butler Patrick Chung Rob Gronkowski Stephen Gostkowski Tom Brady


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