FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Eric Rowe #25 of the New England Patriots and Cobi Hamilton #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers battle for the ball during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Brady threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns.
The reality is that nobody knows how to prepare for a game like the dour Belichick, who seemed to be grimacing for some reason when handed the AFC championship trophy. Unfortunately for the Steelers, he wasn't the only one of the Killer B's to be a non factor on Sunday.
If you want to watch the game on your TV, the only official way is through FOX, so you obviously must be a cable subscriber. The Steelers have come on extremely strong in the last few weeks with Laveon Bell establishing himself as the best running back in the league.
"If someone had told me this was going to be a game I'd look back on 30 years from now and remember exactly what happened". "Injuries and so forth are part of the game". "Sometimes it's just one play here and one play there". He scored from there on the next play. "We didn't get a lot accomplished tonight". Fellow receiver Julian Edelman caught eight passes for 118 yards and added another score.
Bell rushed for 81 yards and also caught 10 passes for 68 yards in a 27-16 loss to the Patriots on October 23, when Roethlisberger did not play because of injury. By the time of the record, Hogan had been the leading receiver with 180 yards on nine catches and a pair of touchdowns. The Steelers ran 20 times for 54 yards, while New England rushed 27 times for 57 yards. Without Bell, the Patriots were able to double-team the Steelers' other biggest threat, leaving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looking for Eli Rogers (seven catches) just as much as the Pro Bowler Brown.
Fast forward to Sunday, and Hogan, 28, turned out to be Tom Brady's primary target. "I kind of let it loose, and he was open".
"He's got that team playing well", Brady said on sports radio WEEI on January 9.
Today, less than 12 hours after the fire alarm was pulled at the Steelers' hotel in Boston (they weren't evacuated, not everyone was even awakened and the Patriots fan who did it was arrested), the Steelers will take on the Patriots in the AFC Championship game.
There was a critical play in the first half, where the Steelers got to the one-foot line, with less than two minutes left. They reached the New England 2 in the fourth quarter and came away with nothing.
The victor of tonight's game will make their ninth appearance in the Super Bowl.
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