Tom Brady had a day in Foxborough, throwing for 384 yards and three touchdowns, as the Patriots head to the Super Bowl for the ninth time.
It started early, when Brady found stand-out WR Chris Hogan for a 16-yard touchdown in the first quarter, putting New England up 10-0.
Hogan kept himself in the mix when Brady found him on the flea-flicker, mid-second quarter.
What a play by the Pats! https://t.co/gSguifdEpS
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) January 23, 2017
He ended the game with 180 yards, two touchdowns on nine receptions.
After the half, the Patriots’ defense came out and shut down Big Ben and the Steelers’ offense. The early injury to Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell was a huge blow to the explosiveness of their offense and it showed all day.
The Patriots scored 19 unanswered points to start the second half, solitifying their Super Bowl run.
New England had continous offensive success, as the Steelers had a hard time running the ball all game, and that was the story of the entire game.
Ben Roethisberger played an acceptional game, having a few passes dropped and virtually no running game. He threw 314 yards, one touchdown and one interception late in the game.
The Steelers’ nine-game winning streak ended, and New England will fly to Houston in two weeks to face the Falcons in Super Bowl VI.