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Bill Belichick Postgame Press Conference - 11/15/2010

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during his postgame press conference on Sunday, November 14, 2010.

Q: *What was the key to the offensive performance?
*I thought we just had a good, consistent offensive performance. We ran the ball competitively, made them worry about it. We did a good job with the passing game, made some yards after the catch. Of course the red area is huge like it always is, getting the ball in the end zone. We give the players the credit. They played well, they played hard, they blocked them, they got open, they threw it, they caught it.

*On pressure on the Steelers' offense...
*We just give the credit to the players. The guys were blocking them, but they were able to get past those blocks. Roethlisberger is a hard guy to tackle. We had our hands on him a lot, trying to get him down. He's tough, but we were able to get a hold of him there and tie him down a couple of times.

*On the performance of the offensive line...
*They did a great job. Our whole offensive line did a good job. Those guys, they bring a lot of inside pressure with Timmons and Farrior and Hampton and Ziggy Hood and all those guys inside. So you just have to step up and block and they did a great job of that. It's never easy against the Steelers. They are aggressive, they've got a lot of good players, and they bring all different combinations of them, Polamalu, all of them. The guys that are blocking, you've got to give them the credit.

*On Tom Brady's performance...
*I thought Tom did a good job. I thought our offense did a nice job. We had a good balance over the ball. The tight ends, the backs, the receivers all ran the ball competitively. We scored in the red areas. The offensive line blocked. They blocked hard. Everybody had their own part in it, and certainly Tom did a nice job.

*On the Defensive effort...
*For the most part, we played pretty competitively on defense until the last couple two minute drives. We really didn't do a great job on those, but we were able to make a couple red area stops, one field goal, and one missed field goal. So that was good and we played better on third down so that gave us an opportunity to get off the field. That combined with our offense moving the ball and having a couple of long drives, it was a very complementary game. The offense, the defense, and the kicking game. We had field position, we took advantage of it. Offense got good field position, we took advantage of it. It was a good team effort all the way around. The defense helped out the offense, the offense helped out the defense

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