Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's big game last night--in which the Pats defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 39-26, scoring the most points in Heinz Field since their defeat of the Steelers in the 2004 AFC Championship--has many reporters asking 'What foot injury?' According to ESPNBoston.com, Brady threw 30-of-43 for 350 yards, three touchdown passes and a third-quarter rushing touchdown, which he sealed with an end-zone spike.
At the receiving end of those three touchdown passes was rookie tight end Rob Gronkowski. ESPNBoston.com reported Gronk had five receptions for 72 yards, three touchdowns, a far cry from last week's 34-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns, in which he fumbled a few steps in front of the goal line, erasing a long New England drive.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: "It was a good old-fashioned butt-whooping, and you never like it when it's at home," reports ESPNBoston.com, in reference to the Patriots defense, which kept the pressure on the Pittsburgh 'O' and totaled a season-high five quarterback sacks.
Also, the New England Patriots Blog breaks down the numbers from last night's win.
Read more about Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who had a season-high eight receptions for 89 yards, in the Boston Herald.
Also, read about running back Fred Taylor in the Herald.