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Patriots Beat Steelers Again, Back Atop AFC

The theme of the Pittsburgh Steelers season has been narrow victories against inferior opponents.  Countless times, including the past month and a half, the Steelers have battled their way through mediocre play at times that have resulted in a last second field goal by Chris Boswell to snag a late victory.  That style of play led them to an 11-2 record and the top seed in the AFC as they entered yesterday’s game against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field.

Unfortunately, the Steelers couldn’t’ pull another victory out, as a late drive came up short, and the Patriots held on for a 27-24 win.

Antonio Brown left the game in the second quarter and did not return.  But despite losing his biggest weapon, Ben Roethlisberger was still effective against the New England defense, tossing...

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