New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs

Patriots vs Steelers NFL Week Seven Capsule

Rob Gronkowski Tom Brady

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-1) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (4-2)

SERIES

  PATRIOTS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER 14-10
STREAKS 5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Bill Belichick: 9-10 Mike Tomlin: 2-4
LAST WEEK W 35-17 vs. Cincinnati L 30-15 at Miami
LAST GAME 9/10/15: Steelers 21 at Patriots 28. New England QB Tom Brady passes for 288 yards & 4 TDs. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has 5 receptions for 94 yards & 3 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/30/11: Steelers 25, Patriots 17. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 365 yards & 2 TDs. Steelers DE Brett Keisel records sack, PD & FF.
REFEREE Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 81 (NE), 82 (Pit). XM: 225 (NE), 82 (Pit).

STATS

PASSING Tom Brady: 57-75-782-6-0-135.5 Landry Jones (2015): 32-55-513-3-4-77.3
RUSHING LeGarrette Blount: 119-439-3.7-6 (T2L) Le’Veon Bell: 48-263-5.5-0
RECEIVING Julian Edelman: 28-261-9.3-0 Antonio Brown: 41 (T2L)-486-11.9-5 (T1L)
OFFENSE 387.2 371.8
TAKE/GIVE +4 -2
DEFENSE 347.0 394.8
SACKS Jabaal Sheard: 3.5 Cameron Heyward: 3
INTs Jamie Collins: 2 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Ryan Allen: 44.6 Jordan Berry: 45.3
KICKING Stephen Gostkowski: 43 (16/17 PAT; 9/12 FG) Chris Boswell: 30 (18/18 PAT; 4/5 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: QB TOM BRADY has won 8 of 10 starts vs. Pit. (incl. playoffs) & has 24 TDs, 3 INTs & 113 rating. In past 5 meetings, has 17 TDs, 0 INTs & 127.9 rating (5 games with 100+ rating). Has passed for 782 yards (391 per game), 6 TDs, 0 INTs & 135.5 rating in 2 starts in 2016…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT ties for 2nd in NFL with 6 rush TDs. RB JAMES WHITE had 2 rec. TDs last week…Since 2010, TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 66 rec. TDs, most in NFL. Has 26 catches for 403 yards (100.8 per game) & 7 TDs in 4 meetings. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has 289 catches since 2012, 4th most by TE. WR JULIAN EDELMAN had 11 catches for 97 yards in last meeting…LB JAMIE COLLINS has 3 sacks, 2 INTs & FF in his past 6 (incl. playoffs). LB DONT’A HIGHTOWER had 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks & safety last week. DE JABAAL SHEARD has 4 sacks in past 6 vs. Pit. S DURON HARMON aims for 3rd in row vs. Pit. with INT…STEELERS: Aim for 8th consecutive win at home…QB LANDRY JONES has completed 15 of 22 (68.2 pct.) for 270 yards with 2 TDs, 0 INTs & 140.3 rating in career at home…RB LE’VEON BELL has 440 scrimmage yards (146.7 per game) in 3 games in 2016. Since 2014, averages 133.9 scrimmage yards per game, most in NFL. RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in past 11…WR ANTONIO BROWN has TD in all 3 meetings. Has 68 catches for 911 yards (130.1 per game) & 9 TDs in past 7 at home.  Since 2013, leads NFL with 416 catches, 5,517 rec. yards & 24 100-yard rec. games. Ties for 1st with 39 total TDs. WR SAMMIE COATES leads NFL with 22.2 avg. yards per catch (19 catches, 421 yards). In past 3 at home, has 14 catches for 315 yards (105 per game) & 2 TDs…LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 37 tackles. LB RYAN SHAZIER has 60 tackles, 8 TFL, 2.5 sacks, INT, 2 FFs & FR in his past 7 games at home.


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