The Patriots extended their lead in the fourth quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Aaron Dobson. The five-play, 34-yard drive extended the Patriots lead to 34-24
The Steelers went three-and-out on the ensuing possession, and the Patriots went right to work on offense. Stevan Ridley had an 11-yard run to midfield and a pass interference call gave them the ball at the Steelers 29-yard line. Ridley would cap the drive with a five-yard touchdown run for a 41-24 lead.
Roethlisberger went to work, hitting Emmanuel Sanders for 24 yards, Jerricho Cotchery for 17 yards and Antonio Brown for 13 yards. He went back to Cotchery for 14 yards and then hit him for a six-yard touchdown to pull to within 10 at 41-31.
The Patriots came right back, though, going down the field on two plays for 93 yards in one minute to go up 48-31.
The Patriots added a late touchdown by LeGarrette Blount for the 55-31 win.
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