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Steelers lose to Patriots, 55-31

Posted by Teresa Varley on November 3, 2013 – 7:54 pm

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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27 Responses to “Steelers lose to Patriots, 55-31”

  1. By vern howe on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    how bad of a start they need to fire the terrible offensive cordinator, get rid of james harrison, santonio holmes, hines ward, james farrior then dont go out and pick up a corner ike taylor is terrible still no offensive line since last season the front office needs to change something or selll the team im a die hard steelers fan and tired of having no line no corners and no offensive cordinator do something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By Geef on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t Tackle
    Don’t play for 60 minutes
    Not motivated
    Don’t fly to the ball
    Where is the gang tackle
    Can’t Block

  3. By George on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    Simply unwatchable. At least a great draft position is on it’s way.

  4. By gail on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    worst excuse for a defense I have ever seen. my grandma could play better than that. I know she could outrun heath miller. there is not a defensive lineman on that team worth his weight. taylor, gay , and clark should be replaced,. one word for the whole defense……..pitiful. they couldn’t stand up to our high school football team.

  5. By z06vision on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    It is time……..to clean house on the offense and defense. There is little heart and fire left on the team in general. We got exposed tonight and hopefully the rooneys will take notice and start planning for the future. It happens to all of the great teams, father time has caught us.

  6. By clark on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    As long as they beat Raven Thanksgiving I’m happy but they better fire several people

  7. By Jesse on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    Way to give them a secure win Ben…maybe we can get us a Nick Foles this next draft. I can’t stand seeing him hold the ball and get sacked 3, 4, 5 times a game, meanwhile missing his receivers 10-20 yds down field and on crucial plays. This is what we get out of a 10 year QB, seriously? We can do better.

  8. By D Jobes on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    To sum it up: PUKES.

  9. By lenny marshall on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    something has got to change ! What is going on with this defense. Have the rule changes caused the steel curtain to be taken down ?

  10. By Mike on Nov 3, 2013 | Reply

    I think its time for Ben to go. Put someone else in there for God sake,…. they cant do any worse than Ben! And while your at it, Tomlin needs to go as well! He stinks as a coach!

  11. By Dave on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    Echo what pretty much everyone else said.
    Cant tackle…at all….that 4th or 5th effort rushing TD by the Patriots was just sickening. Patriots could have easliy scored two point conversions on us all night …just to rub it in and there would’nt have been a damn thing we could do about it.
    No pursuit or gang tackling either. Troy had two decent tackles.Period. Secondary was not even worth mentioning really.
    Solution: Sit most starters and work on the development of the new recruits for next season. Yes you too Ben. Good bye Markice, thats over too. Most are on the chopping block really. By tonight’s standards, they’ve won all the games they are going to win this year so get the new talent out there. See who wants to be a Steeler. Bye Ben, its been nice but time to go. Take Haley with you. MIke, I’m sorry your a great guy but you have lost the pulse of this team and you are just stunned right now. Your sleepy in fact – like dozey. Your leadership is in big question here. This is not Steeler football and you are unable to instill a winning attitude. Look at what Bellicheck does with a crappy football team – they have less than you do really – except for Brady, Gron and Ridley. We won a superbowl with great players – that took care of itself but those days are over and the now Steelers are not hard but soft. Very soft

  12. By Geo Thermal on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    I am sick and tired of Ben taking all the blame every time we lose.

  13. By D. Fries on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    I wish that I had a 100+ million dollar contract for being slow and inaccurate at my job! Giving up the 50 burger to New England?? PU! Something stinks…… Stand by for reconstruction delays for the next two years!

  14. By William on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    Seriously – the team is just getting old.

    I would bring in Tebow right now on the cheap. Nothing against Ben, but Tebow could run the ball and avoid many sacks. Not saying he would start, but could get some playing time to save Ben for another couple seasons without getting killed out there.

  15. By Scott on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    i am not a professional coach, but have coached adult sports. what i see is a team that is not having fun. when a group of players on a team are not having fun they do not perform well. there is little visible team cohesiveness and effort. Have the players given up on the coaching staff? or have the coaches given up on the players? It is time to simplify the playbook and get back to basic ball skills; to use the players strengths and stop highlighting their weaknesses. Punishing players like children (taking away the ping pong table ) ect.. does nothing but breed resentment towards the coaches and cause finger pointing between the players. Winning/ success is a state of mind, and a positive mental attitude goes a long way in making up for a lack of perceived talent. These men are paid professionals they need to start acting like it both the coaches and the players. They need to have a team meeting to air dirty laundry on both sides, acknowledge each others faults and work for a common goal. First and foremost to start having fun.

  16. By Jamie on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    I happen to agree with Vern…we need a new Offensive Coordinator…he’s proving over and over again that he’s not of Pittsburgh caliber. Let Ben call his own plays…run a no huddle offense if he wants to…let him lead the team!!! And Heath Miller always does an outstanding job…I’ve been a die hard STeelers fan my whole life and just because we aren’t winning doesn’t mean we turn our backs on our team or our city!!!!

    We are spoiled as fans…we’re so used to winning and having winning seasons that we don’t remember what it was like to lose…wake up people…everyone has their opinions but, don’t ever turn your back on our beloved Steelers…they need us the most right now!!!!!!!

    GO STEELERS!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. By Eddie B on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    It’s time to make some changes. The steelers have become a sad sight to see. No motivation, horrible leadership. They have taken the greatest team in NFL history and made a mockery of it. Please do something.

  18. By Christopher Steele on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    Absolutely Sickening.. We Use To be able to control the game with our defense when our offense were not doing so well. But now we have the entire team out there looking like they still on vacation. We are not drafting well, our money management is pitiful, our offense don’t put up points, our defense can’t stop a little league team, our offensive coordinator can’t put together enough decent drives down the field, and our head coach acts as if we don’t need change..

  19. By Pilar on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    Why is all the blame on the defense?… yes, they accepted 55 points… but 21 of those came from 3 turnovers. 55 – 21 = 34…. Yes! If the offense hadn’t messed up, the Steelers could have won (even with its aging defense).

    The offensive coordinator is really bad, but Tomlin is ultimately responsible for the team. Tomlin is destroying the team spirit with petty arguments about who should use (or not) the pinball machines at the locker room. Destroy the chemistry between players, and you get the results he is getting.

    Tomlin is not a great coach… he was just lucky to materialize on the team that Bill Cowher built… now, there is no Cowher and it shows.

  20. By Mitch Jamerson on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, Ben is a ten year veteran QB, but sometimes he seems like a first year rookie QB. The defense can’t stop a kindergarten water-boy. Yes I agree, its time to clean house. Take up the carpet and tile too when you start cleaning. This is the worst performance out of a Steeler Team I’ve seen in my 44 years as a Steeler fan. Jack Lambert once said, put skirts on all the QB so they won’t get hit. It seems to me, some of these players are wearing skirts and not foot ball gear. A change must come and come quick because this team looks like pure garbage.

    Mitch Jamerson, Ocala, Fl

  21. By John Essky on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    2-6 record. Time to bench Ben and see what the backup QBs can do instead of wasting game experience. Ben is making too many mistakes with such a weak OL. Test Landry Jones and see what he can do while you have the chance. Not just QB but every position. If you’re going to lose anyway, then use the game experience.

  22. By Jim Lohman on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    The biggest problem I have right now is that this isn’t the end of the season–we still have 8 games left. Maybe we should use it as an extension of next year’s pre-season and figure out who can play. Then cut or trade the rest and get ready for the draft. Every time you turn around, one or more of these guys is injured AGAIN! What the hell is Tomlin doing? Is he getting involved with any aspect of the game or just content to be a CEO and stand on the sideline observing? This performance, if you can call it that, was disgraceful, everything and everybody has to be looked at–from the GM on down.

  23. By Mike d on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    One word….pathetic. You got your butt whooped. Way past time for some smashmouth football. Offensive coordinator, time to pack. Coach T. time to put on the big boy pants. Players, past time to earn your over the top pay! In the real world your continued poor performance would make you unemployed. No one is asking you to be supermen, just do your job

  24. By mario on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    mr. rooney what are you waiting for?
    please do the changes that everyones is talking

    i have been a fan for over 30 years and this season
    is the worst i ve seen!!!!!

    please do something.

    do changes, fire people!!! its urgent!!!

  25. By Lewis Williams on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    Offense was not the problem against the Pats. Did you see the score 31 points, most all season. Ben 400 yards, 4 TDs, Bell 74 yards. not bad production. Time to change the defense. Without Hampton in the middle it’s time to switch to a 4 -3. Hampton used to take on 2 -3 lineman freeing up others to make the plays. Now the other teams can block our defense straight up. Piling up big yards and points.

  26. By Chris on Nov 4, 2013 | Reply

    I’d like to take the time to thank the Steeler origination for spoiling the fans for 40 plus years of excellence. I’d like to thank the players, past and present, for 8 Super bowls appearances, 6 wins, 21 10+ win per seasons and 26 playoff years. Throughout 40 years there have been only 7 losing seasons and 3 last place finishes in the division. No other team has had this kind of success over that span.

    To all the players, keep your head up we are still behind you. While it’s hard to watch you lose and it’s very easy to second guess every play, it’s not life or death. Since this doesn’t happen often, the fans and media will critique every play, on and off the field. It’s great to hear that you are still fighting for this season because a handful of plays and you’d be 6-2 instead. When you have an off day the entire nation sees, when fans have an off day at work, no one sees it.

    Good luck next weekend and every weekend!

  27. By RAY on Nov 6, 2013 | Reply

    After 50 some years a steeler fan I will be staying they will be back

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