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2018 Schedule
9-5, 1st in AFC East
Belichick: 'Gonna go back to work and get ready for Buffalo' (0:16)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick-hit personnel thoughts: UP — CB Stephon Gilmore (vs. Antonio Brown 4/49/1); CB J.C Jackson (vs. JuJu Smith-Schuster 4/40); punt team (stellar goal-line play); WR Cordarrelle Patterson (clutch third-down conversion); DOWN — Trent Brown/offensive line (multiple penalties), WR drops (Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon among them); offensive coaching; run defense (142 yards for Jaylen Samuels).

Brady: We're not playing well enough to win (0:38)
Saturday: Patriots are getting sped up (1:00)
3h

Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding...

Steelers seal win vs. Patriots with late stop (0:39)
Harmon picks off Big Ben twice (0:40)
Steelers' Samuels takes seat on Pats' bench, gets pushed away (0:22)
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5hDavid Purdum

Pittsburgh sportsbook sees bigger bets on Pats

A new sportsbook down the street from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh saw more money wagered on the Patriots than the Steelers, though 83 percent of money-line bets were on the hometown team.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots trail the Steelers 14-7 at the half, as the defense settled down after a slow start to keep things from getting out of hand. But as the defense figured some things out, the Tom Brady-led offense sputtered after a strong start of its own, which has resulted in a disjointed performance in a competitive game. The Patriots' special teams, headlined by a downed punt at the 1, have been stellar.

Brady finds Hogan wide open for long TD (0:29)

Bill Barnwell ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Hogan had 19.2 yards of separation from any defender when he caught that touchdown pass, making him the most wide-open receiver on a reception this season per the NFL's Next-Gen Stats. The Steelers just totally blew that coverage against a simple scissors route combination from the Pats.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Vikings beating the Dolphins, it means the Patriots can clinch the AFC East championship with a win over the Steelers. Also, it highlights how the four teams that beat the Patriots lost the following week, as they found it hard to match the level it took to take down New England.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Dont'a Hightower shows his Alabama pride on his sweatshirt as he arrives at Heinz Field.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots inactives: DE Keionta Davis, DE Derek Rivers, CB Duke Dawson, C/G James Ferentz, DT Danny Shelton, S Obi Melifonwu, TE Jacob Hollister. So despite struggles against the run the last two weeks, Shelton remains a healthy scratch for the third straight game.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Gordon — "Flash" on the field, flashy off it.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady leads the Patriots into Heinz Field.

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10hMike Reiss

Kraft visits synagogue where 11 were killed

Patriots owner Robert Kraft went to Pittsburgh ahead of his team so he could attend Tree of Life Synagogue -- where 11 people were killed in October.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Today is the first Sunday for the new sportsbook at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, which is located within walking distance of Heinz Field. The biggest need for the book at this point -- the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are 2.5-point underdogs to the New England Patriots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LB Elandon Roberts (thigh) has been added to the injury report Saturday. He is questionable. Roberts, who plays on early downs and often comes off the field in passing situations, is the only player on the team's injury report.

Team Stats

Passing Yards278.8
Rushing Yards118.2
Points For28.0
Points Against22.5