4:15 PM ET, November 30, 2008
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Steelers snapped the Patriots' spell over them with a plan that has worked all season: knock 'em down, steal the ball and keep them from gaining yards.Pittsburgh's top-ranked defense got rolling in the second half, leading the Steelers to a 33-10 win on a cold and rainy Sunday, only their second victory in eight games against New England.
• The Steelers rallied with 30 unanswered points against the Patriots, marking the first time New England has allowed 30 straight points since the 2003 opener against the Bills.
• The Steelers won at Foxborough for the first time since Week 16 of the 1997 season.
• Ben Roethlisberger tied Otto Graham, Dan Marino and Tom Brady for the most wins by a quarterback in their first five seasons (48).
• Each of New England's five losses have come against AFC opponents.
-- ESPN research
Pittsburgh held Dallas to just 289 total yards on Sunday, marking the 13th straight game the Steelers defense has held an opponent under 300 yards in a contest. The streak is now the second-longest to start a season since the merger. Here's a look at the list:
Watch highlights from the Pittsburgh Steelers' 33-10 win over the New England Patriots.
Harrison, with 14 sacks, and Woodley, with 11 1/2, set a club record for most combined sacks by two players. ... Faulk's 41-yard run was the third longest of his 10-year career. ... Both teams had 19 first downs, but the Steelers had an edge of 10 minutes, 10 seconds in time of possession.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.9||4.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||12:01||Sammy Morris 2 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||7|
|FG||02:51||Jeff Reed 20 Yd||3||7|
|FG||06:48||Stephen Gostkowski 29 Yd||3||10|
|TD||01:55||Santonio Holmes 19 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||10||10|
|FG||05:39||Jeff Reed 25 Yd||13||10|
|TD||05:04||Hines Ward 11 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||20||10|
|FG||02:50||Jeff Reed 20 Yd||23||10|
|FG||05:43||Jeff Reed 45 Yd||26||10|
|TD||02:44||Gary Russell 1 Yd Run (Jeff Reed Kick)||33||10|