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AFC Championship Game 2017 Final Score, Highlights from Steelers vs. Patriots

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AFC Championship Game 2017 Final Score, Highlights from Steelers vs. Patriots

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorFOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22:  Chris Hogan #15 celebrates with Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots after making a 34-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Patrick Smith / Getty ImagesThe New England ae.888
are heading bự their ninth Super Bowl in franchise history, as they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 inside Gillette Stadium on Sunday night in the AFC Championship .Pats quarterback Tom Brady finished with 384 passing yards và three touchdown passes, two of which went bự wide receiver Chris Hogan, who had a career day with nine catches & 180 yards .Wideout Julian Edelman caught eight passes for 118 yards & a score, & running back LeGarrette Blount was the team’s leading rusher with 47 yards và a touchdown .Pittsburgh’s efforts took a massive cơn bão when running back Le’Veon Bell left the game late in the first quarter with a groin injury. Per Kevin Patra of, Bell told the truyền thông postgame the injury had bothered him for a few weeks & got worse during tonight’s game phệ the point where he couldn’t play .Backup running back DeAngelo Williams did well in Bell’s absence, gaining 85 total yards & scoring a touchdown, but the nhóm was playing from behind all night, as the Patriots offense was too hot .Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 314 yards, one touchdown ( béo wide receiver Cobi Hamilton ) và one interception ( béo cornerback Eric Rowe ). Wide receiver Antonio Brown was largely held in kiểm tra by double-teams, catching seven passes for 77 yards .New England led 10-0 after the first quarter, 17-9 at halftime & pulled away with 16 third-quarter points lớn extend the deficit lớn 33-9 before the fourth quarter began .AFC Championship Game 2017 Final Score, Highlights from Steelers vs. PatriotsVideo Play Button✨ Watch more top videos, highlights, và B / R original nội dung Right Arrow IconFull highlights can be found via this links on, but the game’s top plays are below .

Hogan’s First Touchdown

Great pass protection, plus a breakdown in the Steelers secondary, helped Brady find Hogan béo give New England an early 10-0 lead .Looking at that play again, it almost seems lượt thích the Patriots had 12 men on the field, as the Pats had outmanned Pittsburgh at the line of scrimmage, five bự four, và still had one player wide open in the over zone .

Williams Counters with a Touchdown

The Steelers followed the Hogan touchdown up with a 13 – play, 84 – yard drive capped by a Williams five-yard touchdown run. Bell left the game for good at the beginning of this drive. After Steelers kicker Chris Boswell punched an extra-point attempt wide left, New England led 10-6 .

And the Patriots Punch Right Back with a Flea-Flicker

On một st – and-10 from their own 46 – yard line, the Patriots managed a perfect flea-flicker, with Brady tossing his second touchdown béo a wide-open Hogan .The key was the great giả running back Dion Lewis executed at the beginning .The touchdown gave New England a 17-6 lead .

Blount Channels His Inner Mark Bavaro

After the two teams traded field goals, Blount helped finish off a third-quarter touchdown drive .An 18 – yard run in the red zone mix up his own one-yard touchdown plunge a play later lớn help give New England a 27-9 lead .Blount nearly carried seven Steelers with him into the over zone .

Edelman Hits Pay Dirt

After Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers fumbled mập give the Patriots the ball back at the Pittsburgh 28 – yard line, Brady found Edelman for a 10 – yard touchdown pass. Once again, Brady had great protection, & once again, a wide receiver was wide open in the kết thúc zone. The Pats now led 33-9 .Rowe picked off Big Ben in the fourth quarter, leading mập a Stephen Gostkowski field goal béo put New England up 36-9. Pittsburgh closed the scoring with the aforementioned Cobi Hamilton touchdown & a two-point conversation pass béo Williams. New England then ran out the clock Khủng secure its ninth trip Khủng the Super Bowl in 32 years .

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