Seemingly ageless as the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 33-3 toppled on Sunday 25, Tom Brady passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns.
A pregame celebration was held by the Patriots for their Super Bowl championship, subsequently began the defence of the name in fashion that was strong.
Brady improved to 6-0 at home from Pittsburgh. The 42-year-old has been 24 of 36, hitting on at Phillip Dorsett for 2 touchdowns and Josh Gordon to get another. Stephen Gostkowski additional four field objectives.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been 27 of 47 for 276 passing yards, with an interception.
Even the Patriots thwarted the Steelers’ offense (308 total yards) with no linebacker Kyle Van Noy, last year’s top tackler, whose wife was in labor.
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore awakened to offer coverage that was strong on Pittsburgh receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, that had six receptions for 78 yards.
New England led 7-0 after the first quarter and 20-0 at halftime.
The Patriots moved 82 yards on seven matches, shrugging off an offensive pass interference penalty, to take a 7-0 lead on Brady’s 20-yard scoring pass to Gordon at 4:46 of the initial quarter.
Gostkowski’s 25-yarder made it 10-0.
Dorsett got to pull at a 25-yard pass by Brady to push it at 3:49 of the moment to 17-0.
The Steelers failed to convert on a fourth-and-1 at midfield, helping set up Gostkowski’s 41-yard field goal to make it 20-0 with 21 seconds.
Pittsburgh eventually moved down the field early in the second half but stalled inside the 5 and settled to shut at 10:17 of their third into 20-3.
Brady and Dorsett hooked up again at 8:05 of the next as Dorsett sped much behind the defense for a 58-yard scoring catch to make it 27-3.
Gordon grab in visitors keyed a drive that culminated in Gostkowski’s 35-yard field target with 13 seconds for a 30-3 Patriots lead left in the next.
Gostkowski included a 39-yarder at 6:38 of the second.