By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to our whatifsports.com simulation, the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Patriots won 28-21 over the Steelers.
The Patriots had 340 total yards in 34 minutes and 26 minutes in time of possession. The Steelers had 326 total yards in 25 minutes and 34 seconds.
Steelers quarterback Landry Jones went 15 of 31 for a 190 yards and two touchdowns.
Le’Veon Bell had 20 carries for a 135 yards. Fitzgerald Toussaint had five carries for 23 yards and a touchdown. Daryl Richardson had two carries for zero yards. Landry Jones had a carry for -3 yards.
Antonio Brown had seven receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. Bell had three receptions for 52 yards and Eli Rogers had three receptions for 36 yards. Sammie Coates had a 19-yard reception and Darrius Heyward-Bey had a 14-yard reception.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went 20 of 27 for 269 yards. He had a touchdown and an interception.
LeGarrette Blount had 17 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown, while James White had eight carries for 13 yards and a touchdown. D.J. Foster had five carries for six yards and James Develin had a catch for zero yards.
Brandon Bolden had four carries for -1 yard. Brady had three carries for -3 yards.
Chris Hogan had four receptions for 66 yards, while Rob Gronkowski had three receptions for 57 yards. Malcolm Mitchell had two receptions for 52 yards and Danny Amendola had five receptions for 45 yards.
Julian Edelman had five receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown. White had a 11-yard reception.
Duron Harmon led the Patriots with five tackles. Logan Ryan had four tackles and Jonathan Jones had three. Jabaal Sheard, Nate Ebner and Shea McClellin each had a sack.
Lawrence Timmons had five tackles for the Steelers. L.T. Waltson had four tackles. Anthony Chickilio, Daniel McCullers, Stephon Tuitt, Ryan Shazier, Vince Williams and Ricardo Mathews had three tackles each. Arthur Moats had a sack and an interception, while Mike Mitchell also had a sack.
Edelman gave the Patriots a 28-21 lead when he caught a six-yard touchdown reception.
Toussaint tied the game at 21 when he scored on a five-yard run.
White gave the Patriots a 21-14 lead when he scored on a three-yard run.
The score was tied at 14 at halftime. Both teams traded touchdowns in the first half.