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The numbers were staggering across the board. The Patriots rolled up 610 yards on the toothless Steeler defense, with Tom Brady going 23-33 for 432 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. Rob Gronkowski (9 catches for 143 yards and a touchdown), Danny Amendola (4 catches for 122 yards and a touchdown) and Aaron Dobson (5 catches for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns) all had monster days, while Stevan Ridley overcame a third quarter fumble to rush for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Finally, the 55 points were the most allowed in the storied history of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The win puts New England at 7-2 heading into a needed bye week. They'll take return Week 11 with a Monday Night showdown against the surprising Carolina Panthers.
Perhaps the Patriots drew some inspiration from the Red Sox, who were showing off their shiny new trophy before the game. If we see Gronk stumbling around Boston shirtless tonight, we'll know for sure.
Actually, come to think of it, no one would think twice about that.