New England Patriots Win Opening Game.
It seemed like nothing happened. Even though one week ago a federal judge overturned Tom Brady’s four-game league suspension, it wasn’t really clear if he was mentally recovered. Nonetheless, last Thursday night Brady and the New England Patriots showed that they are ready to face the season.
The Steelers received the opening kickoff and came out of the gates clicking, but their 10 play, 5:20 drive was stalled after Josh Scobee missed a 44-yard field goal. Then, the Patriots began to do their stuff.
After another failed possession by the Steelers, Gronkowski came down with a 16-yard touchdown reception to make it 7-0 New England. Pittsburgh tried to react, but Josh Scobee, once again failed to connect on a 46 yards field goal.
Scobee’s failed attempted basically marked how the game would end. Maybe at a certain moment of the game it turned a little bit more even, but New England kept the superiority.
The Patriots won the opening NFL season game with a final score of 28-21. The three times Super Bowl MVP, threw for four touchdowns, three to favorite target Rob Gronkowski.
Brady played a great game, showing not only his already known talent, but that he is mentally strong and ready to lead the team on the road to the Super Bowl 50.
Besides all the legal struggles and issues, regarding the “Deflategate” and the “Spygate” cases, the Patriots have now another finger pointing at them, after Steelers coaches complained their coach-to-coach headsets picked up the Patriots’ radio broadcast for the majority of the first half of Thursday night’s game.
The NFL league provides the headsets for both teams and the Patriots claimed they had issues too. However, the Steelers wrote on their web page, “This is the kind of stuff that happens to the visiting team in Gillette Stadium all the time.”
According to ESPN, defensive end, Cam Heyward said, he wasn’t surprised by the headset issue, but he wasn’t going to use it as an excuse for their defeat.
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