Patriots Stomp Steelers 36-17, Advance To Super Bowl LI

It's the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. The Falcons beat up on the Green Bay Packers Sunday and then the Patriots did the same against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night. The Patriots never trailed against the Steelers, picking up a 36-17 win thanks in large part to Tom Brady. 

Brady torched the Steelers defense, racking up 384 yards and three TDs on 32 of 42 passing. His favorite target was Chris Hogan, who had a career day. Hogan reeled in nine passes for 180 yards and two TDs. 

Julian Edelman also had an impressive night, catching eight passes for 118 yards and a TD. The Patriots didn't run it much, especially early, but LeGarrette Blount did have 44 yards and a score on 15 carries.

The Steelers lost Le'Veon Bell to a groin injury, but the offense had issues even before Bell's injury. He finished with six carries for 20 yards. Backup DeAngelo Williams had 14 carries for 34 yards and a TD, plus seven catches for 51 yards.

Ben Roethlisberger racked up the stats in the fourth quarter, but the Steelers offense never really found consistent success. Big Ben completed 31 of 47 passes for 314 yards, one TD and a pick. Antonio Brown was limited to just seven catches for 77 yards. 

The Patriots and Falcons will play in Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m ET, Sunday, February 5th on FOX.  

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