Patriots' Tom Brady secures seventh Super Bowl appearance

It was at this point that the stadium video board showed beloved Patriots radio announcer Scott Zolak, a former Patriots QB.

The New England defence forced a quick fumble at the Patriots' 28, and Brady quickly made the Steelers pay. "It was a big stop for us, it was something the team needed".

Top wideout Julian Edelman added eight receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown as Brady tied Joe Montana's playoff record with nine three-TD passing performances. In the seven games between the teams since 2007, Brady has passed for 22 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

For years, the narrative in the AFC was Brady versus Peyton Manning - and for good reason.

The Patriots reached the Super Bowl for the ninth time in franchise history. When the teams met in Week 7, Roethlisberger was sidelined after he underwent surgery to his meniscus.

Ravens fans probably won't have much fun watching the AFC championship game. The former Buffalo Bill was due for a breakout year after being lured from upstate NY in free agency last summer. Brady will also play in his seventh Super Bowl, setting a new National Football League record for a player, breaking a tie with Mike Lodish.

Despite that, the Brady-Roethlisberger narrative never really developed - at least until now - because Manning and Brady seemed to meet every year in the playoffs.

He spent most of the rest of the game on the bench and was replaced by backup De'Angelo Williams. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 314 yards, but the Steelers' beef with the endzone continued. One of those forms is the ability to change on the fly from something that isn't working to something that will put you in a position to be successful.

"Before we played them they said I couldn't stop him", Phillips said.

Belichick's seventh appearance in a Super Bowl will also be a record for a head coach. They've won four, the last time in 2015 over the Seattle Seahawks. If Brady wins, he will match Charles Haley for the most Super Bowl titles by a player with five. Pittsburgh had two first-and-goal situations, one from the 1-yard line and one from the 6-yard line.

A fifth Super Bowl championship for Brady would be especially sweet, given the way his season started, with him serving a four-game suspension as part of the NFL's Deflategate penalties.

Bell, 24, led the National Football League in total yards per game and was second in rushing yards per game in 2016. "I thought we were going to be able to get to him this week but he got us".

"I felt like I was holding the team back", Bell said, according to a video posted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It just hurt too bad.

"I learned several things about the game and about my own game during my film work, but I was mostly impressed with the patience under fire exhibited by [Peyton] Manning and [Tom] Brady", Ryan wrote. I still tried to play. He's great for the city of Pittsburgh, a very tough, hard-nosed city.

"It's two old guys playing this game for a long time".

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