Patriots

Patriots

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers throughout his career, particularly at Gillette Stadium.

He's never lost to the rival Steelers at home in his 20-year career. The 42-year-old quarterback owns a 4-0 regular season record and a 1-0 playoff mark thanks to a 36-17 victory in the 2016 AFC Championship Game.

Brady will take on the Steelers again Sunday night at Gillette Stadium in a Week 1 matchup. The Steelers defense, to its credit, kept Brady in check last season during a 17-10 win in Pittsburgh. Brady threw for 279 yards with one touchdown and one interception as the Patriots lost their second consecutive game.

A change of scenery ahead of the 2019 season opener is reason enough for Patriots fans to expect a better performance from Brady versus Pittsburgh. Here are his stats against the Steelers in five career games played at home.

W/L: 5-0
Cmp %: 71.9 percent (141-for-196)
Yards: 1,797
TD/INT: 18-0
Rating: 130.8
Yards/Att: 9.17

Not too bad, right?

The Steelers are 1-5 (including playoffs) at Gillette Stadium since it opened in 2002, and that lone victory came in 2008 when Matt Cassel was starting at quarterback for an injured Brady. Pittsburgh also is 0-2 when opening the season in Foxboro after the Patriots have unveiled a new Super Bowl championship banner. 

The Patriots were undefeated at home in 2018 and are riding a 16-game win streak at Gillette Stadium entering Sunday night's game. You can bet Brady will be highly motivated to prevent the Steelers from ruining that streak and the last Super Bowl LIII party of the year.

 

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