The two most successful teams in terms of Super Bowl victories over the last ten years squared off Sunday night in what turned out to be a game dominated by the New England Patriots.

“We stunk, offensively,” Ben Roethlisberger said, giving his honest opinion of Pittsburgh’s 39-26 defeat. “We flat-out stunk. I stunk. It wasn’t fun.” The Patriots have had the Steelers’ number of late, winning four of the last six regular season meetings. In those last six meetings only one game was close, a New England 23-20 victory in Pittsburgh. As for the other five in-season contests, each winning team has had their way with the other; the average score has been 34-16, hardly a series of nail-biters.

“Got off to a fast start,” smiled Tom Brady at the podium after he’d dismantled the Steelers’ defense to the tune of 350 yards and three touchdowns.

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