Halftime Quickie!

We’re at the half of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots game all knotted up at 10-10.  It’s time now for a halftime quickie on the sloppy, soggy battle in Foxboro.  With the weather playing a major factor in the contest, it’s a slippery game on all sides of the ball.  Dropped balls, from both sides have been costly.  Both Randy Moss (2 drops) of the Patriots and Santonio Holmes of the Steelers have dropped sure fire touchdowns.  Moss’s first drop came midway through the first quarter when he was wide open at the the Steelers 30 yard line.  His second came moments before Stephen Gostkowski missed a 27 yard field goal wide right with 20 seconds left in the half.  Holmes had his sure fire touchdown nullified when he was thinking ahead, instead of catching the ball then running for the score.  The Steelers did score on a Jeff Reed 20 yard kick to get the Steelers on the board. 

With the running game taking over due to the poor weather conditions.  The second half will be won on the ground with the two primary backs being Mewelde Moore and the Patriots Sammy Morris.  Moore’s rushed for only 28 yards in the first half, and Morris has added 34 of his own and a score.  Which team wants it more, I have no clue, would love to say the Patriots want it.  But from the play I’ve seen the Steelers are converting the big plays to move the ball down field.  The Patriots are dropping balls left and right and it’s been costly as they had a great scoring chance thanks to a brilliant Kevin Faulk 41 yard sprint down to the Steelers 26 yard line with under 90 seconds to play in the half.  But the drive stalled as Matt Cassel targeted Moss in the end zone on three straight plays and they just couldn’t connent.  Get ready for the second half and let’s hope the Patriots start making the plays.

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Tags: Jeff Reed Kevin Faulk Matt Cassel Mewelde Moore New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers Randy Moss Sammy Morris Santonio Holmes Stephen Gostkowski

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