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From the archives | 2007

Patriots rebuff Steelers’ guarantee in 34-13 win

FOXBOROUGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers were supposed to be the final formidable road block that stood between the Patriots and a potential undefeated season. They turned out be nothing but a Black and Gold speed bump that Tom Brady and Co., didn’t even slow down for.

With three games remaining, the Patriots appear to be in the HOV lane to history - the first 16-0 regular-season in the annals of the NFL.

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