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Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester held up the World Series trophy during pregame ceremonies at Gillette Stadium.
Tom Brady scrambled out of the pocket with pressure from the Steelers in the first quarter.
Rob Gronkowski was tackled by Ryan Clark after a 34-yard reception.
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Rob Ninkovich collided with teammate Alfonzo Dennard as they pursued Emmanuel Sanders.
Gronkowski was tripped up by William Gay after a 27-yard reception.
Ninkovich sacked Ben Roethlisberger and forced a fumble.
Brady delivered four touchdowns in Sunday's game.
Amendola hauled in a 34-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.
Brady celebrated Amendola's touchdown with the wide receiver.
Gronkowski hauled in a 27-yard reception with pressure from William Gay.
Duron Harmon (left) and Devin McCourty leaped in celebration of Harmon's interception.
Gronkowski had a 19-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.
Gronkowski spiked the ball after his touchdown.
The Steelers' Jerricho Cotchery beat Logan Ryan for a 20-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.
Amendola hauled in a 21-yard reception in front of Ike Taylor during third-quarter action.
Gronkowski was hit by Ryan Clark after a 16-yard reception.
Kyle Arrington broke up a pass intended for Antonio Brown in the fourth quarter.
Julian Edelman's 43-yard return near the end of the third quarter set the Patriots up nicely.
Edelman returned the punt between Mat McBriar, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake.
Chandler Jones (bottom) sacked Roethlisberger with help from Joe Vellano in the third quarter.
Aaron Dobson scored a touchdown after an 81-yard catch-and-run down the sideline in the fourth quarter.
Ryan Clark was unable to catch Dobson.
Dobson celebrated with Matthew Mulligan.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick yelled to the field.
Stevan Ridley dove for a 5-yard touchdown.
Linebacker Dane Fletcher stretched Roethlisberger's jersey as he sacked the Steelers quarterback.
Fletcher reacted after the sack.
Running back LeGarrette Blount stretched over the goal line as he scored in the fourth quarter.
Blount crossed his arms in satisfaction as he celebrated his touchdown with the End Zone Militia.
The Patriots took a 55-31 win over the Steelers and have a two-game lead in the AFC East.
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