WhatIfSports.com “played” the upcoming Patriots-Steelers game 1,000 times. New England wins 80.2% of the time by an average score of 28-13. An example boxscore with that score is below.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers  at  2007 New England Patriots
Final - 11/5/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 6 0 7 13
2007 New England Patriots 7 7 0 14 28
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
NE5:09TDBenjamin Watson 15 yd. pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)0-7
2nd Quarter
Pit8:56FGJeff Reed 21 yds. 3-7
NE4:36TDRandy Moss 26 yd. pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)3-14
Pit1:46FGJeff Reed 44 yds. 6-14
4th Quarter
NE14:13TDDonte' Stallworth 10 yd. pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)6-21
Pit9:46TDNajeh Davenport 3 yd. run (Reed kick)13-21
NE4:07TDLaurence Maroney 6 yd. run (Gostkowski kick)13-28
 
Team Statistics
 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers2007 New England Patriots
First Downs 16 22
- Rushing 7 9
- Passing 9 13
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 7/14 6/12
4th Down Eff 0/1 1/2
Rushes-Yards 30-148 31-136
Avg Rush 4.9 4.4
Comp-Att-Int 16-25-1 20-30-0
Passing Yards 180 196
Sacks-Yards 1-2 3-18
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-0
Punts-Avg 4-39.0 4-37.3
KR-Avg 5-20.2 4-24.0
PR-Avg 4-11.3 4-4.8
Penalties-Yard 4-20 1-10
Time of Possession 26:53 33:07

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2007 Pittsburgh Steelers Individual Stats   2007 New England Patriots Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'07 Willie Parker 21 103 1 23 0
'07 Najeh Davenport 9 45 0 17 1
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'07 Laurence Maroney 19 103 0 19 1
'07 Kevin Faulk 9 17 0 6 0
'07 Heath Evans 2 14 0 11 0
'07 Kyle Eckel 1 2 0 2 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'07 Hines Ward 5 70 1 0 32 0
'07 Santonio Holmes 6 64 0 0 19 0
'07 Heath Miller 1 27 1 0 27 0
'07 Nate Washington 2 19 0 0 10 0
'07 Willie Parker 2 2 0 0 1 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'07 Randy Moss 7 99 2 0 31 1
'07 Wes Welker 7 63 0 0 15 0
'07 Benjamin Watson 2 30 0 0 15 1
'07 Donte' Stallworth 2 20 0 0 10 1
'07 Kevin Faulk 1 1 0 0 1 0
'07 Kyle Brady 1 1 0 0 1 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'07 Ben Roethlisberger 16 25 182 0 1
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'07 Tom Brady 20 30 214 3 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'07 Jeff Reed 21,44 -
 

Player of the Game:
'07 Tom Brady (2007 New England Patriots)

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 10 and return it to the NE 39.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 14:51
14:511/10own 390 - 0212 Brady's pass is just out of the reach of Moss.
14:462/10own 390 - 0131 Maroney pounds ahead for 12 yards.
14:081/10490 - 0212 Maroney gains 11 yards on a sweep left.
13:311/10380 - 0212 Brady's pass is just out of reach of Moss. Incomplete pass.
13:242/10380 - 0131 Maroney gets 9 yards on a pitch right.
PENALTY on Pit: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the Pit 29.
12:471/10240 - 0221 Faulk picks up 6 yards on a draw play.
12:112/4180 - 0122 Brady zips the short pass to Welker who makes the catch and falls forward for a 2 yd gain.
11:303/2160 - 0212 Faulk gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
10:514/1150 - 0212 Brady zips the short pass to Brady. Hit immediately and loses the ball.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) recovers the ball on the Pit 16.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 10:45
10:451/10own 160 - 0221 Parker picks up 15 yards off tackle left.
10:031/10own 310 - 0131 Parker gains 4 yards up the middle.
9:242/6own 350 - 0140Roethlisberger's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Randall Gay returns the interception to the Pit 36.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 9:15
9:151/10360 - 0212 Brady screen pass is to Moss who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 8 yd gain.
8:362/2280 - 0221 Brady zips the short pass to Welker who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 3 yd gain.
7:511/10250 - 0212 Maroney picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
7:172/9240 - 0131 Maroney rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
6:393/8230 - 0221 Brady's pass is to Moss. Tackled immediately for a 6 yd gain.
5:534/2170 - 0122 Faulk picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
5:181/10150 - 0212 Brady tosses the ball out to Watson who holds on to the the ball, makes a few guys miss and runs into the endzone.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
5:09PAT 0 - 6FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 36 yds, 4:06
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 5:09
5:09Kickoffown 300 - 7K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) catch the ball at the Pit 6 and return it to the Pit 26.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 5:01
5:011/10own 260 - 7212 Roethlisberger's short pass is to Parker. Tackled immediately for a 1 yd gain.
4:182/9own 270 - 7131 Parker gets 2 yards on a pitch right. The ball is stripped.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) recovers the ball on the Pit 34.
3:383/2own 340 - 7212 Davenport gains 13 yards on a sweep left.
2:581/10own 470 - 7131 Parker picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
2:182/7500 - 7230 Davenport picks up 4 yards off tackle left.
1:383/3460 - 7122 Roethlisberger hits Miller but in and out of his hands.
1:334/3460 - 7P2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 7.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 1:23
1:231/10own 70 - 7212 Maroney gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
0:442/7own 100 - 7131 Faulk picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
0:043/6own 110 - 7122 Brady's pass is just out of reach of Moss. Incomplete pass.
End of 1st Quarter ... 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers: 0 2007 New England Patriots: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:004/6own 110 - 7P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) return it to the NE 40.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 14:51
14:511/10400 - 7131 Parker picks his way for 4 yards.
14:142/6360 - 7212 Davenport picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
13:353/4340 - 7131 Roethlisberger soft pass is to Holmes who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 8 yd gain.
12:501/10260 - 7212 Parker gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
12:162/9250 - 7131 Parker picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
11:363/8240 - 7131 Roethlisberger's pass is to Holmes who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
10:551/Goal100 - 7212 Parker pounds ahead for 1 yard.
10:182/Goal90 - 7230 Davenport gains 3 yards up the middle.
9:433/Goal60 - 7230 Parker gains 2 yards on a sweep left before running out of bounds.
9:004/Goal40 - 7FG2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares for a FG attempt.
Reed's 21 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 36 yds, 5:51
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 8:56
8:56Kickoffown 303 - 7K2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 5 and return it to the NE 28.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 8:48
8:481/10own 283 - 7212 Brady tosses the ball out to Moss who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 1 yd gain.
8:142/9own 293 - 7212 Brady completes the pass to Welker who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
7:311/10own 383 - 7221 Maroney picks up 7 yards on a draw play.
6:492/3own 453 - 7131 Maroney picks up 15 yards on a draw play.
6:091/10403 - 7212 Evans gains 11 yards on a sweep left.
5:251/10293 - 7221 Evans picks his way for 3 yards.
4:442/7263 - 7212 Moss comes down with the pass in the endzone.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
4:36PAT 3 - 13FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 72 yds, 4:12
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 4:36
4:36Kickoffown 303 - 14K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) catch the ball at the Pit 7 and return it to the Pit 18.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 4:31
4:311/10own 183 - 14212 Davenport picks up 17 yards off tackle left.
3:511/10own 353 - 14212 Roethlisberger tosses the ball out to Ward. Catch is good and Ward speeds down field for a 32 yd gain.
3:071/10333 - 14131 Parker gets 5 yards on a pitch right.
2:282/5283 - 14230 Davenport pounds ahead for 2 yards.
2:003/3263 - 14131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:003/3263 - 14230Roethlisberger is sacked by Rosevelt Colvin for 2 yards. The ball is knocked out of Roethlisberger's hands.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) recovers the ball and runs to the NE 27.
1:504/4273 - 14230*** 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:504/4273 - 14FG2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares for a FG attempt.
Reed's 44 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 54 yds, 2:41
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 1:46
1:46Kickoffown 306 - 14K2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 4 and return it to the NE 21.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 1:43
1:431/10own 216 - 14212Brady is sacked by Clark Haggans for 7 yards.
1:362/17own 146 - 14212*** 2007 New England Patriots (NE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:362/17own 146 - 14221 Brady's pass is to Welker who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
1:123/2own 296 - 14131 Brady overthrows Stallworth and the pass is incomplete.
PENALTY on NE: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the NE 29 - NO PLAY.
1:073/12own 196 - 14221Brady is sacked by Ike Taylor for 6 yards.
1:024/18own 136 - 14221*** 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:024/18own 136 - 14P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) return it to the NE 35.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 0:50
0:501/10356 - 14131 Roethlisberger overthrows Holmes and the pass is incomplete.
0:442/10356 - 14131 Parker rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
0:263/11366 - 14140 Roethlisberger throws to Wilson but he can't hold on to the ball.
0:204/11366 - 14P2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 4.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 0:10
0:101/10own 46 - 14221 Maroney gains 12 yards up the middle.
0:041/10own 166 - 14221*** 2007 New England Patriots (NE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:041/10own 166 - 14140 Brady throws the deep ball down field but it is incomplete.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers: 6 2007 New England Patriots: 14

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 306 - 14K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) catch the ball at the Pit 3 and return it to the Pit 26.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 14:52
14:521/10own 266 - 14221 Parker picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
14:092/8own 286 - 14131 Parker pounds ahead for 3 yards.
13:273/5own 316 - 14230 Davenport rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
12:464/3own 336 - 14P2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares for a punt.
PENALTY on Pit: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the Pit 33 - NO PLAY.
12:464/8own 286 - 14P2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 38.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 12:36
12:361/10own 386 - 14212 Brady's pass is to Brady and dropped.
12:302/10own 386 - 14212 Brady hits Welker who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
11:421/10476 - 14212 Brady screen pass falls incomplete.
11:372/10476 - 14131 Maroney pounds ahead for 4 yards.
10:553/6436 - 14221 Maroney pounds ahead for 1 yard.
10:164/5426 - 14P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) return it to the Pit 12.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 10:07
10:071/10own 126 - 14131 Roethlisberger's short pass is to Miller who holds on to the catch and makes a few guys miss, but the ball is stripped from his arms.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) recovers the ball on the Pit 42.
9:171/10own 426 - 14221 Parker picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
8:402/5own 476 - 14140 PENALTY on Pit: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the Pit 47 - NO PLAY.
8:402/10own 426 - 14131 Parker gains 2 yards up the middle.
8:003/8own 446 - 14140 PENALTY on Pit: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the Pit 44 - NO PLAY.
8:003/13own 396 - 14230 Roethlisberger hits Ward who makes the catch and falls forward for a 7 yd gain.
7:154/6own 466 - 14P2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares for a punt.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) return it to the NE 22.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 7:06
7:061/10own 226 - 14212 Brady overthrows Watson and the pass is incomplete.
7:012/10own 226 - 14221Brady is sacked by James Farrior for 5 yards.
6:173/15own 176 - 14221 Maroney pounds ahead for 19 yards.
5:351/10own 366 - 14212 Faulk gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
4:532/9own 376 - 14131 Faulk picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
4:113/7own 396 - 14131 Brady hits Stallworth who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 10 yd gain.
3:281/10own 496 - 14221 Maroney carries, but is tackled for no gain.
2:522/10own 496 - 14221 Brady's pass is to Watson who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
2:071/10366 - 14221 Faulk pounds ahead for 2 yards.
1:242/8346 - 14221 Brady's pass is to Moss who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
0:391/10216 - 14212 Brady overthrows Welker and the pass is incomplete.
0:342/10216 - 14221 Brady's pass is to Welker who makes the catch and attempts to stretch forward, but loses the ball.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) recovers the ball on the Pit 11.
0:001/10116 - 14221Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers: 6 2007 New England Patriots: 14

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:001/10116 - 14212 Maroney gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
14:242/9106 - 14212 Brady overthrows Moss and the pass is incomplete.
14:203/9106 - 14131 Brady hits Stallworth in the endzone.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
14:13PAT 6 - 20FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 15 plays, 75 yds, 8:04
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 14:13
14:13Kickoffown 306 - 21K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) catch the ball at the Pit 15 and return it to the Pit 33.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 14:06
14:061/10own 336 - 21131 Roethlisberger hits Holmes who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 11 yd gain.
13:211/10own 446 - 21221 Parker rushes for 3 yards off tackle right.
12:452/7own 476 - 21212 Davenport carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
12:063/8own 466 - 21140 Roethlisberger's pass is to Holmes who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 19 yd gain.
11:181/10356 - 21221 Parker picks up 23 yards on a draw play.
10:361/10126 - 21131 Roethlisberger's pass is to Ward who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
9:492/136 - 21212 Davenport gains 3 yards up the middle.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown!
9:46PAT 12 - 21FG2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 67 yds, 4:20
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 9:46
9:46Kickoffown 3013 - 21K2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) prepares to kickoff.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) catch the ball at the NE 9 and return it to the NE 36.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 9:37
9:371/10own 3613 - 21221 Maroney gets back to the line of scrimmage.
8:592/10own 3613 - 21131 Maroney is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
8:253/11own 3513 - 21221 Brady hits Moss. Catch is good and Moss gets big yardage for a 31 yd gain.
7:381/103413 - 21212 Brady's short pass is to Faulk. Faulk gets leveled, but holds on to the ball for a 1 yd gain.
6:562/93313 - 21131 Faulk gets back to the line of scrimmage.
6:203/93313 - 21221 Brady's pass is to Welker who gets a few steps before being run out of bounds for a 12 yd gain.
5:401/102113 - 21212 Brady screen pass is dropped by Watson.
5:352/102113 - 21131 Maroney pounds ahead for 1 yard.
4:543/92013 - 21131 Brady's pass is to Moss who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
4:111/Goal613 - 21212 Maroney pounds ahead for 6 yards.
2007 New England Patriots scores a touchdown!
4:07PAT 13 - 27FG2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 10 plays, 64 yds, 5:30
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 4:07
4:07Kickoffown 3013 - 28K2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares to kickoff.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) catch the ball at the Pit 4 and return it to the Pit 33.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 4:00
4:001/10own 3313 - 28131 Roethlisberger overthrows Ward and the pass is incomplete.
3:532/10own 3313 - 28230 Parker gets 7 yards on a pitch right.
3:483/3own 4013 - 28230*** 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
3:483/3own 4013 - 28131 Roethlisberger soft pass is to Parker. Parker falls out of bounds, but holds on to the ball for a 1 yd gain.
3:434/2own 4113 - 28212 Roethlisberger's pass is just out of the reach of Miller.
2007 New England Patriots (NE) at 3:38
3:381/104113 - 28212 Faulk rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
2:562/83913 - 28131 Eckel gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
2:133/63713 - 28122 Maroney picks his way for 1 yard.
2:094/53613 - 28122*** 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
2:094/53613 - 28P2007 New England Patriots (NE) prepares for a punt.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) return it to the Pit 13.
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) at 2:00
2:001/10own 1313 - 28221*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/10own 1313 - 28221 Roethlisberger's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
1:552/10own 1313 - 28131 Roethlisberger's pass is to Washington who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 9 yd gain.
1:503/1own 2213 - 28212 Parker picks up 12 yards on a draw play.
1:291/10own 3413 - 28131 Roethlisberger overthrows Davenport and the pass is incomplete.
1:242/10own 3413 - 28212 Roethlisberger completes the pass to Ward who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 13 yd gain.
1:041/10own 4713 - 28221 Roethlisberger's pass is to Ward who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 9 yd gain.
0:582/14413 - 28131 Parker carries, but is tackled for no gain.
0:543/14413 - 28131*** 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:543/14413 - 28122 Parker picks up 9 yards off tackle left.
0:331/103513 - 28212 Roethlisberger's pass is just out of reach of Miller. Incomplete pass.
0:282/103513 - 28230 Roethlisberger soft pass is to Holmes who gets a few steps before being run out of bounds for a 3 yd gain.
0:233/73213 - 28140 Roethlisberger's pass is to Holmes who gets a few steps before being run out of bounds for a 9 yd gain.
0:161/102313 - 28221 Roethlisberger hits Washington. Tackled immediately for a 10 yd gain.
0:011/101313 - 28221Roethlisberger spikes the ball.
End of 4th Quarter ... 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers: 13 2007 New England Patriots: 28


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