Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Pittsburgh @ New England by EricBecker

National Football League

Pittsburgh (V) vs. New England (H)

Gillette Stadium
Foxboro


Sunday Sep 08,2019 08:20 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by EricBecker for New England

Post Game Report Card

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
A+
Overall Offense Grade
A+
Overall Defense Grade
A+
Overall Special Teams
A+
Overall Coaching
A+
My Player of the Game
Tom Brady
Game Notes
Wow! The Patriots will be scary good this season! They just dismantled the Steelers and make them look like a written off team. The Steelers offense was terrible - they were no challenge for the Patriots defense at all. They similarly had not answer for the Patriots offense either. The Patriots moved the ball at will. I think they got bored, otherwise, they could have put up 50+ points on the Steelers!
Player Grades
Player
Pos
Grade
Chase Winovich (50)
DE 
A- 
Solid debut!
Devin McCourty (32)
SS 
A- 
James White (28)
RB 
A- 
only 4 touches as a runner, but excellent in pass game.
Jason McCourty (30)
CB 
A- 
Was thrown at a lot and played well
Sony Michel (26)
RB 
C- 
He might have been the only Patriots player without a notable game
Stephon Gilmore (24)
CB 
A- 
Tom Brady (12)
QB 
A+ 
What didn't he do in this game!
Advanced Team Grades
Offense
Run Offense (Overall)
B-
Passing Offense (Overall)
A+
Moving the Chains
A+
Protection
A+
Big Plays
A+
Mistakes
A
Overall QB Play
A+
Game Notes on Offense
Other than running the ball, this was a "banner" day for the Patriots - in more than one way!
Quarterback
A+
Running Backs
B
Protection & Blocking
A+
Receiving
A+
Analysis Notes
Defense
Passing Game Defense
A
Stopping the Run
A-
Controlling the Line of Scrimmage
A
Forcing Turnovers
B
Big Plays
A-
Mistakes
A-
Game Notes on Defense
Defensive Line
A-
Linebackers
A-
Defensive Backs
A-
Notes
SPECIAL Teams
Kicking
A+
Punting
B+
Special Teams Comments
Play of the Game
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
A+
Execution
A+
Game Management
A+
Key Decisions
A+
Play-Calling
A+
Creativity
A+
Comments on Coaching
About the only negative was not getting Stidham into the game to get him up to spead as a back up. He probably could have played the whole 4th quarter.