Recapping the streak
Jan. 27, 2002: Patriots 24, Steelers 17
The Patriots came out firing in the AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, and Tom Brady was on the mark early, but Brady sprained his left ankle on a hit by safety Lee Flowers. He could have gone back out and played, but I just felt like the way things were going we were better at that point in time [with Drew Bledsoe], said Bill Belichick. As usual, the coach was right, with Bledsoe finishing the drive by finding David Patten for an 11-yard touchdown in his first game action in five months.
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