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Cody Wallace

Ron Cook: Steelers offense, not just defense, at fault for loss to Patriots

Blame the defense all you want. Blame it for watching Tom Brady throw four touchdown passes, for allowing Rob Gronkowski to run freely in the secondary, for turning journeyman back Dion Lewis into a running and receiving threat. But if I had told you before the game Thursday night that the defense would hold the world champion New England Patriots to 28 points, would you not have liked the Steelers' chances? They had an opportunity to win the game and spoil the Patriots' coming-out party, but their offense let them down. The offense deserves just as much blame as the defense for the 28-21 loss. It is too good to score just 21 points against a weak Patriots defense. It should have...