Sean Spence

Brady throws 4 TDs to TEs in 28-21 win

Whether sprinting out of the tunnel for warmups, watching former teammates and the Patriots owner carrying Lombardi Trophies, or tearing apart the Steelers, Tom Brady relished every moment of this NFL season opener.

"It was a pretty special night," said Brady, who threw for four touchdowns, three to favorite target Rob Gronkowski, in a 28-21 victory Thursday night over undermanned and generally ineffective Pittsburgh. "I was excited, our whole team was excited. We haven't had one of these games in a long time."

It was as if he never was away. Of course, he never really was, and with "Deflategate" behind him, the star quarterback was back to his...