8. Patriots 28, Steelers 3AFC Divisional, January 5, 1997
If youre a Patriots fan of a certain vintage, you surely can close your eyes and still envision the Patriots first play from scrimmage, a bomb through the thick fog from Drew Bledsoe to sensational rookie receiver Terry Glenn down the right sideline. Curtis Martin scored the first of his three rushing touchdowns a few moments later he finished with 166 yards on the ground and the tone was set for a Patriots blowout against the brash Steelers. It wouldnt be Pittsburghs last lesson that games arent won verbally.