Patriots defense sets dominating tone

Bend-but-don't break unit gets to Roethlisberger, wins line of scrimmage battle

Updated: November 15, 2010, 10:31 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

PITTSBURGH -- As the New England Patriots' best defensive lineman and a team captain, Vince Wilfork took what unfolded last week in Cleveland personally. It stewed within for seven days, before he and his defensive teammates unleashed their fury in a 39-26 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night at Heinz Field.

The Patriots totaled a season-high five quarterback sacks, while returning to the bend-but-don't-break approach that defined them through the season's first seven ...

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