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Film Notes: The Steelers' Brady plan

11/11/2011 - NFL

After breaking down film, Scouts Inc. gives its take on what to watch in the NFL this weekend:

1. Do the Steelers have the blueprint for beating Tom Brady? Last week, we finally saw the Steelers defense we've been waiting for. In the process, we may have witnessed the best way to slow New England down. First, Pittsburgh played more man-to-man schemes instead of the zone coverages it usually favors, which allowed the Steelers to blitz more with the front seven. All quarterbacks, including Brady, hate that pressure, especially when it comes from the inside. It seemed to confuse the Patriots and catch them off guard.