FOXBORO - Albert Haynesworth has lotsa fun hobbies. But this past Sunday he stayed off the rock crawler and the power boat and just watched football. "Actually,I caught myself watching the Steelers play, so . . . I watched a lot of football," Haynesworth said Tuesday. "So I wouldn't say I got away from football because, still, I'm drawn to it and like to watch it."The Patriots lock up with the Steelers on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Haynesworth said that, when hewatches football, he focuses on the defensive and offensive lines and a little bit on thequarterbacks. Sunday, hesaw the Steelers running game struggle -- 28 carries and 91 yards -- but Ben Roethlisberger have a terrific daystatistically (26 for 39 for 361 yards and three touchdown passes). Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown combined for 10 catches and 220 yards in the 32-20 win over Arizona. Haynesworth says he's continuing to knock the rust offand that hefeels he's come back well from the knee and back issues he was dealing with earlier in the season.Now, he says, it's time to build on the defensive performance against Dallas. "We had a good game and now we just have to continue it," he explained."The Steelers are a good team, they're kinda like they were a year ago only better. They're not no slouch or anything. They're on a three-game winning streak and they're definitely going to be a challenge."
FOXBORO -- The Patriots will have a familiar face back on the practice field, it appears.
According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, running back Dion Lewis is expected to begin practicing this week. Lewis has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of the regular season.
More to come . . .
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