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."
When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit.
Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer.
Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth.
"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."
Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter.
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