Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski Rally Patriots Past Steelers in B/R Madden GOAT Sim

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2020

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signals to a teammate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Not many quarterbacks got the best of the Steel Curtain. Leave it to the simulated version of Tom Brady to be one of the quarterbacks who did. 

Brady rallied the all-time New England Patriots to a game-winning touchdown with under a minute remaining past the all-time Pittsburgh Steelers 21-17 in B/R's Madden 20 GOAT Simulation on Thursday.

Brady and the Pats were on fire early, as Kevin Faulk and Wes Welker each found the end zone.

But running back Franco Harris and wideout Hines Ward helped the Steelers score 17 unanswered points to wrest control back from New England.

The Pittsburgh defense, meanwhile, was swarming Brady.

But the legendary quarterback had one last trick up his sleeve, getting the ball back with 1:30 remaining in the fourth quarter and trailing by three points. The stage was set for another one of Brady's clutch victories, and he came up big when it mattered, hitting Rob Gronkowski for a go-ahead touchdown. 

It was reminiscent of his incredible six-championship run in New England. 

That left Ben Roethlisberger with 42 seconds and three timeouts to drive 75 yards. Unlike Brady, he couldn't get the Steelers down the field in time, ending the Steel Curtain's run through this tournament.

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That will send the Patriots to the championship game Monday, when they'll face the winner of the New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers.