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On the next play, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger faked to Parker and then dropped back to pass. With several Patriots defenders going for the play fake to Parker, Ward raced downfield wide open. But before Roethlisberger could throw to Ward, he was sacked by nose tackle Vince Wilfork. Three pays later, the Steelers punted.

“Hines was wide open for a touchdown,” Arians said. “It was normal protection. It was a play action pass. The problem was that one of (pass) protectors lost his balance and got beat.”