Steelers-Patriots get NFL’s top TV rating of year

The Steelers celebrate after Joe Haden intercepts Tom Brady Sunday at Heinz Field (Matt Sunday / DKPS)

The Steelers defeated the Patriots, 17-10, Sunday at Heinz Field — and the world watched it all go down.

According to the Globe's Chad Finn, the hotly anticipated AFC showdown brought in the highest ratings of any NFL game this season.

It's a recurring theme for these two teams.

In Week 15 last season, the Patriots defeated the Steelers in dramatic fashion, 27-24, pulling in the highest overnight rating of the season.

Ditto for 2015, when the two teams squared off in Week 1 and posted the second-highest rating ever for an NFL Kickoff game, trailing only the 2010 matchup between the returning Super Bowl champion Saints and the Vikings.

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