WATCH: Patriots crowd chants 'Where is Roger (Goodell)?' during win over Steelers
The NFL commissioner will be forced to confront the Patriots in Houston
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can no longer avoid the Patriots.
Goodell, public enemy No. 1 in New England due to Deflategate, didn't attend the Patriots' drubbing of the Steelers on Sunday, choosing to watch the Falcons' blowout over the Packers instead. According to Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald, Goodell hasn't visited Gillette Stadium since Deflategate.
But with their win, the Patriots ensured that the commissioner will be forced to attend their next game in Houston (a.k.a., Super Bowl LI). The best part? If they end up beating the Falcons in two weeks, they'll be handed the Lombardi Trophy from him. It's a moment Patriots fans are looking forward to, evidenced by what they chanted Sunday.
Once the Patriots opened up a huge lead over the Steelers, the "Roger" chants began.
Eventually, that chant morphed into "Where is Roger?"
It was a popular question.
They even put the question up on the Jumbotron.
He's in Atlanta. Or he's in an airplane.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Join our Free $1,000,000 Parlay Challenge
All the best highlights from Week 2 are right here
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Sunday's Falcons vs. Eagles game 10,000 times.
Roethlisberger's status for Pittsburgh's Week 3 matchup in San Francisco is currently unknown
Here are the Week 2 grades for every team that played on Sunday
The Chargers used a punter as their kicker with Mike Badgley out and the result went as expected
New Orleans has waited nine months for this game -- and it's run into controversy once again