Brady Lights it Up with 6 TDs in Patriots’ Dominant Win
October 20, 2009
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On a snowy day in Foxborough, Tom Brady was doing what he knows best. On his way to building the biggest halftime lead in the history of the NFL, Brady threw 5 TDs in one quarter and had a total of 6 TDs for the day before he left the game after one drive in the 3rd quarter. The New England offense gained a total of 619 yards, 193 yards on the ground, and Brady was 29 of 34 for 380 passing yards. Tennessee never had a chance, losing 59-0.
“Every week we’re learning something more about ourselves and what we can do,” Brady said. “There’s no doubt a game like this can give you a lot of confidence.”
Brady is, by far, coming of his best game this season after suffering a season ending knee injury in the first game of the 2008 season.
“Back to his old self,” said Wes Welker, who caught 10 passes for a career-high 150 yards and two touchdowns. Randy Moss also added 8 receptions, 129 yards, and 3 TDs. Patriots’ Head Coach Bill Belichick fooled the defense when they ran the Flea-Flicker play that ignited the Brady TD frenzy.
“You never go into a game thinking it’s going to be like this,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “It’s just our day today.”
On the flipside, the Titans where having a terrible day; QB Kerry Collins went 2 of 12 for negative yardage with an interception. He was then replaced by Vince Young, which did not help the Titans move the ball as he also threw an interception and had two passes fall incomplete. The only good thing about the Titans’ offense was RB Chris Johnson. He was the only one to gain positive yardage against the Patriots and ran for 128 yards on 17 carries.
“I’m disappointed and embarrassed,” Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said. “Fortunately for me, career-wise, I have never been through anything like this before and, unfortunately, it happened tonight. I can assure you one thing; it’s not going to happen again.”
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