1) Tom Brady -- Another 300 yard pasing
performance after a slow start. Brady finished with 27 completions in
46 attempts doe 304 yards and 1 passing TD. He also rished
for a pair of touchdowns on QB sneaks at the goal line, both crucial
scores in the second half.
2) Wes Welker – 12 catches for 138 yards shattered
the team record for most yards in a season by a receiver (Randy Moss
2007, 1,493). With 116 receptions, Welker is seven catches away from
breaking his own franchise record 123 catches in a season. He
lead the NFL with 104 catches headed into the season.
3) Patriots second half defense – Held the
Dolphins defense to just 7 points after giving up 17 points in the
first half. The team forced the Dolphins into desperation
Rob Gronkoski - Finished with seven
catches for 78 yards to break Ben Coates franchise record of 1,174
yards. Gronk has 1,219 with one game remaining.
1) Patriots first half offense – Failing to score on
five straight possessions is a franchise first in 2011. The
team could do nothing correct in the first half and looked listless on
2) Devin McCourty – As many good plays McCourty had
on defense he had an equal number bof bad plays. Giving up
3) Rex Ryan -- The Jets fell to
the New York Giants 29 – 14 to fall one game out of the hunt for a
playoff spot. The Jets, who claimed they were Super Bowl
favorites headed in the season, are in serious danger of missing out on
Offensive line -- with all the injuries the patritos
were in danger of having a loss they couldn't afford. The line couldn't
protect Brady or open holes for most of the game. until the team went
hurry-up, New England had no rhythm.
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