The New England Patriots offense played well, the defense played better, and the special teams unit played best as the Pats routed the Miami Dolphins 41-14 on Monday Night Football. The Patriots forced 3 interceptions and blocked 2 punts, led second year safety Patrick Chung who was responsible for both blocked punts, and interception, and five tackles. This win echoes my sentiments from previous posts — if the Pats can make a play or two on the defensive side of the ball, they will be very tough to beat.
Tom Brady was all fired up about this win, as he should be — he didn’t have to do this one all on his own. This was a big game for Tom from an individual perspective as well — he did a great job of shutting up his critics who so frequently try to bring him down on this blog. The win was Brady’s 100th, making his the quickest quarterback to 100 wins in NFL history. Faster than Terry Bradshaw. Fast than Brett Favre. Faster than Joe Montana. Faster than Peyton Manning. What else is there to say? Brady is now 100-31 on his career, an absurd average of 12.3-3.7 per season. And for those who have been spitting out the “Tom Brady isn’t that clutch argument,” 29 of those wins are 4th quarter comebacks — so you can take that, shove it in your pipe, and smoke it.
The Patriots have a bye next week, followed by a tough game against the Ravens.
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