Patriots Win 38-24!!

This was a night for the ages. How good was Tom Brady? Well he threw for 517 yards becoming number five on the all time list for most yards passing in a game. It also set a Patriots record as well beating Drew Bledsoe’s record 426 yard that he set back in 1994. But if you really want to understand the performance Drew did his on 70 attempts while Tommy only had 46!!

 

Last night also saw two of our new comers play in their first regular season game with the Patriots, Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth. Chad caught one out of three passes thrown his way for 18 yards. Albert played 32 downs of the 76. He was credited with three tackles but also caused two holding penalties on the Miami’s offensive line. Overall a respectable start for them.

 

Another record fell last night as well. New England totaled 622 yards, the most in franchise history and the most allowed by Miami. Brady's performance overshadowed Miami's Chad Henne, who threw for a career-high 416 yards. The 906 net yards passing by both teams was an NFL record also.

The highlight of the night however was the final nail in the Dolphins coffin, a 99.5 yard pass to Wes Welker. "When I saw the coverage as we lined up, I knew there was a strong possibility I could be getting the ball," Welker said. "I just wanted to make the most of the opportunity."

He did, catching the pass in stride and sprinting untouched for the score to complete the longest play in Patriots history. "I only threw it 25 yards. Wes did all the work," Brady said. "When I saw him break away, that was awesome. Coach never lets us run that route in practice."

 

Well gang, let’s hope this is the start of something special this season!!