Brady completed 24 of 35 passes for 340 yards and a touchdown in a 43-40 win over the Chiefs on Sunday. He also scored a second touchdown on the ground. The Patriots featured a run-heavy gameplan, but the Chiefs' second-half comeback attempt forced Brady to remind everyone that he can still sling the ball down the field with the best of 'em. The 41-year-old's 9.7 yards per attempt was his best mark of the season. While Brady only threw for one touchdown, he was able to give fantasy owners a second on the ground on an impressive sack evasion and scamper for his second rushing touchdown in as many weeks. The veteran will head to Chicago with a full arsenal of receiving options for a Week 7 road matchup against the Bears.
Brady completed 34 of 44 passes for 341 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Patriots' 38-24 win over the Colts on Thursday. He also rushed three times for minus-1 yard. Brady's final touchdown of the night -- a 34-yard connection with Josh Gordon in the fourth quarter -- put him in select company, as it marked the 500th regular-season touchdown pass of his career. The future Hall of Famer joins Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Favre (508) as the only players to accomplish the feat. Brady, whose two picks Thursday were cases of his intended targets losing the handle on the ball -- was stellar throughout most of the rest of the night as well, connecting with eight different pass catchers, including the returning Julian Edelman (suspension) on seven occasions. The Patriots appear to be back to hitting on all cylinders following a worrisome start to their season, and Brady will look to keep them rolling against the Chiefs in a Week 6 Sunday night showdown.
Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 274 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Patriots' 38-7 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Looking to redeem himself after an atypically poor game against the Lions in Week 3, Brady bounced back with a stellar performance in which he connected with seven different pass catchers, including Josh Gordon, who made his New England debut. Brady hooked up with the versatile trio of James White, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson for his three scores, and he put together a strong stat line despite losing Rob Gronkowski to an ankle injury during the contest. Looking ahead to a Thursday night matchup against the Colts, Brady will have Julian Edelman (suspension) back at his disposal, which would help offset a potential Gronkowski absence to an extent.
Brady completed 14 of 26 passes for 133 yards with one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Lions. He added two rushing yards on one carry. Brady was off the mark most of the night, as reflected in his lowly 53.8 completion percentage, and his trouble keeping drives alive ultimately led the Patriots to be almost doubled by Detroit in time of possession, 39 minutes to 21. One of the quarterback's biggest problems was being protected by an offensive line that got dominated by a toothless Lions pass rush that was missing both of its starting defensive ends. The other glaring issue was Brady's lack of playmakers outside of tight end Rob Gronkowski, especially after Rex Burkhead (neck) exited the game in the third quarter. While this latter issue could be rectified sooner than later once Julian Edelman (suspension) and Josh Gordon (hamstring) are both fully in the fold, it's possible Brady's protection up front could be a concern all season long. Next up for New England is a Week 4 matchup with a Dolphins team that has allowed just 7.0 yards per pass attempt through the first three weeks of the season.
Brady completed 24 of 35 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns while adding 10 yards on three carries and losing a fumble in Sunday's 31-20 loss to Jacksonville. You don't hear this very often, but Brady was completely outplayed by Blake Bortles in this one. Jacksonville raced out to a 21-3 halftime lead and ended up easily avenging last year's playoff loss to the Patriots. Brady still managed to hit Chris Hogan for touchdowns of seven and 29 yards in the second half, and he should pick things up Sunday night against a Lions defense that's far less fearsome than the predatory cats he faced here.
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