Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pats win opener 38-24, Brady breaks Pats and MNF records

The Dolphins got out to an early 7-0 lead and acted like that won them the Superbowl. They were sadly mistaken as 517 passing yards later by Tom Brady the Patriots trounced Miami 38-24 in the season opener in South Florida last night. Brady went 32/48 4 TD's and an bad luck INT that bounced off a wide receiver. The Patriots offense took over and controlled the game in the second half after the game was tied 14- 14 early in the third after the pick. Danny Woodhead and Ben Jarvus Green Ellis combined for over 100 yards and Wes Welker had 2 TD's and over 160 yards receiving including a 99 yd TD pass from Brady in the 3rd. The Patriots defense certainly was not great as Chad Henne also had a big night passing but they did enough to win the game in a tough place to play in September. The Patriots had one large injury as starting center Dan Koppen went down with an ankle injury. Dan Connolly filled in perfectly but look for a more long term solution in the coming days as the game with San Diego, an elite AFC foe approaches. Here are some winners and losers from last night's game.


Tom Brady- Read above

Wes Welker- Read above

Rob Gronkowski- Gronk had a great opener hauling in a TD pass on his way to 86 yards receiving

Aaron Hernandez- the other second year TE wins the battle with Gronk on the stat sheet as he finishes with 7 catches for 106 yards and a TD


Dan Koppen-A broken ankle means it looks like he will be out for two months recovering and he still went to BC so just an overall bad night for the center.

Stephen Gostskowski- The kicker missed a 48 yarder badly to the right at the end of the first half. That is a kick he will have to make in the future.

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