The Patriots nearly gave the game away after a strong start (would've been a blow-out!). A boneheaded INT by Brady and two special teams mistakes (turnovers) gifted the Ravens with 17 points in the second half. The whole game was wacky as the Pats scored first in the first half with a safety (2 points) and there was good offense after a stumbling start, but the wheels looked like they were falling off as a 23-3 lead dwindled to 23-20, but Tom let loose with a 79-yard bomb to Chris Hogan o stretch the lead to 30-20 (Ravens would score a field goal later).
Tom threw for 406 yards and 3 TDs. RB LeGarrette Blount went over 1000 yards rushing for the season and scored his 14th touchdown for 2016, tying a franchise record (Curtis Martin).
BTW, the Giants accused the Steelers this week of underinflating footballs. You didn't hear about it? Not surprising. The story took up about a total of five minutes on ESPN, the NFL Network, FOX Sports, etc. No leading the evening news. No rabid pack of reporters calling Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers QB) a cheater and liar at his press conference. No loss of draft picks, a million bucks, or 4-game suspension and smearing of the game's greatest player. Guess what? Tom Brady told the truth! NO ONE TAMPERED WITH THE FOOTBALLS! IT WAS THE IDEAL GAS LAW, NFL DUMMIES!!!
Giants tweeted out today, "Much ado about nothing." Unless you're trying to trump up a case against the Patriots, right? All this tells you all you need to know about the
The Dolphins and Jets won and the Bills lost this week.
AFC EAST DIVISION
NYJ 4-9 (OT)
Nexr week: on to Denver!