A good way to start the season! After a shaky start, the Patriots dominated the game. Tom threw lasers to tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Gronk, and the defense did a scoop 'n' score, Chandler Jones knocking the ball out of the QB's hand and Dont'a Hightower scooping it up and scoring. The defense looks faster this year and stuffed the run. Still a bit wonky on pass defense but hopefully they'll improve. Stevan Ridley ran for 125 yards. The Pats were able to control the clock in the fourth quarter with their running game, using Ridley, Danny Woodhead, and Brian Boldin.
Tom earned his 125th win, passing Fran Tarkenton on the all-time wins list. He also received a wallop on one play and was kneed in the face. He wore a bandage over his nose the rest of the game.
Still pretty! He's got a shorter haircut this year but it makes him look younger. ;)
The Jets beat the Bills and the Dolphins lost, so the Pats and Jets are tied at the top of the division while the other two teams are tied for the bottom.
Next week: the Patriots host the Arizona Cardinals!