Wes Welker’s 99-yard TD puts Tom Brady over 500 yards

AP

The New England Patriots are running away from the Miami Dolphins, and Wes Welker just ran away from the Dolphins’ defense.

With the Patriots backed up on their own 1-yard line, Welker caught a pass from Tom Brady and raced to the end zone, 99 yards, tying the NFL record for the longest play from scrimmage in history, a record that can’t be broken.

Brady was already having a huge day passing, but the 99 yards from Welker turned his numbers into something out of a video game: Late in the fourth quarter he’s 31-for-46 for 511 yards, with four touchdowns.

The score is 38-17 New England with five minutes to play, and the Patriots are about to be 1-0.

74 responses to “Wes Welker’s 99-yard TD puts Tom Brady over 500 yards

  1. The game should’ve been a lot closer than it was. Miami had some bad playcalling down near the endzone that cost them 2 TDs.

    The Pats will MAYBE lose 2 games this season. Their offense is amazing with all the packages they have and the no huddle offense. Brady just threw 500 yards on the #6 defense last year.

  2. as a pats fan this is a good thing.. it is the dolphins.. but brady doesn’t always do good against the dolphins.. I’m looking forward to next weeks match up more. Welker pretty much said thanks for the memories to the Dolphins right there 🙂

  3. In unrelated news; a new NFL rule put in place this off season where all scoring plays are reviewed so coach’s don’t half to use a a challenge on a scoring play.

    In the 4th quarter with 3:40 left, Reggie Bush drives and sneaks the ball around the end zone pylon and it appears to be a touchdown…but the refs call him out at the 2 yard line. The play is not reviewed and the dolphins are forced to use a challenge in attempt to over-rule the refs call on the field. End result is a touchdown making the score 38-24 patriots.

    EPIC FAIL BY THE NFL!!!!!

  4. “Best CBs in the league huh *facepalm*”

    All those yards were pretty much against Benny Sapp. The 3rd stringer that they somehow kept instead of Will Allen.

  5. Bill Cowher wouldn’t coach the dolphins if they paid him a billion dollars, named the stadium the bill bowl, named the team the Miami Cowhers, and erased every record by every Dolphin in franchise histories name and put his on it.

  6. Miami needs a new Quarterback and additional star running back. I wouldn’t wish my worst enemy the requirement of watching all 16 Dolphins games this year.

    I think the Colts have competitors for that #1 pick. IMO the race to worst is going to be a horse race between the Colts, Chiefs, and Dolphins.

  7. The story of this game isn’t Brady chewing up Dolphins’ third stringers playing soft zone coverage.

    The story is that Chad Henne apparently has only one functioning eye, because he completely lacks depth perception. How many over/ under throws? Good gracious, how can a team compete with THAT running the offense?

  8. I guess everyone can forget about Tom getting “old” now. My god he completely shredded and humiliated a professional football team. Watching TB do his thing is like seeing a Leonardo painting. He’s a master.

  9. Their only up by 21 ? Man the Pats are gonna blow this year . Ha , j/k Im a Eagles fan I was trying to sound like those haters . As a Philly fan I think the Patriots , Packers , Eagles , Texans , Ravens , Bears , and Bills are the Week 1 winners … The Steelers , Falcons , and Chiefs are the 1st week DUDS , with the Cowboys ( Romo choke) , Colts ( Life After Manning) , and Giants ( Redskins spanked ya , enough said) as the Dishonorable near duds .

  10. How can you morons think the Dolphins need a new QB? Henne did everything he could: 415 yards passing, 60 yards rushing, 2 passing TDs and a rushing TD. THE DEFENSE cost the game, not Henne. Fools.

  11. BTW – that pick wasn’t on Brady… that was a field error, blocking a CB into the receiver.

    Poor and weak attempt to throw water on a record achievement by the best QB in history fo the game.

    They could almost do NO wrong. It was absolutely amazing.

  12. rashardmendenballs…. if the refs called him out at the two, it was not a scoring play and therefore not reviewed by the booth. No fail, epic or otherwise, on that play.

  13. rashardmendenballs says: Sep 12, 2011 10:26 PM

    In unrelated news; a new NFL rule put in place this off season where all scoring plays are reviewed so coach’s don’t half to use a a challenge on a scoring play.

    In the 4th quarter with 3:40 left, Reggie Bush drives and sneaks the ball around the end zone pylon and it appears to be a touchdown…but the refs call him out at the 2 yard line. The play is not reviewed and the dolphins are forced to use a challenge in attempt to over-rule the refs call on the field. End result is a touchdown making the score 38-24 patriots.

    EPIC FAIL BY THE NFL!!!!!

    ==================================

    Bush was ruled out, therefore it WASN’T A SCORING PLAY. If it’s not ruled a TD on the field, it doesn’t automatically get reviewed. DUH.

    God, some people never use their brains.

  14. KIR says: Sep 12, 2011 10:54 PM

    Miami needs a new Quarterback and additional star running back. I wouldn’t wish my worst enemy the requirement of watching all 16 Dolphins games this year.

    I think the Colts have competitors for that #1 pick. IMO the race to worst is going to be a horse race between the Colts, Chiefs, and Dolphins.

    Please get hit by a bus tomorrow. : ) just die

  15. I’m a Patriots fan and I have to admit that the Dolphins contributed as much to the 500+ yards as Brady did. The Dolphins were so happy about their opening TD drive that they figured they didn’t actually have to play the rest of the game.

  16. What is amazing is that the qb in this game that threw for 400 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for a td got totally outplayed. I have a bromance starting with Tom Brady…

  17. Does Brady wear a different lining in his hemet than everyone else, it looked like the color of an air cast lining.

    How do you not consider him the greatest QB of all time, just ahead of Montana, Unitas and Elway.

    The stadium looked empty in the Upper Level and even in pockets in the lower level. Tirico even pointed out the empty seats even though the Dolphins announced a sellout.

  18. i wonder how V. Davis and Sean Smith might be feeling right about now with Andre coming to town. Not that much of a dynamic tandem right sir?

  19. wait, hypothetically, couldnt a guy catch a screen 2 yds in the end zone and go for a 102 yd td catch? i know its not likely but it could happen..

  20. dolphins1121 says: Sep 12, 2011 11:13 PM

    How can you morons think the Dolphins need a new QB? Henne did everything he could: 415 yards passing, 60 yards rushing, 2 passing TDs and a rushing TD. THE DEFENSE cost the game, not Henne. Fools.
    _______________________
    I agree. Henne looked rather good this game. Unfortunately for him, he ran into the Patriots when an already dangerous Brady was in the zone. Henne did everything he could do to help his team. His defense simply couldn’t slow the Pats down.

  21. georgeanderson2

    I’m not a fan of the Steelers, but still gotta place 4 ring Bradshaw ahead of him…. he played in an era that the defenses were allowed to knock the $hit outta the QB’s, and still won 4 rings. He had more to do with his rings than Roethlisberger did, and without Ben, the Steelers wouldn”t have won the game against Az.

    I’d place Brady just ahead of Montana, since Brady won his rings without a top 10 league wr. Accuracy wise, they’re about equal, throwing power, I doubt many, if any, would pick Joe ahead of Tom.

    I think Brady’s ability to get everyone of his wr’s, te’s and hb’s involved alone places him ahead of Peyton Manning even if Manning finishes with better regular season statistics (career wise) than Tom. Let alone the playoff wins.

  22. georgeanderson2

    To clarify my statement about Peyton vs Tom (to appease Colts fans), I do think they drive eachother, but in any given year, take away Brady’s main target… He still executes. Peyton doesn’t spread the ball around as well as Tom.

    If Brady does get his 4th ring, I reserve the right to change my opinion regarding him and Bradshaw.

  23. So far it’s mostly looked like offenses are ahead of defenses this year which is weird considering it’s usually the reverse, plus the lockout would lead to less precision. With the Pats though I expected the O to look better than the D because the O has more continuity player and scheme wise than the D does.

    Pats usually have a LOT of problems with Mia in Mia especially early in the year. The game was closer than the score indicates IMO. BB has just NOW evened his record IN Mia to 6-6.

    I am REALLY grateful they put turf down over the basebore field. That’s one reason I hated the Pats playing there early in the year.

  24. “How do you not consider him the greatest QB of all time, just ahead of Montana”

    By not living in New England.

  25. CB’s Smith and Davis left the game due to cramping…….well if you hydrate prior to playing and loosing fluids you avoid cramping. Why were these two cornerbacks not hydrated by the trainers? Was it because they consider themselves the best conerback combo in the NFL?
    Moreover who’s idea was it to have Benny Sapp cover the tight ends and Wes Welker on his 99 yard run. He is to small and much slower the the Patriot tight ends and just got beat by Welker. The Dolphins may want to consider sitting Sapp the next time they play the Pats.

  26. Bill Cowher wouldn’t coach the dolphins if they paid him a billion dollars, named the stadium the bill bowl, named the team the Miami Cowhers, and erased every record by every Dolphin in franchise histories name and put his on it.
    —————————————————-

    I don’t know the man but I’m betting he would take that deal.

  27. Manning playing or not brady is and always was the best qb in the league, and for people that want to argue that manning is better, compare their playoff records and stats. Enough said,,,,,,

  28. @jessethegreat

    I’m a huge Pats fan, but I’m not ready to crown him the greatest of all time just yet, though he is definitely in the running. I would put him ahead of Bradshaw though, because those Steeler teams won on the strength of the Steel Curtain defense. Joe Montana, while a great QB (of course) also had one of the greatest LBs in the history of the game, Ronnie Lott, in addition to Jerry Rice and T.O., later on, not to mention Bill Walsh. Brady has accomplished a great deal on the field with very few guaranteed HOFs with him, apart from Belichick.

    It is very hard to judge who the greatest of all time might be, because no one plays in a vacuum, this isn’t tennis we’re watching. Let’s just agree that there are a handful of names that belong at the absolute top, and everyone mentioned, along with Manning (you know which one) and a few others are there standing above the rest.

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