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Dobson becomes the 47th player to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady


A rookie who went to college in West Virginia has had a major impact on Thursday night’s game.  But it’s not the one you think.

Rookie Aaron Dobson, who played at Marshall, opened the scoring with a 39-yard touchdown reception for the Patriots in their home opener against the Jets.  Dobson becomes the 47th different player to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady during his 14-year career.

For Dobson, who missed Week One with a hamstring injury, it also was his first career reception.

Dobson apparently was supposed to be covered by Darrelle Revis, since there was no one in sight as he caught a pass down the right sideline and ran to the end zone.  (Actually, the Pats lined up in run formation, and Dobson slipped through the scrum uncovered.)

The touchdown capped a six-play, 81-yard drive.  Brady completed three of four passes for 54 yards.

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22 Responses to “Dobson becomes the 47th player to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady”
  1. d0minate says: Sep 12, 2013 8:47 PM

    Both teams look like crap right now. What a snooze fest.

    Pats got lucky for the totally blown coverage, otherwise Brady looks pretty pedestrian.

  2. flickflint says: Sep 12, 2013 8:52 PM

    How do the Patriots look bad? Tool

  3. footballfan58 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:55 PM

    Dominate, you make me laugh! Brady will be fine! Hahaha!

  4. wearethesteelers says: Sep 12, 2013 8:59 PM

    The Patriots are an average team.

  5. pacificnw7722 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:04 PM

    “Dobson apparently was supposed to be covered by Darrelle Revis.”


  6. cwk22 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:06 PM

    Smith is showing he is better then Sanchez

  7. delrmi05 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:10 PM

    Darrelle Revis isn’t even on the Jets anymore, that’s how irrelevant they are

  8. necr0philia says: Sep 12, 2013 9:24 PM

    Neither team along with the Ravens make the playoffs.


  9. briansalo1 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:30 PM

    I think it’s kinda hard for Revis to cover Dobson tonight, since Revis wears a red jersey on Sundays now and all..

  10. tinbender2000 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:32 PM

    If the Patriots are “an average team” then my dog just took a “steelers” on the front lawn.

  11. mtrhead269 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:03 PM

    Branch and Lloyd would look pretty good about now. Dobson looks completely lost out there.

  12. igotgamenj says: Sep 12, 2013 10:21 PM

    Wow Pats look scary good ! HAS -BEENS

  13. 4thqtrsaint says: Sep 12, 2013 10:26 PM

    He’s like an 11 year vet. So, like… So?

  14. ftball54 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    too bad Revis plays for the Bucs

  15. ftball54 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:30 PM

    Revis is no longer on the Jets

  16. aljack88 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:00 PM

    too bad he can’t catch anything else

  17. griff030 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:33 PM

    If he was being covered by Revis, of course he was wide open. Revis plays for the Bucs now.

  18. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Sep 12, 2013 11:45 PM

    who has thrown td’s to more players? favre maybe?

  19. bigbamboom1 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:33 AM

    2 and 0 Baby! I don’t care whether it’s ugly or pretty. It’s 2 & 0. A few things though. Before everyone has a heart attack about the young Wide receivers. I say take a deep breadth. I know it is frustrating for a lot of folks, especially Tom Brady, who are addicted to perfect offense execution. But this is called “Growing Pangs”. It will get a ton better as each week passes. In fact I see a talented group of young players who can go the distance after they become veterans after about the 10th game. And I predict the Patriots will be 7 & 3 at the 10 game post based on what I see.

    Their defense is good and getting very good. They usually get great in December. At the 10 game post those fast young wideouts will be anticipating Brady and catching all of those balls they missed tonight. Gronk, Vereen, Amendola, Sudfeld and hopefully others will be back. I see the plate as 80% full right now instead of 50% empty. This years team remind me of the first Brady/Belichick SuperBowl team. Everyone thought they were sort of ordinary until they won it. Brady was just as raw as those young talented wideouts when he replaced Bledsoe. But those veterans stepped up and carried him until he figured it all out after about 10 games. He has to do for the youngsters that those vets did for him.

    So I say let’s enjoy this for what it is. This season could become special if & when it all comes together. The Jets are a much better team than people gave them credit for. Their young defenses will end up being one of the top 10 in the NFL this year. The Jets and Bills definitely have 2 of the top defenses in the AFC. The first half of the season will be a grind. With a few ugly wins and head scratching losses. Teams that look great right now like Denver and San Francisco usually flop miserably down the stretch. Those that overcome the early struggles and somehow win like the Patriots are doing (Baltimore did last year) and the Giants did on the way to 2 championships usually take the Lombardi trophy home.

    So chill out everyone. There will be some real pretty wins after about week 8.

  20. cantarguefacts says: Sep 13, 2013 1:10 AM

    Guess dominate was right after all. Brady&Co looked like crap most of the night.

  21. bighurt228 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:43 AM

    Wait till the playoffs roll around. With these rookies being thrown into the fire like this, they will develop rapidly. We will gel better when Gronk and Amendola come back.

  22. TheWizard says: Sep 13, 2013 6:51 AM

    This was the play of the year so far for the Pats. A thing of beauty.

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