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Patriots flatten Texans, pitch shutout

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22:  LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots celebrates with James White #28 and Brandon Bolden #38 after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Getty Images

The beat goes on for the Patriots.

LeGarrette Blount ran for two touchdowns, the defense dominated and the Patriots turned two special teams fumble recoveries into a pair of touchdowns Thursday night. The Texans simply threw short passes and took their beating in what became a 27-0 Patriots victory.

It was only 10-0 at halftime, but the Texans didn’t cross the 50-yard line until the final 90 seconds of the third quarter.

Both of Blount’s touchdown runs came in the second half. The Texans were out of gas because they couldn’t move the ball and couldn’t get out of their own way. Two different Texans players fumbled kickoffs deep in Patriots’ territory following field goals.

Blount ran for 105 yards. He’s scored a touchdown in all three games this season.

The Patriots move to 3-0 despite having to start rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who was far from spectacular but didn’t turn the ball over and ran 27 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. The 2-1 Texans, who were handing off on third and 16 in the fourth quarter so they could punt, see just how far they are from being among the AFC’s elite.

It was the first shutout for the Patriots since 2012. The Texans hadn’t been shut out in the regular season since 2003.

Brissett was 11-of-19 passing for 103 yards. Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler was 24-of-41 for 196 yards. He was sacked twice and intercepted once.

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179 Responses to “Patriots flatten Texans, pitch shutout”
  1. truthfactory says: Sep 22, 2016 11:29 PM

    Pats with Tom Brady record as a starter:
    172-51 (77% win percentage)

    Pats without Tom Brady record as a starter:
    14-5 (74% win percentage)

    Sorry, between Cassel, Garrapolo, and Brisket each being able to win with this team… I’m not saying, but I’m just saying.

    This team is so well coached. Their WR’s run open, while forcing the other team to throw in the smallest of windows. They run the ball well, stop the run well… Special teams is always an A+

    Have to give them credit where credit is due. They may be the SB favorites with or without Brady. And Pats look to be strong regardless of who’s playing for them for years to come.

  2. shomershabbos says: Sep 22, 2016 11:31 PM

    Coach of the year clinched for the Hoodie

  3. jcus says: Sep 22, 2016 11:31 PM

    This must have be the worst Texans game ever…what a waste of “talent” and money..

  4. celriot1 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:32 PM

    Need anymore evidence for how overrated of a system QB Brady is?

  5. shadywarrior says: Sep 22, 2016 11:33 PM

    I mean, do we even need to say anything? Go home to Texas with a Dunkin’ Donut. 4-0 coming, Rog, deal with it.

  6. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 22, 2016 11:33 PM

    Tom Brady, simply unnecessary.

    Probably wise to trade him before he loses even more value.

  7. 345snarkavenue says: Sep 22, 2016 11:33 PM

    Would have been nice to see a shot of Bob McNair late in the 4th.

  8. cma1973 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:33 PM

    TB is coming!!!!!! Batten down the hatches.

  9. plum54 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:34 PM

    Can’t wait to see the headline from TBTimes!
    Another great game plan from Josh!!
    3-0!!!!!!

  10. kuehner131 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:34 PM

    Maybe the Texans should go after Trevor Siemian this offseason.

  11. kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says: Sep 22, 2016 11:34 PM

    Best TEAM in football, just wait until the get the GOAT back.

  12. Ghost Rat says: Sep 22, 2016 11:34 PM

    Hope Roger Goodell goes to bed with visions of this game in his head.

  13. flash1287 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:35 PM

    So in the last 2 weeks the O line has shut down Wake, Suh , Williams, Watt and Clowney

    And again JJ Watt is JJ NOT when playing NE

  14. foxboroempire says: Sep 22, 2016 11:35 PM

    You can’t stop this train.

    Belichick is the GOAT. It’s not even worth debating any more.

  15. bencoates57 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:35 PM

    Let’s hear it now haters.

    0-4? Don’t think so.
    2-2? Nah.

    Guess I’ll have to wait for you to predict the lowly Pats will settle fir 3-1.

  16. 6ball says: Sep 22, 2016 11:35 PM

    .
    Tough loss for the Texans, an even tougher loss for Roger Goodell.

    Apparently, Parcells knew what he was talking about, when he sold Brissett to the Patriots.

    .

  17. wfrman says: Sep 22, 2016 11:35 PM

    This just in.. Belicheck is a freaking witch and the Texans are not ready for prime time.

  18. Tom says: Sep 22, 2016 11:36 PM

    It is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware that his team kicked the Texans’ ass while he casually chewed avocado flavored popcorn while his supermodel wife cuddled up next to him in a homestyle “staff” meeting.

  19. therealraider says: Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    Belichick is a Jedi God. Osweiler has an attitude problem. He blew off O’Brian when he told him to “come here” .. His stint in Houston won’t last more than a couple of seasons at best.

  20. edelmanfanclub says: Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    The only way to beat Sith Lord Belichick is to have Jedi Eli Manning as your QB. All others shall perish. Mwahahahaha. 3-0!!

  21. Patskrieg says: Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    I’m just glad everyone had fun.

  22. Norseman says: Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    Patriots just gave a blueprint on how to beat the Texans.

    Patriots have been making a statement in Brady’s absence, it has to be acknowledged. We’ll see how the rest of the season unfolds.

  23. eagleswin says: Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    The Texans just look like a badly coached team on both sides of the ball.

    They were so conservative in the first half you would’ve thought they had the rookie QB.

    Neither the offensive line nor defensive line got any push for the Texans.

    I will be surprised if the Texans kick returner is on the team tomorrow as he pretty much gifted the patriots with 14 points when the game was still close. He almost fumbled a 3rd time as well.

    Just failure in pretty much every aspect of the game.

  24. finsphan says: Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    At least the Dolphins put up a fight.

  25. imodan says: Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    As a Patriot fan I can’t express just how proud I am of this team. Most teams would mail in a game with the adversity they faced tonight. NE is not most teams, they are unique, once in a lifetime. It’s a blessing as a football fan to be able to call NE our team. Thank you Mr Kraft, Bill, the coaching staff and every player on the roster.

  26. nhpats says: Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    3-0…..Goodell’s head just exploded

  27. chippys lost binky says: Sep 22, 2016 11:38 PM

    Won it in all three phases of the game.
    The offense avoided mistakes and used the clock. The line negated Houston’s strength and beat a good D running a college offense. JJ Watt was JJ Not tonight. The D pitched the shut out after getting shown up in the 2nd half last week. Special teams with 2 turnovers and Allen’s punting was phenomenal.

    Trolls and Park Avenue heads exploding at an exponential rate, truly a thing of beauty.

  28. jetsclaps says: Sep 22, 2016 11:38 PM

    Pathetic display by Texans.

  29. truthprofessor says: Sep 22, 2016 11:38 PM

    Somewhere Roger Goodell is weeping inconsolably

  30. absolutevisuals says: Sep 22, 2016 11:39 PM

    Coaching makes and breaks players. Bad coaches ruin players, good coaches excel players. Belichick has one heck of a system going on there. It’s more Belichick than it is Brady (who would give you about 35). And these games continue to prove it. They’ll be fine when Brady retires, but not when Belichick does.

  31. scmems07 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:39 PM

    Not sure why the pats fans think Goodell is against them, he’s the one who covered up for the team the last time they got caught cheating.

  32. iamapatsfan says: Sep 22, 2016 11:39 PM

    Goodell and the haters minds…

    Blown.

    Something, something, Brady is a system QB is the comeback coming, undoubtedly. Because Brady wouldn’t have put 40+ up in the same game lol.

  33. canetic says: Sep 22, 2016 11:39 PM

    Bill O’Brien should be fired by the time I finish this …. sentence.

    And Brock Osweiler has no business taking snaps.

  34. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Sep 22, 2016 11:39 PM

    Tonight’s unexpected blowout win by the Patriots demonstrates that football is indeed a T-E-A-M sport.

  35. mrclaytonbigsby says: Sep 22, 2016 11:40 PM

    Was Brock Osweiler worth all that money? LOL

  36. nfl1818 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:40 PM

    Would love to be a fly on the wall tomorrow in league offices.

  37. thebirdofprey says: Sep 22, 2016 11:41 PM

    When team gets embarrassed on National TV, 27-0 against a a team playing their 3rd string QB on a short week -0 multiple people need to get fired.

  38. npadln says: Sep 22, 2016 11:41 PM

    I’m a Pats fan but to be honest it was kind of painful to watch. I could care less about how the Houston fans are feeling but to see a team so full of hope only to have all of that come crashing down to earth. Take no joy in that.

  39. edavidberg says: Sep 22, 2016 11:41 PM

    Humiliated. Worst game plan I’ve ever seen. Just terrible.

  40. txndave says: Sep 22, 2016 11:42 PM

    Pathetic! What a pathetic performance!

  41. mullman76 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:42 PM

    Patsy SYSTEM in full effect.

    Good for the chowds.

  42. vicnocal says: Sep 22, 2016 11:42 PM

    The Texans are absolute soft CHUMPS, and always will be as long as Belichick is with New England.

    You’re telling me you got your face beat in by a 3rd string rookie QB on 3 days of prep? O’Brien basically gave the 1st half away with his conservative scared coward chicken bleep game plan of running plays and short dump offs.
    That basically turned it into a 30-min game, and once the Pats got another TD to make it 20-0, there was like 20 minutes left for the Texans to finally start trying to move the ball downfield. Too little too late.

    CHUMPS

  43. weepingjebus says: Sep 22, 2016 11:44 PM

    Pats fans need to call the cops to make sure Goodell doesn’t do anything to their summer homes.

  44. kingfish13 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:45 PM

    Tom says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:36 PM
    It is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware that his team kicked the Texans’ ass while he casually chewed avocado flavored popcorn while his supermodel wife cuddled up next to him in a homestyle “staff” meeting.

    Perfect

  45. txndave says: Sep 22, 2016 11:45 PM

    We need the Oilers back!!!

  46. carloswlassiter says: Sep 22, 2016 11:45 PM

    Don’t underestimate how PO’d the Patriots were by their crappy 2nd half defensive performance against the Dolphins and how motivated they were to prove it was a fluke.

    And let’s pump the breaks on Brissett. The kid showed poise, and had no turnovers, but he made only a few accurate throws, missed wide open guys and benefited from a stifling defense and turnovers by the NE defense.

  47. scw1993 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:46 PM

    At this rate, we won’t see chippy until 2020, if then.

  48. revelation123 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:48 PM

    Some mistakenly believe that Brady is the reason the Patriots win.

    As it so easily can be seen, the Patriots win regardless if Brady is in or not. The Patriots win not due to Brady, but due to Belichick.

    This is why Brady gets so overrated.

  49. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 22, 2016 11:48 PM

    kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:34 PM
    Best TEAM in football, just wait until the get the GOAT back.
    ——————————————–

    You characters just don’t seem to get it.

    You can’t have both. You can’t have the best team and then spout off about having the “GOAT” QB.

    Either the team wins, or the QB is so great they win because of him. If he’s the GOAT and is all that, they’d have a huge drop-off once he left and a lot of trouble winning.

    We’ve seen the TEAM goes on winning no matter who plays QB.

    You do the math.

  50. somepeopleneedtogetalife says: Sep 22, 2016 11:49 PM

    Wow wow wow. If both teams stay healthy, NE versus Pitt in the AFCCG is going to be epic.

  51. mdmahoney88 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:51 PM

    These people saying this proves Brady is just an overrated system QB are the same exact people who, had the Patriots started 0-3, would’ve changed their argument to “See? This just proves Belichick is an overrated coach and is nothing without Tom Brady”

    In other words, jealous haters just looking to hate because they’re so upset at what they’re witnessing right now.

  52. dtp15 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:52 PM

    Its just not fair.

  53. Juan says: Sep 22, 2016 11:53 PM

    Overrated Texans exposed as what they are … similar to the Browns. Belicheck devours pathetic franchises like them.

  54. daytontriangles says: Sep 22, 2016 11:54 PM

    Hear that sound?

    It’s the sound of Roger Goodell flipping tables at the NFL HQ in New York.

  55. mrclaytonbigsby says: Sep 22, 2016 11:54 PM

    Texans last 4 games. Shut out twice. Blamed Hoyer. Spent 72 million for a new QB. Lost to a team with a 3rd string QB and multiple stars out . Someone is gonna get fired.

  56. QB Film Room says: Sep 22, 2016 11:54 PM

    Cut OsWeiler

  57. aljack88 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:54 PM

    celriot1 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:32 PM
    Need anymore evidence for how overrated of a system QB Brady is?
    ===================================

    Only took 4 minutes. You’re the winnah!

  58. chippys lost binky says: Sep 22, 2016 11:55 PM

    mullman76 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:42 PM
    Patsy SYSTEM in full effect.
    +++++++++++++++

    Nothing could display a complete and total lack of football knowledge than to call that a system win. They were running a read option, Belichick didn’t even run that in Cleveland. The system comments do nothing but illustrate the ignorance of those making them.

  59. patsfan1820 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:56 PM

    I didn’t expect the Pats to win this game, but damn was I wrong about JJ Watt. He was neutralized the entire night. Brissett took care of the ball and showed great mobility, Blount woke up in the 2nd half and thanks to that beautiful td run he had another 100 plus yard game. The defense was good, but the Texans play calling was just plain stupid Osweiler was terrible and Miller wasn’t doing anything. That Texans kick returner should be the MVP of this game because he gave the Patriots 14 points.

  60. xcflqb7 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:56 PM

    The Texans did Denver a favor by dropping 17 million on #17 – first long look I’ve had at Osweiler – he looks like he is throwing a shot put; pushing a wobbly ball with lousy accuracy – He couldn’t hit Goodell in a pie throwing contest

  61. dolphins1484 says: Sep 22, 2016 11:58 PM

    This needs to end. This madness has been going on since I was in high school and im 32! Belichick – retire! Go build model airplanes, elaborate rat mazes, whatever. I wish he would just get bored already and call it a day.

    I take solace in knowing this cant go on forever.

    Roger, you tried, but you cant beat the system. The man is too big, the man is too strong.

  62. hahaicansezbelicheat says: Sep 22, 2016 11:58 PM

    Has anybody ever called Joe Montana a “system QB?” How about Steve Young? Favre? Rodgers? Manning? Luck?

    I must at least admire the haters’ perseverence. Seventeen years is a long time to find fresh and exciting excuses.

  63. nhpats says: Sep 22, 2016 11:59 PM

    Pats tackling tonight was stellar!

  64. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 22, 2016 11:59 PM

    Playing quarterback for the Patriots. So easy, even a caveman can do it.

  65. ch1ggs says: Sep 23, 2016 12:01 AM

    Seems like every time the Texans get a chance to shine in the spotlight, we see what a joke they really are.

  66. ibillwt says: Sep 23, 2016 12:02 AM

    Let’s all go have a GD snack!

    We can read the Globe and Herald perennial columnists about what an idiot Belichick is as a coach and GM.

    Then tune in to all the other experts – talking head coaches and washed up players who can’t get a job in the league anymore.

    Maybe they should just shut up, admit they don’t know squat about football, and watch the all-time master work at his craft.

  67. toybkshr says: Sep 23, 2016 12:03 AM

    @ edavidberg says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:41 PM

    Humiliated. Worst game plan I’ve ever seen. Just terrible. ————————————————————————–
    You hit the nail on the head. It doesn’t much matter who the Pats QB is – as a visiting team you can’t go into Foxborough and play passively – it just won’t work and it didn’t.

    I’m shocked O’Brien didn’t know better!

  68. baldbuc says: Sep 23, 2016 12:04 AM

    TB is coming baby! Batten down the hatches!
    ____________________

    That’s the spirit! Tampa Bay all the way! Go Bucs!

  69. eoyguy says: Sep 23, 2016 12:06 AM

    This game was the epitome/microcosm/ prime example of what the NFL is right now. Bad teams, overpaid no name starting QB’s and some truly bad coaching being passed off as professional football. Really, a team with a 3rd string rookie at QB (who passed for a buck and some change) just beat down a team thats paying their no name QB a truckload of money.Not only beat them, shut them out and made them look like a JV team. And theres any question as to why the popularity of the NFL is taking a hit? Forget protests, its the product on the field.

  70. mikeytoth says: Sep 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    Where’s this guy??

    MiamiDolphinsNation says:Sep 22, 2016 7:35 PM

    Texans will stomp em easily tonight.

    Coward Nancy. Come out come out wherever your are…

  71. todoubled says: Sep 23, 2016 12:09 AM

    Where are all the Broncos haters now saying that we should have kept osweiler??? Just looking for a reason to hate on the super bowl champs as always. Brook looked like the Brock who Elway knew better than to sign to $70M guaranteed. Elway keeps looking more and more like one of the best GMs in the game. The Texans got dominated in all phases of the game tonight and bellichick showed that he is one of the best ever. Mad respect for him and his system.

  72. johnwaldron8 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:10 AM

    Not sure why the pats fans think Goodell is against them, he’s the one who covered up for the team the last time they got caught cheating.
    ———————

    You don’t seem to understand what a cover up is. A cover up occurs when very little news about an incident gets out, the organization in charge downplays the whole thing and quietly moves on as soon as possible. Pretty much the opposite of how the NFL handled things in 2007 and afterwards.

    A couple examples of cover ups:
    – The Jets tampering with footballs in 2010. Never made the news and the NFL never announced anything. We only know about it because of Brady’s appeal hearing.
    – The NFL employee fired for stealing footballs intended for charity auctions. Try finding any information about his activities.

  73. schmitty2 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:10 AM

    Just when I thought the Rams put on one of the most pathetic performances in the history of prime time games the Texans did their best to top that a mere 10 days later.

  74. getakluwe says: Sep 23, 2016 12:11 AM

    Patriots may go 19-0 this time.
    Sad, but true.

  75. thenyolive says: Sep 23, 2016 12:11 AM

    Ha!!! Cry Haters!

  76. onebuffalove716 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:14 AM

    Just incredible. I want to admire him more but can’t since he is in my division. But seriously how can you not admire this crap

  77. patriotinvasion says: Sep 23, 2016 12:15 AM

    Love the “system QB” comments, especially after this matchup. Um, hey guys…the Texans are running this same magical “system” you all speak of. Bill O’Brien was running the New England offense a few years ago. Funny how the results are a little different. You’d think the magic system could have gotten Houston something better than a goose egg tonight.

  78. oddte says: Sep 23, 2016 12:15 AM

    Pats with Tom Brady record as a starter:
    172-51 (77% win percentage)

    Pats without Tom Brady record as a starter:
    14-5 (74% win percentage)

    Sorry, between Cassel, Garrapolo, and Brisket each being able to win with this team… I’m not saying, but I’m just saying.

    This team is so well coached. Their WR’s run open, while forcing the other team to throw in the smallest of windows. They run the ball well, stop the run well… Special teams is always an A+

    Have to give them credit where credit is due. They may be the SB favorites with or without Brady. And Pats look to be strong regardless of who’s playing for them for years to come.

    ————

    Talk to me when Brisset, Cassell or Garrapolo win a superbowl, or even a playoff game.. It’s like you haven’t even see Tom play. Of course they are a good team, bad teams don’t win superbowls, but lets not be ridiculous.

  79. twinfan24 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:19 AM

    Have to laugh whenever the haters come out to claim winning without Brady proves that he is just a system QB. Never mind that Brissett only had around 100 yards passing and this win was largely on the defense. Belichick can win a few games without Brady, but they are still far better with Brady.

  80. suncawy says: Sep 23, 2016 12:19 AM

    Brock Osweiler = Scott Mitchell….overrated and overpaid. I wonder how the Texans feel about the qb they paid a boatload of money couldn’t even lead the team to a single point. I thought Brock skipped the White House cermony with the Broncos so that he could learn the Texans offense, guess that extra time didn’t seem to do anything.

  81. bak2bak2bakhaters says: Sep 23, 2016 12:19 AM

    Hopefully they stay undefeated, we love watching me leave Denver saying she,they did us like that again, we were undefeated….. WE CAN’T WAIT, BC-WW

  82. lukeshow says: Sep 23, 2016 12:21 AM

    Pretty hard for the rest of us too deny Belichek’s greatness at this point.

  83. Teddy2Tready says: Sep 23, 2016 12:21 AM

    NFC fan here, so no dog in this fight.

    Honestly, Houston might win the AFC South, but that doesnt mean they’re a “playoff” team. Horrible looking bunch. Sad to see JJ Watt’s career wasted.

  84. lukeshow says: Sep 23, 2016 12:21 AM

    *to

  85. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 23, 2016 12:23 AM

    truthprofessor says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:38 PM
    Somewhere Roger Goodell is weeping inconsolably
    ————————————————

    Au contraire, his master plan is now coming to fruition.

    1. Force Brady to miss games, exposing the fact that any QB can win in the system.
    2. Thereby end forever the “GOAT” myth, destroying Brady’s legacy.
    3. Torture his arch-enemy fan base as they now must endure ‘net-wide cries of “system QB!”
    4. Cut off Patsie fan excuses that the early-season losses caused by Brady’s absence prevented them from having a shot at the Super Bowl, when they don’t make it.

    I don’t think that big grin on his face right now has much to do with “weeping.”

  86. kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says: Sep 23, 2016 12:24 AM

    Only thing missing tonight was the JJ Watt Varsity Jackets.

  87. unbreakable02215 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:34 AM

    What other team down to their 3rd string rookie QB on a short week can turn in a performance like that ?

    There goes Bill Belichick…the Best Who Ever Lived.

  88. Hitdog18 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:34 AM

    Am I understanding you idiots correctly, pats third string QB throws for 103 yards, and yet you call brady a “system” QB? Morons

  89. headwoundharry says: Sep 23, 2016 12:36 AM

    I hate the Pats, I really do. But Christ, they have been the best for how many years now? Geesh, they are a scary, well oiled machine. Props to Belicick. The GOAT!

  90. theandy59 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:36 AM

    Bright spot for the Texans – Big Vince had a nice game for himself.

  91. hang3xc says: Sep 23, 2016 12:37 AM

    The streak is still alive, 73 – 0 when leading at the half in Gillette !

  92. scottbrowning2 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:40 AM

    “Perjury” Goodell is crying on Uncle Irsay’s shoulder right now. Big globs of loser tears pooling on the floor.

  93. kenmasters34 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:42 AM

    @ampatsisahypocrite says:
    “Either the team wins, or the QB is so great they win because of him. If he’s the GOAT and is all that, they’d have a huge drop-off once he left and a lot of trouble winning.”

    Really? How did the 49’ers do when Montana got replaced by Steve Young. And how did the Packers do with that Rodgers guy when Favre left? What about when Phil Simms was replaced with Hostetler?

  94. filthymcnastyog says: Sep 23, 2016 12:43 AM

    People that want to discredit brady:

    this is one of the more talented teams in the belichick era. Brady has carried this team the last few years while they rebuilt. Now the young guys are starting to come into their own and when brady returns it will be football poetry in motion. Of course belichick has always been the irreplaceable piece but brady’s mastery of the qb position is undeniable. Also every great qb in history was backed by a great coach

  95. mrclaytonbigsby says: Sep 23, 2016 12:43 AM

    Out of 34 QBs this season only 1 has a lower QB rating than Brock Osweiler:

    Case Keenum

  96. sportsfan18 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:44 AM

    edelmanfanclub says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM

    The only way to beat Sith Lord Belichick is to have Jedi Eli Manning as your QB. All others shall perish. Mwahahahaha. 3-0!!
    ==================================
    Or Peyton…

    Don’t laugh and check these facts out. So many say Peyton was only great in the regular season and not in the playoffs.

    Well, guess what Peyton did vs. Belichick and Tom Brady in their 4 AFC Championship games with the Super Bowl on the line?

    Peyton 3 wins and Belichick and Brady 1 win.

    Uh, those were PLAYOFF games folks, not regular season games.

    Go ahead and look up other QB’s and see how they did vs. the Hoodie and Brady when the games mattered, you know, in the playoffs.

    Overall Peyton was 3 and 2 vs. the Hoodie and Brady in PLAYOFF games, when folks say it mattered.

    Too bad Peyton couldn’t have always played the Hoodie and Brady in all his playoff games…

    WHAT other QB has gone 3 and 1 in AFC Championship games vs. the Hoodie and Brady?

  97. bigdbroncsfan says: Sep 23, 2016 12:45 AM

    Yeah, the Pats can kill Osweiler with Houston, lost when Os was at Denver. Of course, the Pats always have trouble beating Denver.

    So at some point, we will get to see what happens when the Pats have to face Semien and a guy named Von.

    Whatever happens, it should be a killer game.

  98. haliganhooligan says: Sep 23, 2016 12:47 AM

    Turns out that brady isnt what you thought he was. Its a system not the qb. Makes all those fake “team friendly” deals make more sense.

    Tom is not a GOAT. Hes just riding the wave, and feels pressure to cheat in order to keep his job because even a third string rookie can do what tom does.

    Tom brady < any qb in the league.

  99. sportsfan18 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:48 AM

    And while you’re at it, how many other QB’s have a winning percentage against Tom Brady head-to-head in playoff games other than Peyton?

    Some as this includes all playoff games and not just AFC Championship games.

    Brady is a great QB but another Manning is 2 and 0 vs. him in the Super Bowl while the other Manning is 3 & 1 vs. him in conf championship games.

    So, in the 6 games Brady played against Eli and Peyton between 2 Super Bowls and 4 AFC Championship games…

    Eli and Peyton have 5 wins and Brady has 1 win.

    Just some playoff facts, you know, the games that really matter.

    Sure, Peyton choked against others but he sure didn’t when he went up against Belichick and Brady in the playoffs.

  100. nepatriot1 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:00 AM

    celriot1 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:32 PM
    Need anymore evidence for how overrated of a system QB Brady is?
    ———————-
    You trolls are hillarious with the excuses, especially “Brady’s just a system QB, it’s either a great system or a great QB…….” Blah….blah….blah.
    What you see from Brady is pure mastery and excellence. Brissett just managed the game tonight, under 200 yards passing. Fortunately for the Patriots they have the perfect storm; best QB, best coach, best system. And the biggest dagger, they have been killing it in the draft, Garappolo looks like a stud, that means another 15 years of Patriot domination…..live with it.

  101. goldcoast1554 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:03 AM

    Life long Pats fan. My dad took me to their first game in Boston in 1960 when I was 5 as he did with the Red Sox. Being a Statey he flashed his badge and got us in. So I suffered being a Pats fan and Red Sox fan for 40 years for the Pats and 43 years for the Red Sox and since 2001 its been a great ride. Its going to be a great September and into October and beyond. TB is coming back and the Sox and Ortiz, are headed to the World Series. I just wished my dad was alive to see this. You haters can hate but its a joy to watch a real professional football team play the game inspired. It’s a culture of excellence.

  102. thecatalinawinemixer says: Sep 23, 2016 1:08 AM

    Here’s a question for all football fans- Since it looks like Goodell is here for the long haul, what if the Patriots go undefeated and win a Super Bowl, then Roger agrees to leave immediately after having to hand the trophy to TB and BB. Would you take a Patriots historical season if Goodell absolutely had to leave right after that season ended? As much as people say they hate the Patriots, do they hate Roger more?

  103. magikskillz says: Sep 23, 2016 1:08 AM

    Roger Goodell must be flabbergasted right now. He suspended Brady to achieve parity. Yet the Patriots are 3-0.
    For the record I’m a Chargers fan.

  104. pittsburghdamned says: Sep 23, 2016 1:09 AM

    Calm down Pats Homers, this Texans team is horrible.

    This was as close to a Super Bowl as you get.

  105. nepatriot1 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:11 AM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:48 PM
    kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:34 PM
    Best TEAM in football, just wait until the get the GOAT back.
    ——————————————–

    You characters just don’t seem to get it.

    You can’t have both. You can’t have the best team and then spout off about having the “GOAT” QB.

    Either the team wins, or the QB is so great they win because of him. If he’s the GOAT and is all that, they’d have a huge drop-off once he left and a lot of trouble winning.

    We’ve seen the TEAM goes on winning no matter who plays QB.

    You do the math.
    ——————
    You absolutely can have both, there is winning, and when you have the GOAT there is obliterating.
    Suck it up lil’ camper, in another 15 years, once Garappolo retires, the Pats might stink……. Until then enjoy the ride.

  106. chargerdillon says: Sep 23, 2016 1:18 AM

    One guy said it earlier, they should trade brady now, not because he isn’t the best qb, they could reload right now without having to all the farm like the Colts for luck. They continue to prove Brady isn’t the most important piece it’s clearly belichick. Every able qb would play for the Pats foundation of success

    Nothing against Brady, he’s clearly not a necessary cog

  107. bigbear331313 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:27 AM

    scw1993 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:46 PM

    At this rate, we won’t see chippy until 2020, if then.
    ______________________________________

    Someone should do a wellness check on that poor troll…

  108. nickinneohio says: Sep 23, 2016 1:48 AM

    The way the thumbs are going here makes me realize PFT is stands for Pats Football Talk.

  109. wolfman55h says: Sep 23, 2016 2:04 AM

    The Not Ready for Prime Time Texans strike again

  110. antneejay2 says: Sep 23, 2016 2:19 AM

    Gee Rog, 3 out of 4 with one to go. Could be looking at a sweep. Well you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice (in this case rats) and men.

  111. roninscribe says: Sep 23, 2016 2:23 AM

    Morons calling Brady a “system QB,” as though he wouldn’t have hung another 20 points on Houston tonight if he didn’t have to serve Goodell’s tyrannical, fantasy-based joke of an Exponent-fueled suspension. Chris Hogan running open and deep in the 3rd quarter would have been an easy 6 with Brady under center. Watch and learn on October 9.

  112. saxmachine69 says: Sep 23, 2016 2:26 AM

    shomershabbos says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:31 PM

    Coach of the year clinched for the Hoodie

    ______________________________

    Mike Zimmer doesn’t wear hoodies that often

  113. ballreaper says: Sep 23, 2016 2:33 AM

    What we learn that is after tonight the PRETENDER BOX has Company ..” Hello Houston Texans” .
    .

  114. dritchie84 says: Sep 23, 2016 2:44 AM

    Belichick should already be considered for coach of the year

  115. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 23, 2016 3:35 AM

    Bodied by a Rookie 3rd string QB and Blount….

    Yeah, absolute trash performance by the Texans overall

  116. sdelmonte says: Sep 23, 2016 4:35 AM

    So the suspension is possibly a boost as a rested Brady will slide into a great situation with maybe a 4-0 team. I think that’s called irony.

  117. IbelieveinSantaClaus says: Sep 23, 2016 4:51 AM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:59 PM
    Playing quarterback for the Patriots. So easy, even a caveman can do it.

    ————
    you see, being a troll is ok, being an idiot is not.

  118. flash1287 says: Sep 23, 2016 4:54 AM

    ———–

    You characters just don’t seem to get it.

    You can’t have both. You can’t have the best team and then spout off about having the “GOAT” QB.

    Either the team wins, or the QB is so great they win because of him. If he’s the GOAT and is all that, they’d have a huge drop-off once he left and a lot of trouble winning.

    We’ve seen the TEAM goes on winning no matter who plays QB.

    You do the math.

    You are a moron!!!

    Yes little guy you CAN have it both ways.

    You CAN have a great team AND a great QB and a great coach

    See the SF 49ers walsh/Montana/young era Great coach great team great QB

    Sometimes you crybabies just try to hard

  119. themiamidolphins says: Sep 23, 2016 5:13 AM

    I can only imagine how deadly the Pats will be when Brady gets back. Brady is an even better QB when he’s angry.

    19-0?

  120. MTLighthouse69 says: Sep 23, 2016 5:21 AM

    bencoates57 said:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:35 PM

    “Let’s hear it now haters.

    0-4? Don’t think so.
    2-2? Nah.

    Guess I’ll have to wait for you to predict the lowly Pats will settle fir 3-1.”

    =====

    Puffing your chest out just because the team you root for is successful is about as lame as it gets. All you do is root for them, you aren’t playing for coaching for them.

    That said, at this point it isn’t about Patriot talent, it is all about mental toughness. IMO, it is abundantly clear that the vast majority of the NFL players/coaching staffs (excluding the Patriots) are mentally weak. It doesn’t matter how talented you are if you choke when it matters most, when times get tough.

    IMO, it is also abundantly clear that Belichick’s Patriots coaching tree is an epic disaster. Have any of his former assistants had any long term success at the head coaching level in the NFL?

  121. aljack88 says: Sep 23, 2016 5:49 AM

    “…as a visiting team you can’t go into Foxborough and play passively – it just won’t work and it didn’t….”
    ==================================
    after the 2nd half display the Dolphins showed this past Sunday, I thought for sure the Texans would have tried to replicate that.

  122. bigdawgdaddy says: Sep 23, 2016 6:03 AM

    Let me start by saying I am NOT a fan of the Patriots at all, but good for them in doing anything to embarrass Roger, anything any team can do to help make that idiot look more foolish is ok by me.

  123. sportschatterdotco says: Sep 23, 2016 6:28 AM

    “Patriots flatten Texans”

    I see what you did there

  124. switchwitch59 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:29 AM

    The Pats haters went to bed and cried themselves to sleep. It’s going to be a great day for Patriots fans.

  125. mathprof84 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:34 AM

    A “system” would mean that they do the same things and just plug in the next QB. Not the case here. Completely different offense probably drawn up on napkins last Sunday night over beers.

    As to anyone trying to say that winning without Brady proves his unimportance?
    Small sample size.

    Do you really think they’d be Super Bowl front runners all season with Brissett? That he could lead them past, say, the Steelers or Broncos?

  126. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 23, 2016 6:39 AM

    The silly “system” posse doesn’t get Brady would have put up 40+. NE left 3-4 scores on the field playing conservative.

    But please, continue to edify us poor dumb pats fans.

  127. nepatriot1 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:40 AM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:59 PM
    Playing quarterback for the Patriots. So easy, even a caveman can do it.
    ——————-
    The best part of last night was knowing this dudes world is shattered. Read between the lines on his previous pathetic excuse making posts. He was so desperately clinging to the notion that once Brady retired that would be the end of the Patriots dominating his team year after year after year. So sad.

  128. alcottclan235 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:42 AM

    scmems07 says:

    Not sure why the pats fans think Goodell is against them, he’s the one who covered up for the team the last time they got caught cheating.
    ———————————————————————
    Not sure why you are on here posting th……..No wait, Yes I am! You are that guy who’s NFL team has been crushed by the Patriots time and time again. I’m glad it’s not because you’re obsessed with the Pats or anything like that.

    Is that you Roger??…..Roger???? Oh well. He’ll be back.

  129. 12brichandfamous says: Sep 23, 2016 6:50 AM

    I love the system QB comments about Brady because they are written by haters. It’s a team game and his results are inseparable from Belichick. I bet neither would have the same record without each other.

    Brady’s unique ability to play QB is truly confirmed by player polls of the best players in the NFL. Those consistently place Brady at the top.

  130. bigsausagepizza12 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:50 AM

    Easy to play an when your coach is a great cheater

  131. sheppar says: Sep 23, 2016 7:19 AM

    For the morons who keep chirping SYSTEM, they ran a read option. Is that the “system” that “overrated” Brady has been running?

    The greatest coach ever PLUS the greatest QB ever = over 15 years of whoopass on the rest of the NFL, especially the rest of the AFC East.

    I know this will end someday but the afterglow will take at least another 5 to wear off.

  132. rollotomasi14 says: Sep 23, 2016 7:28 AM

    Wentz won his first two games as a starter. He must be better than Brady

  133. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 23, 2016 7:28 AM

    Houston also got a break on the spot in 3rd & 1 at 9:41 1st qtr. Ball never crossed the 1st down marker. Even zebras couldn’t slow down NE.

    We can continue to debate GOAT QB but the coach questions have all been settled.

    Sorry Mr Lombardi, Much love but that was BB who just passed you.

  134. redclaw1314 says: Sep 23, 2016 7:30 AM

    This just in: owners have called an emergency meeting with Goodell—they are not happy.

  135. swhughes81 says: Sep 23, 2016 7:34 AM

    You got to give credit where it’s due. Belichick coached a great game but with that said, it’s obvious JJ Watt had to poop almost the whole game

  136. jr4real says: Sep 23, 2016 7:44 AM

    Those cameras must have been rolling a lot!! Uh yes I believe that.

  137. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 23, 2016 7:59 AM

    3-0.

    Patriot Hater tears are so yummy today. Nomnomnomnomnom🙂

  138. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Sep 23, 2016 8:01 AM

    Go Pats! Looks like we’ve found our heir apparent. Brady can sit and be the best backup in the NFL this season. SB baby!

  139. dsigrey says: Sep 23, 2016 8:10 AM

    Patriots – 3
    Goodell – 0

  140. bushwoodcc says: Sep 23, 2016 8:12 AM

    celriot1 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:32 PM

    Need anymore evidence for how overrated of a system QB Brady is?
    __________________________________

    Yeah, because 11-19 for 103 yards and a 70 something passer rating is exactly the kind of performance we see from Brady regularly.

  141. dsigrey says: Sep 23, 2016 8:12 AM

    The “system QB” talk is tired… if it’s so easy how come your team isn’t doing it? And lets not go crazy here, Jacoby’s QB rating was 70.9… defense and turn overs won that game and wore the Texans down.

  142. unfortunateminnesotasportsfan says: Sep 23, 2016 8:24 AM

    I’m loving the giant middle finger the Patriots are giving Goodell! Take that, commish!

  143. Sinuous Sausage says: Sep 23, 2016 8:28 AM

    The Pats should keep Jimmy G or Brissett for the rest of the season. Maybe one of them could actually beat Denver, because we all know Tom Brady can’t. He’s like 3-7 against them

  144. pats777 says: Sep 23, 2016 8:45 AM

    System QB’s tend to be regular season superstars that vaporize in the playoffs. I’ll take Brady’s post season resume over any QB in the history of the NFL.

  145. infectorman says: Sep 23, 2016 8:56 AM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:48 PM
    kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:34 PM
    Best TEAM in football, just wait until the get the GOAT back.
    ——————————————–
    You characters just don’t seem to get it.
    You can’t have both. You can’t have the best team and then spout off about having the “GOAT” QB.
    Either the team wins, or the QB is so great they win because of him. If he’s the GOAT and is all that, they’d have a huge drop-off once he left and a lot of trouble winning.
    We’ve seen the TEAM goes on winning no matter who plays QB.
    You do the math.

    ________________________________

    Don’t quit your day job to become a mathematician AMPAT.

    You can have it both ways, and we do.

    So many missing haters from the chorus of usual suspects! They have mostly evaporated this year. Where are they all?

    Fact is , YOU can’t have it both ways; you and your ilk have continually spewed the absurd premise that the only reason the Pats have won so much for so long is because they cheat. Now in your own post above you’re minimizing Brady and (inadvertently, I’m sure) trumpeting the Pats as a team. Such a GOOD team that anyway ham-n-egger QB can come in here and win 10-12 games.

    Either way, you’re wrong about the cheating and Pats fans win, because we DO have the best team in the last 16 years.

    Try and untangle yourself from that

  146. stepheni74 says: Sep 23, 2016 8:57 AM

    celriot1 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:32 PM
    Need anymore evidence for how overrated of a system QB Brady is?

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

    THANK YOU… At least someone gets it.

  147. stepheni74 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:01 AM

    Norseman says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:37 PM
    Patriots just gave a blueprint on how to beat the Texans.

    Patriots have been making a statement in Brady’s absence, it has to be acknowledged. We’ll see how the rest of the season unfolds.

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

    What’s the statement you are referring to exactly? That they can win without “the greatest QB of all time” because he’s a good system QB? Then yeah, they sure are making a statement and proving Brady isn’t as great a QB pats fans say he is.

  148. nomar8477 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:04 AM

    truthfactory says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:29 PM

    Pats with Tom Brady record as a starter:
    172-51 (77% win percentage)

    Pats without Tom Brady record as a starter:
    14-5 (74% win percentage)

    Sorry, between Cassel, Garrapolo, and Brisket each being able to win with this team… I’m not saying, but I’m just saying.

    This team is so well coached. Their WR’s run open, while forcing the other team to throw in the smallest of windows. They run the ball well, stop the run well… Special teams is always an A+

    Have to give them credit where credit is due. They may be the SB favorites with or without Brady. And Pats look to be strong regardless of who’s playing for them for years to come.

    ———————————————————-

    Yes very well coached. But with Brady its been sustained over a decade. Cassell had 11 of those wins. A year after thay had 16. So 5 less wins the following year. Just saying. This year the defense is great. Yeah Garroppalo looked very good. Brissette just kept the ball from being turned over. Looked decent. But because those guys got a few wins..and Brady had 172..Id tend to think they are a much better Team with Brady. Great with him..good without. The year Brady was out..was the only year they missed the playoffs. To miss at 11-5 is odd. But didnt win when it mattered.

  149. streetyson says: Sep 23, 2016 9:05 AM

    somepeopleneedtogetalife says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:49 PM
    Wow wow wow. If both teams stay healthy, NE versus Pitt in the AFCCG is going to be epic.
    ————————-
    Stay healthy??!!!! Er, dude, the Texans just got flattened by a significantly injured Pats team! Not just the 3rd QB but O-line patched up with a couple of guys out, Hightower and a few others currently out, Dion missing prob the whole season, and Gronk only took part in a few downs (probably just to mess with the opponents plans as much as test his hammie). BTW, last year too the Pats were jointly (with the Giants) the most injured team in the league and still came to within one play of the SB – a mile above sea-level, against a tainted Peyton, tainted officiating, and dirty Denver-D.

  150. nomar8477 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:09 AM

    This “system” QB you speak of..late in games in the 2 minute scheme takes it upon himself to call plays and execute many yards in little time. And usually succeeds. Especially in the playoffs. But keep with the system QB stuff. Its fun to watch the haters consistantly make excuses. Like..they cheat..but..since they are so good..anyone can qb there. But they cheat…they mess with headsets (that the NFL provides and maintains FYI)..keep it coming. Its a riot

  151. las0023 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:18 AM

    Brady’s a talented passer and great competitor and more than just a system QB…but this puts a lie to the claim that he does “more with less”. No matter who the players are, with Belichik as coach the Patriots play great. Brady does his part but he hardly carries the team as some fans think.

  152. tangotwo22 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:20 AM

    It’s amazing when you consider they are playing defense with theee guys from Rutgers and one from West Alabama who wasn’t drafted. How can this be?

  153. flash1287 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:21 AM

    What’s the statement you are referring to exactly? That they can win without “the greatest QB of all time” because he’s a good system QB? Then yeah, they sure are making a statement and proving Brady isn’t as great a QB pats fans say he is.

    Again DUMMY!!!!

    It’s not just “patriots fans” who say Brady is great

    I’ll ask the question AGAIN!!’

    How is it that all these former and current players and coaches ALL say Brady is one of if not the greatest of all time, how are they all wrong but you have it all figured out?

  154. flash1287 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:22 AM

    By the haters stupid logic the Patriots have to suck without him in order to justify how great he is.

    Do you realize how STUPID that is?

  155. mikeytoth says: Sep 23, 2016 9:25 AM

    The system qb talk is the only card the haters have left. Pathetic people who can’t even realize that they have been duped. Maybe Brady wins two more Belichick trophies.

  156. ikeclanton says: Sep 23, 2016 9:26 AM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 22, 2016 11:59 PM
    Playing quarterback for the Patriots. So easy, even a caveman can do it.

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

    Not to worry, the 6-0 Brady-led Patriots and their magic “system” (hilarious!) will be traveling to Heinz field soon make the Steelers yet another victim. Belichick will of course put the inferior Tomlin under his spell and the Pats will make just a handful more plays and better decisions that day.

    A somber and confused Tomlin will try to explain what went wrong in the post-game press conference and say “we need to do better from the coaches on down” or something to that effect.

    SO…better shut out the lights, get under your covers, and don’t forget to get your excuses ready…

  157. fritz96 says: Sep 23, 2016 9:43 AM

    Exactly. Brady hasn’t done anything that Marino, Kelly, Elway, or Rodgers couldn’t have. Put any of them on the Belichik Patriots for 15 years and they’d have multiple SBs and records too.

    “Brady’s a talented passer and great competitor and more than just a system QB…but this puts a lie to the claim that he does “more with less”. No matter who the players are, with Belichik as coach the Patriots play great. Brady does his part but he hardly carries the team as some fans think.”

  158. kingshmegland says: Sep 23, 2016 10:01 AM

    As seen over the years this 27-0 would have been 48-0 with Brady. Why is this so hard for those Brady haters?

  159. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 23, 2016 10:11 AM

    Could the Patriots win a game or two without the GOAT Tom Brady? Yep. 3 of them so far and counting.

    Are they a Super Bowl contender when the GOAT Tom Brady returns? Yep.

    Are they a Super Bowl contender if the GOAT Tom Brady does NOT return? Nope.

    Fact, irrefutable, indisputable, no point discussing this further, end of discussion, game, set, match.
    🙂

  160. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 23, 2016 10:18 AM

    Let’s lean back in the saddle and pull those reins on the accolades for one John Elway.🙂

    People are talking like Elway just let Osweiler walk because he knew he wasn’t as good as advertised.

    Not true of course, as the Broncos did make him a $16M/year offer with a very generous $30M guaranteed.
    🙂

  161. rideforjesus says: Sep 23, 2016 10:26 AM

    If any of these Haters flat out claim that Tom Brady is a system QB and therefore any QB can win in this system they are not true knowledgeable football fans or they have not been around long enough to have watched coach and QB tandems to understand true football. I have watched football since 1968.
    I agree that the Coach of this New England team is the all time greatest in the modern era of football ( 1980 to present) .
    I also agree that this same coach won 11 games with out Tom Brady (when he got hurt). He won with a back up QB…..but lets remember… that back up QB was the same back up QB on the team the year before that went 18 & 1. So given that… the back up inherited a 18-1 stacked team.
    Leap frog forward and a back up 3rd year QB who was also a super bowl back up QB… has inherited a team that has won regular season …12 games or more in each of his pro career years. Yes he looked very good last week against Miami until he got hurt.
    Now last night this same Coach played a 3rd string rookie QB and won. He won with special teams, a running game and Defense and with turn overs. In other words ALL THREE PHASES OF THE GAME>
    While it was fun watching them slowly pull away and to see a different style of offence than we are accustomed to, ( truly not the system style we have seen over the last 15 years) This back up QB and this kind of offence will not be winning a super bowl with or with out our coach anytime soon.
    Can we all agree that if this style of game was to be play for a few more games…. the NFL would figure it out and begin to figure out how to stop it.
    Fortunately We don’t have to worry about that…..because Tom is coming back fresh and healthy.
    I can agree that Coach bill is the greatest modern era coach in football. I also cannot agree that he would have won as much as he has with out Tom Brady. The two go hand in hand.
    My case in point:
    Tom Brady and Bill Belichick > won 4 super bowls together
    Montana and Bill Walsh > won 3 super bowls together
    Montana and Seifert > won 1 super bowl together
    Young and Seifert > won 1 super bowl together
    Troy Aikman and Jimmy Johnson > won 2 super bowls together
    John Elway and Mike Shanahan > won 2 super bowls together
    Jim Kelly and Marv Levy > lost 4 straight in row super bowls
    Phil Sims and Bill Parcells > won 2 super bowls together

  162. churchofthehoody says: Sep 23, 2016 10:31 AM

    Brady does his part but he hardly carries the team as some fans think.”

    _________________________________

    Fun Fact: Who is the only qb in nfl history to carry the 31st ranked Defense to the the SB???

  163. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 23, 2016 10:32 AM

    And let’s pump the breaks on Brissett. The kid showed poise, and had no turnovers, but he made only a few accurate throws, missed wide open guys and benefited from a stifling defense and turnovers by the NE defense.


    I also thought Ryan Allen had one of the best games I’ve ever seen from a punter. How many kicks he bury the Texans inside their 15?🙂

    It’s so great to be a fan of the 4 time World Champions, winners of more Super Bowls than any team in the last 25 years, winners of more games this century than any team, home of the GOAT QB, the GOAT head coach, the greatest fanbase in football as proven beyond a shadow of a doubt by a recent study, the paragon of excellence in the modern NFL and if we are being completely honest, the paragon of excellence in any sport at any time.🙂

    I mean EVERYTHING they do is just so freaking awesome!
    🙂

  164. daddeeo says: Sep 23, 2016 10:44 AM

    What’s with the hoodless Hoodie? LOL

  165. gisellichek says: Sep 23, 2016 11:03 AM

    I keep saying it… Roger… Karma’s a bitch!

  166. nepatriot1 says: Sep 23, 2016 11:26 AM

    bigsausagepizza12 says:
    Sep 23, 2016 6:50 AM
    Easy to play an when your coach is a great cheater
    ———————–
    = mommy……. mommy, he hit me.

    Loser, you need to get over it.

  167. fritz96 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:22 PM

    Trick question, it never happened. They were ranked 15th in points allowed which is the most important stat. Besides, it’s Lee Evans not knowing how to secure the ball and Billy Cundiff unable to make a 30 yard FG that sent them to the SB.

    “Fun Fact: Who is the only qb in nfl history to carry the 31st ranked Defense to the the SB???”

  168. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 23, 2016 12:29 PM

    At this rate I think my teenage son can suit up as a Patriots QB and win games. Just amazing. Such a great system.

  169. fritz96 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:32 PM

    They also had 15 years together. If Walsh and Montana had 15 years as SB contenders they would have won more SBs too.

    “I can agree that Coach bill is the greatest modern era coach in football. I also cannot agree that he would have won as much as he has with out Tom Brady. The two go hand in hand.”

  170. peterguzu1234 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:00 PM

    Tell me what offensive system helps a team to come back from two 14 point deficits to win a playoff game? Tell me what offensive system helps a team come from 10 in the 4th points behind in the 4th quarter to win a superbowl? “Hate” Brady all you want but he is far from just a system qb. You need to perform under pressure not matter what system you play in. Brady has proven he can do that.

  171. stepheni74 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:57 PM

    churchofthehoody says:
    Sep 23, 2016 10:31 AM
    Brady does his part but he hardly carries the team as some fans think.”

    _________________________________

    Fun Fact: Who is the only qb in nfl history to carry the 31st ranked Defense to the the SB???

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

    Yeah? Where is this fun fact located?

  172. revelation123 says: Sep 23, 2016 4:18 PM

    Brady can’t be the reason for all those wins when all evidence points to the fact that those wins are due to Belichick. Does Brady help? Of course. Yet this is a team game and Belichick assembles great teams nearly every year that prove to continue winning without Brady.

    In fact, the Patriots actually lost more games the next season after Brady came back from an ACL.

    While Brady is a great QB, he’s nowhere near the GOAT when “wins” are touted as the reason for it. Those wins are primarily due to his team and coach, not because Brady is some kind of magical QB better than any QB in history.

    When comparing QBs, rather than teams, Brady pales in comparison to astonishing all-time talents like Aaron Rodgers.

  173. factpurveyor says: Sep 23, 2016 8:45 PM

    Football is the ultimate team sport. All the arguments about a single person or coach are futile. No player or coach succeeds on their own. Both Belichick and Brady do all the little things to help increase the teams chances of success. Mainly through leadership and setting the example.

  174. orrnumberfour says: Sep 24, 2016 7:20 PM

    Joe Montana (the GOAT until Brady passed him) was a system QB, only succeeding in the great Bill Walsh’s system.

    When Steve Young was successful, it proved Montana was nothing more than a plug and play replaceable pawn in Walsh’s system.

    See how that works you low I.Q. haters?

  175. veddermn8 says: Sep 26, 2016 11:09 AM

    haliganhooligan says:
    Sep 23, 2016 12:47 AM

    Turns out that brady isnt what you thought he was. Its a system not the qb. Makes all those fake “team friendly” deals make more sense

    …..

    What is a “fake team friendly deal”? Does that mean he doesn’t get paid or that he doesn’t have go to work? Is it like a “no show” construction job on the Sopranos?

    And if Brady is just a regular QB, why did ’08 Matt Cassel only go 11-5 with 22td and 11 ints and ’07 Brady went 16-0 with 50 tds and 8 ints with an almost identical roster (and Cassel’s schedule was easier)? Yea they are pretty much the same player.

  176. veddermn8 says: Sep 26, 2016 11:19 AM

    revelation123 says:
    Sep 23, 2016 4:18 PM

    Brady can’t be the reason for all those wins when all evidence points to the fact that those wins are due to Belichick. Does Brady help? Of course. Yet this is a team game and Belichick assembles great teams nearly every year that prove to continue winning without Brady.

    In fact, the Patriots actually lost more games the next season after Brady came back from an ACL.

    While Brady is a great QB, he’s nowhere near the GOAT when “wins” are touted as the reason for it. Those wins are primarily due to his team and coach, not because Brady is some kind of magical QB better than any QB in history.

    When comparing QBs, rather than teams, Brady pales in comparison to astonishing all-time talents like Aaron Rodgers.
    …….

    Brady doesn’t have the best physical tools, but QB goes way beyond that. The likes of Jeff George, Ryan Leaf, and even now with Sam Bradford show that the best QBs are not always the best athletes. Peyton was not all that athletic, and Drew Brees is undersized and Montana was too, but they are still among the very best all time. Brady, like Montana, is at his best when it counts, that’s why he is an all time great with those guys. He is a the all time leader in playoff 4th quarter comebacks . He has played with some very iffy receiving corps and still has great years. He came within a dropped pass of leading a team with Reche Caldwell as his best threat to the SB. Obviously his teams have also been good to great and his coach is an all timer, but its crazy to say an average QB would have had the same success. And your example fall flat on its face when you compare Brady’s ’07 to Cassel’s ’08 when they had almost identical rosters and Cassel had an easier schedule.

  177. veddermn8 says: Sep 26, 2016 11:29 AM

    revelation123 says:
    Sep 23, 2016 4:18 PM

    In fact, the Patriots actually lost more games the
    next season after Brady came back from an ACL.
    ……

    And its fun that you cherry pick one of the only two years in the last 13 that the Pats haven’t won at least 12 with Brady. And Brady’s ’09 numbers were still much better than Cassel’s in ’08.

  178. guypatsfan says: Sep 27, 2016 6:54 AM

    I was at the game. It wasn’t even as close as the 27-0 score would indicate. The Houston players couldn’t wait to get off the field, whereas the Patriots couldn’t wait to get on the field. The Texan bench looked like a bunch of zombies, and the Pats bench looked like the biggest party you can imagine. Through it all stood the Hoodie, with his very best “Do Your Job” scowl on his face. I would have loved to see Goodell’s face after this game!

    All you haters out there, it’s going to be a long, long season for all of you!

  179. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 27, 2016 7:20 PM

    I was at the game too… there were a ton of Texans fans there. We all left dejected though….

    It was my first trip to Gillette. Great stadium, great fans, super loud. Everyone was friendly before and after the game. We had fun, just wish we had come home with the W…. or at least some points…. something other than a souvenir from Fenway….

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