Tom Brady throws three touchdowns in first quarter

AP

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t throw a touchdown pass in the team’s opening game of the season.

He’s making up for lost time in New Orleans on Sunday. A Saints defense that got beat up by Sam Bradford and the Vikings last Monday night is getting ripped apart by Brady this time out.

Brady hit Chris Hogan for a 13-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left in the first quarter to give him three touchdown passes in the opening quarter of the game. The Patriots lead 20-3 and Brady is 11-of-15 for 177 yards overall.

It isn’t putting linebacker Alex Anzalone on tight end Rob Gronkowski. The rookie stumbled while trying to cover Gronkowski on the second Patriots possession of the day and Gronk turned a 17-yard pass into a 53-yard touchdown as a result. It was the 69th touchdown catch of Gronkowski’s career, which likely made the moment that much sweeted for the Patriot.

Brady’s first touchdown went to Rex Burkhead and he may have quite a few more before the day is out if the Saints can’t figure something out on defense in the next 45 minutes of action.

21 responses to “Tom Brady throws three touchdowns in first quarter

  1. Just confirms what we all were told last week he is in major decline it wont be long now until he hangs em up !

  2. Last week you were posting that he was declining and the Saints D would own him. Now three TDs/qtr is to be expected? What changed your mind? Was it the three TDs in the first quarter?

  3. To all the predictable people sarcastically referencing last week’s criticism of Tom Brady:
    Yes, knowledgeable fans — even those of us that are sick of the Patriots winning — know that Brady is still near the top of his game and an all-time great. He’s still surrounded by pretty good players and a very well-coached team.
    But please, stop pretending you knew something the rest of us didn’t. Good as he is, Brady is predictably carving up a what has been an historically bad defense over the past three seasons. That defense is struggling even more now because the offense isn’t there to bail it out, thanks to offensive line woes and the loss of at least one of Drew Brees’ weapons.
    Know know and I know that Brady and the Pats are doing exactly what they’re supposed to be doing against a markedly inferior opponent. Nothing more, nothing less.

  4. Yes, Brady’s arm is in decline, yes we all knew belichik would open up all the short throws for Brady, and, finally, yes, we knew the saints D is very soft.

  5. dregonspengler says:
    September 17, 2017 at 2:10 pm
    To all the predictable people sarcastically referencing last week’s criticism of Tom Brady:
    Yes, knowledgeable fans — even those of us that are sick of the Patriots winning — know that Brady is still near the top of his game and an all-time great. He’s still surrounded by pretty good players and a very well-coached team.
    But please, stop pretending you knew something the rest of us didn’t. Good as he is, Brady is predictably carving up a what has been an historically bad defense over the past three seasons. That defense is struggling even more now because the offense isn’t there to bail it out, thanks to offensive line woes and the loss of at least one of Drew Brees’ weapons.
    Know know and I know that Brady and the Pats are doing exactly what they’re supposed to be doing against a markedly inferior opponent. Nothing more, nothing less.

    —————-
    Sorry man. I know you are really hating this after having your hopes up all week.

  6. Americas favorite brand says:
    Sorry man. I know you are really hating this after having your hopes up all week.

    Sorry to disappointed you, but I’m a Packers fan. I didn’t give this game a second’s thought all week, and only responded now to the predictable comments by some immature little boys.
    Getting my hopes up all week? I couldn’t have cared less who won that game. It doesn’t affect me in any way, shape or form.

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