Tom Brady, Rex Burkhead hook up for touchdown in preseason debut

AP

Tight end Rob Gronkowski spent a lot of time run blocking for Rex Burkhead in his first preseason action since 2012.

Burkhead was making his first game appearance for the Patriots and the wasted no time getting him involved in the offense. Burkhead carried seven times for 20 yards and caught a pair of passes from Tom Brady during his time on the field.

The second of those catches was a 22-yard touchdown in the second quarter and ended the night for many of the Patriots offensive regulars. James White was also involved early and Dion Lewis took over the running duties once Jimmy Garoppolo entered at quarterback with Mike Gillislee not in the lineup.

Brady, whose last game also came at NRG Stadium under very different circumstances, was 6-of-9 for 67 yards. He was almost picked off by Texans safety Andre Hal on an athletic play, but Hal was ruled to have come down out of bounds before completing the interception.

14 responses to “Tom Brady, Rex Burkhead hook up for touchdown in preseason debut

  1. patriotmaleorgy says:
    August 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm
    Just curious how many patriot fans send gifts to Goodell every day for letting Belichick to still coach after being caught cheating multiple times.
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    That must have sounded like a real zinger in your head but sadly out here in the real world…yawn. Stay obsessed little guy, your misery is our joy.

  2. After all, the Pats fan boys are still crybabies, the question is when will they grow from there Peter Pan life? Bill

  3. Wow. It’s going to be a long year for the haters. Here’s to another glorious five and a half months, my fellow Patriot fans…:)

  4. Watching BB deadpan his way through post-game interview wearing an outdated VI Rings sweatshirt.
    The man is piling up championships so fast he can’t wear out the celebratory clothing.

  5. babygaga19 says:
    August 20, 2017 at 12:53 am
    What was the final score tonight?

    Sucks When all you have is a preseason win against the Patriots
    I bet the outcome will be different when they play in the regular season

    Once again it will be JJ Not

  6. patriotmaleorgy says:
    August 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Just curious how many patriot fans send gifts to Goodell every day for letting Belichick to still coach after being caught cheating multiple times.

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    Unlike Patriot haters, Patriot fans are not willing participants in confirmation bias on this topic. Patriot fans along with intelligent fans of 31 other teams fully understand that the “caught cheating multiple times” is a false narrative being perpetuated by jealous trolls. That false narrative contradicts both facts and science.

    Over 10 years ago the Patriots were over punished when the coach misinterpreted a memo and positioned a camera a few feet away from where the camera would was allowed based on how the author of the poorly worded memo wanted his memo to be interpreted. That camera was out of position for a portion of the 1st quarter of the 1st game of the 2007 NFL season. The author of the memo got to be the judge and jury and the patriots got a lesson in human nature when the memo writer displayed his petty tyrant mentality while believing that he was being disrespected. That was over 10 years ago but jealous haters refuse to let it go.

    On January 18, 2015 the weather dropped the PSI in footballs of both the Colts and the Patriots below 12.50 PSI. On December 4th 2016 the Steelers footballs were reported to have been below 12.50 PSI in a game against the Giants. Only one of those 3 teams was punished for playing with footballs below 12.50 PSI.

    Roger Goodell still hasn’t released the results of the PSI study that was conducted during the 2015 NFL season? Those who are capable of understanding 7th grade science already know that the PSI data will show that footballs drop PSI when they get cold. Even more if the footballs also get wet like the Patriots footballs did on December 4th 2015.

  7. babygaga19 says:
    August 20, 2017 at 12:53 am
    What was the final score tonight?


    I forget. Not that I care it being preseason and all.

    The real question to ponder is how come Luck and your Colts aren’t any good anymore since the NFL started inspections of PSI in footballs? 🙂 0 playoff appearances and 0 seasons over .500 in fact. That’s quite a drop off from a conference championship appearance…where coincidentally they were caught with under inflated footballs…

    Coincidence I’m sure 🙂

    #Hmmm
    #MakesYaWonderDontIt

  8. patriotmaleorgy says:
    August 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm
    Just curious how many patriot fans send gifts to Goodell every day for letting Belichick to still coach after being caught cheating multiple times.
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    Even more curious that posts like yours ever make it past the moderators. Maybe PFT can highlight them in green from now on.

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