Monday, December 05, 2005
Two quarters of mediocrity, a bust of great play, then solid ball possesion resulted in a nice win for the Patriots over the hapless New York Jets. 16-3.
Brady had a solid rebound game after his 4 INT performance in Kansas City last week. He is now 5-0 after games in which he threw 4 picks. He went 27/37 for 271 yards.
Dillon, Faulk, Cloud, and Brady combined for a nice rushing performance. Dillon ran for 65, Faulk for 35, Cloud for 27. and Brady for 19. Combined, they got 146 yards on the ground.
Defensively, the Pats looked good. Green and Colvin each had a sack. Ellis Hobbs had a nice game sealing interception. The Pats got pressure on Bollinger all game preventing him from making good throws.
It was a game that the Patriots should have won and did. Having Dillon, Faulk, and Cloud helped run out the clock a great deal. Although Brady didn't throw any TDs, he didn't make any mistakes and drove the ball down the field well enough to win.
Adam Vinatieri recorded his 1,134th point in the 2nd quarter which gave him more than Patriot legend and announcer Gino Capaletti as the all-time leading scorer in Patriots history.