It worked last week against the Texans, but with a performance not quite as interstellar (32 of 45, 307 yards, two TDs, three sacks, 104.6 passer rating) Sunday, Brady ran out of time against the Panthers.
Brady is on pace for 620 attempts, mirroring his totals in 2013 and ’15 — when New England didn’t win it all. With his offensive line struggling in pass protection, he is also on pace to take a career-high 52 sacks.
Brady wasn’t in position to hit backbreaking big plays deep to wide receiver Brandin Cooks on Sunday. Other than one typical downfield rumble by tight end Rob Gronkowski, Brady was doing a whole lot of dinking and dunking in the interest of fast and furious survival.
11 a.m.: Halftime, field goal. A terrible half of football ended with a 43-yard Wil Lutz field goal to give the Saints a 3-0 lead. The two teams combined for 11 penalties in Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada the first half.
10:07 a.m.: End of first quarter.
9:51 a.m. : Turnover. An amazing opening drive for the Dolphins — one that went 12 plays, 81 yards and took 8:32 off the clock — ended with a terrible interception in the end zone. Jay Cutler lofted a fade intended for tight end Julius Thomas, but Saints corner Ken Crawley outworked Thomas and got himself in better position to catch the ball and made the play for a pick and a touchback. It was Crawley’s first career interception.
9:31 a.m. : The national anthem would be a talking point all day Sunday, just as it was last week. In London on Sunday morning, a few Saints players linked arms during the Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys singing of the anthem, and three Dolphins players took a knee.