(Submit Articles) Tom Brady had a couple of under par games earlier this season, but this was not one of them. Although Ben Roethlisberger had a great game went for 387 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception, trying to lead the Steelers to break their spell against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, it was still not enough.
The Patriots had suffered an embarrassing loss last week against the Cleveland Brown. That 34-14 win really hurt Tom Brady who was clearly outplayed by the Browns’ defense and served the Pats their second defeat of the season. Colt McCoy, the former college star and current Cleveland Browns had an amazing game. He made no mistakes and completed 184 yards for two touchdown passes and even scrambled for a touchdown himself. So yes, Tom Brady was a bit embarrassed and wanted to punish the Steelers for what had happened with his team in their unexpected lost to the Browns.
And Brady made them pay for it. It was an epic battle. Brady was able to get over the Steelers who where defending their home turf. Sure, no NFL team wins more games in their own stadium then the Pittsburgh Steelers, but heck, no other quarterback has really found the Steelers weaker spots like Brady. Brady has won six of seven overall games against the Steelers, and that includes 4 of 5 games while visiting and embarrassing the home crew at Heinz Field.
Brady was simply fantastic last Sunday. The ingredients were there. Brady had to bring back the edge into the Patriots game. He had a motif. And sure, it was Sunday Night Football once again, and the rivalry atmosphere was there, making it the perfect environment for Brady’s almost perfect game. The Patriots quarterback went for 30 of 43 for 350 yards with no sacks and no interceptions and a touchdown himself. Yes, Brady at his finest, like in the old times.
The Patriots and the New York Jets are now officially atop of the AFC East with a 7-2 record each, after the Jets won over the Cleveland Browns 26-20 in overtime. So yeah, it was a big deal for the Pats. This was Tom Brady’s sixth game in his career with at least 350 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. He has now tied the second place record at 6, with another great player: Peyton Manning. The No.1 spot belongs to the great veteran (yet still active) quarterback Brett Favre, who leads the perfect game record in the league with 8.
It just seems as if Brady has the secret ingredient in his arm to render helpless the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Brady has now averaged 373 yards in his last 3 starts against the Steelers. But it was not all Brady. BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 87 yards, while Rob Grankowski received three touchdown passes for his 72 yards in the game.
The Steelers are now going to face the Oakland Raiders. As of press time, the Steelers are a 7.5 favorite on the spread. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be facing the Indianapolis Colts in what should be one heck of a game. As of press time, the Patriots are a 3-point favorite on the spread. Keep visiting our blog for more NFL wagering action.
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