The Stat Line of the Night — 11/14/10 — Tom Brady
Some people were questioning the Patriots dominance after the shellacking they took from the perennial NFL bottom-feeder Cleveland Browns last week. What happened to the dominant Patriots team many were picking to return to the Super Bowl this season? Tom Brady had an answer for that question this week as the Patriots exorcised the demons of the previous week with an excellent win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Who led the charge? Tom Brady of course.
While Ben Rothlisberger of the Steelers looked very good, Brady was just better. He completed 30 of his 43 passes for 350 yards. Not only did he complete 70% of his passes, but he also slung 3 touchdowns and did not throw a single interception. He spread the ball to 8 different receivers. Welker led the team with 8 receptions and tight end Rob Gronkowski had 7 catches, 3 of which were for touchdowns. Brady’s passer rating was an impressive 117.4. Brady also added a rushing touchdown in the 3rd quarter to essentially put the game out of reach. While the Steelers did mount a comeback in the 4th quarter, the Patriots responded as Brady led them on 2 touchdown drives.
Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks in the game, if not the best. He showed why again, bouncing back from a lackluster performance against Cleveland to raise the Patriots to a 7-2 record and a share of the top spot in the conference. Brady earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for the great game he had. Now the Patriots turn to the stretch run with an eye on the Lombardi Trophy.