Stat Line Of The Night — 9/25/11 — Wes Welker
You can point the finger at Tom Brady for throwing four interceptions. You can point the finger at the defense for allowing 448 yards and 34 points against. You can point a finger at Chad Ochocinco for allowing a perfect touchdown pass from Brady to fall right through his hands. But one member of the Patriots who can’t be blamed for yesterday’s 34-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills is Wes Welker.
Welker was seemingly playing yesterday’s game in beast mode, catching an incredible 16 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. That includes an opening drive that saw the Pats’ top wideout catch four balls for 67 yards and a touchdown. However, Welker’s career day wasn’t enough, as Ryan Fitzpatrick and Fred Jackson put together some spectacular games of their own, leading the Bills back from 21-points down, en route to the three-point victory.
Both Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders (171 RuYds, 2 TDs) and Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens (5 Rec 152 Yds, 3 TDs) had impressive performances in winning causes yesterday afternoon, but it was Welker who earns our “Stat Line of the Night” for September 25, 2011, albeit, in a losing cause.