Stat Line of the Night — 12/10/2012 — Tom Brady
Almost two months ago, the Houston Texans’ defense was shredded by Aaron Rodgers, as the 2011 NFL MVP threw six touchdowns during a 42-24 Packers victory. Last night, it was another elite quarterback, Tom Brady, who was picking apart what suddenly appears to be a very suspect Texans secondary.
Brady had little trouble moving the ball early on, as the Patriots quarterback recorded touchdowns on his first three drives of the game—two going to Aaron Hernandez and the other to Brandon Lloyd. And in the third quarter, he connected on a 63-yard bomb to Donte Stallworth for his fourth touchdown of the game. He finished with 21 completions on 35 attempts for 296 yards and four touchdowns, as the Patriots cruised to the 42-14 victory.
Despite the loss, the Texans (11-2) still sit atop the AFC, with the Patriots (10-3) and Broncos (10-3) now just one game back. But it is New England who owns wins against both of those teams, thanks in large part to their production from the quarterback position. That was certainly the case last night and as a result, Brady earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, December 10, 2012.