A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 6.
Through three quarters, Deion Branch was just a player on the field. When Branch jogged out for the first fourth-quarter possession, he had two catches for 23 yards and the New England Patriots trailed the Baltimore Ravens by 10 points.
For the rest of the game, Branch was a star. He caught seven Tom Brady passes for 75 yards and a touchdown to boost the Patriots to a 23-20 overtime victory.
When Branch scored his touchdown, a toss in the back of the end zone from 5 yards out, he bowed to the Gillette Stadium crowd.
Welcome home, indeed.
"I truly just haven't had this feeling in a long time," Branch said. "And then my man Tom just told me that I haven't caught nine balls in a game since my rookie season. How crazy? And it was on this team. So I'm glad it happened again for this team."