Bruschi on Tap: Welker's return

Thoughts on Sunday's win by the Patriots

Updated: October 5, 2009, 9:02 AM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Observations from the Patriots' 27-21 win over the Ravens at Gillette Stadium:

1. The Welker effect: Tom Brady's problem-solver returned to the lineup today and the offensive impact was evident. The various blitz looks that the Baltimore Ravens attempted to run were nullified by the quick route adjustments Welker made. His six receptions for 48 yards were modest numbers at best, but it was Welker's ability to get open versus tight man coverage and to recognize soft spots in Baltimore's ...

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