4:15 PM ET, October 28, 2007
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (ESPN.com news services) -- The Patriots rolled up their highest point total in 28 years. Tom Brady threw his career-high 30th touchdown pass.Pretty impressive, and there's still half a season to go.New England's amazing year kept getting better Sunday with a 52-7 rout of Washington. The Redskins entered with the fifth-ranked defense in the NFL and left with the franchise's worst loss since 1961.
Tom Brady continued his aerial assault of the NFL this season, tossing three more touchdowns against the Redskins. Here's a look at how Brady stacks up against the hottest months for a quarterback:
|Tom Brady*||Oct. 2007||20|
|Peyton Manning||Nov. 2004||19|
|Brett Favre||Sept. 1996||16|
|Dan Marino||Nov. 1986||16|
|* -- 20 TDs, 1 Int. during Oct.|
Brady's passer rating for the season actually went down to 136.2, still it's 15.1 points better than Peyton Manning's single-season record. ... The Redskins were the only team Brady hadn't beaten before Sunday.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Although the Patriots put 52 points on one of the best cover teams in the league, it was the performance of New Englandís defense that really stood out. The Pats did a great job of using well-timed blitzes and pressure up front to control the line of scrimmage. New England's front three did a great job of maintaining gap control and controlling the line of scrimmage, which allowed outside LBs Mike Vrabel and Rosevelt Colvin to blitz effectively, cause three fumbles, get three sacks and pressure Redskins QB Jason Campbell into an interception. When it takes all five offensive linemen to block an opponentís front three, the blitzing linebackers often are coming unblocked. On the other side, New Englandís offensive line did a great job of protecting QB Tom Brady, and when a quality QB has that much time to go through his progressions and find the open receiver, no secondary is capable of shutting down a quality group of receivers.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.0||6.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||03:44||Tom Brady 3 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||7|
|TD||08:08||Mike Vrabel 2 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||14|
|FG||05:45||Stephen Gostkowski 36 Yd||0||17|
|TD||00:17||Randy Moss 6 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||24|
|TD||07:14||Tom Brady 2 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||31|
|TD||05:47||Rosevelt Colvin 11 Yd Fumble Return (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||38|
|TD||09:06||Wes Welker 2 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||45|
|TD||05:53||Matt Cassel 15 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||52|
|TD||03:00||Chris Cooley 15 Yd Pass From Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham Kick)||7||52|