Tale of two halves for Tom Brady in win over Colts
Tom Brady put a scare into many Patriots fan with porous first half against the Colts, seemingly reverting back into the Brady of September.
Tom Terrific was held to under 100 yards passing the first half and seemed to be forcing throws down the field, which was the complaint of many early on. His first interception came as he threw a deep ball into triple coverage that was intended for Bryan Tyms.
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Tyms had made a catch in triple coverage before, as he miraculously hauled in a touchdown pass from Brady against Buffalo. The end result this time was different, but luckily for New England, the Colts were unable to put any points on the board.
The half culminated with Brady throwing his second interception of the night to Colts safety Mike Adams, which then led to a Colts touchdown. That made the score 14-10 going into the half and had many worrying what the second half would look like.
But just when people began to worry, Brady, as always, quelled fans' fears and silenced any doubters.
Brady completely rebounded in the latter half, which was one of the biggest differences in the Patriots 42-20 drubbing of Indianapolis. Both of his touchdown passes came in that half and very rarely missed his receivers.
Brady's biggest highlight of the second half, if you can even call it that, was when he hit tight end Rob Gronkowski late for a touchdown. It was the effort by Gronkowski to score, however, that had everyone talking.
He finished the night completing 19 of 30 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was not his best day, but on a night when Jonas Gray literally and figuratively exploded for 199 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, Brady gets a pass.
He's going to need to be better the next two weeks, as he'll go up against one of the NFL's best defenses in the Detroit Lions next week, and then will be tasked with extinguishing a white-hot Green Bay Packers squad.