Patriot Performers of the Game (Week 5)
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The Patriots stay undefeated in Washington after another victory against the Redskins who looked no better than a JV high school team.
Here are the standout performers.
Jules racked up 8 catches for 110 yards and scored the first touchdown of the day for the Pats. Brady's #1 target was all over the field. Jules made multiple spectacular diving grabs today. He also became the first Pats receiver with over 100 yards receiving in a game this season. Shows how much Brady and this offense loves to spread the ball around.
Tom had another great game. He went 28/42 with 3 TDs and 1 INT. If this god damn offensive line could hold some pressure for more than two seconds he wouldn't have that blemish of a pick on his stat line. I tweeted out mid game that the Pats and Skins should talk at halftime and work out a deal for Skins OT Trent Williams, who has been holding out this entire season. Obviously that would never happen, but I couldn't be more serious. This offensive line sucks. Last week was really rough, Brady got hit over and over. But this week was even worse. We ate up multiple sacks and I can't even count high enough for the amount of times Tom got hit today. Anyways, Tom overcame adversity and had a good multi-touchdown game. He also passed Brett Favre for most passing yards all time and currently sits in third. He is only 17 yards shy of Peyton Manning in second, and surely would have passed that today, but was relieved of his duties by backup Jarrett Stidham with six minutes and change left in the fourth quarter.
The captain and voice of the defense made his presence known today. Hightower tied for the team leads in tackles with 7, had a sack and a half, and forced a fumble, which was not recovered. He tallied 3 tackles for a loss on the day as well. He could have struck pay day with a pick that went right through his hands on the opposing 20 yard line.
The Patriots go from playing a team with the skill level of a JV football team to playing a team that would be lucky to make the freshman football roster with a game against the New York Giants on Thursday.
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