4:15 PM ET, November 27, 2011
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Tom Brady throws for 3 TDs as Patriots damage Eagles' playoff hopes
PHILADELPHIA -- The way Tom Brady was getting everyone involved, it's a surprise no linemen or linebackers caught passes.Brady threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Eagles 38-20 Sunday in a rematch of the 2005 Super Bowl.
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Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco sat out with a hamstring injury. ... Gostkowski's miss was his second from under 40 yards in 14 attempts. ... McCoy has 11 TDs rushing, five shy of breaking the single-season team record held by Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren. ... Young's last 300-yard game was against Arizona on Nov. 29, 2009. He threw for 387 yards in Tennessee's 20-17 win. ... Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg got into a brief but heated verbal exchange on the sideline with the two needing to be separated.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27: Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots catches a pass during warm ups...(Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.4||7.0|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-5||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||12:43||LeSean McCoy 2 Yd Run (Alex Henery Kick)||0||7|
|FG||08:19||Alex Henery 43 Yd||0||10|
|TD||01:27||BenJarvus Green-Ellis 4 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||7||10|
|TD||13:12||BenJarvus Green-Ellis 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||14||10|
|TD||07:09||Wes Welker 41 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||21||10|
|FG||02:11||Alex Henery 22 Yd||21||13|
|FG||00:51||Stephen Gostkowski 45 Yd||24||13|
|TD||11:27||Wes Welker 9 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||31||13|
|TD||08:35||Rob Gronkowski 24 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||38||13|
|TD||00:32||Jason Avant 1 Yd Pass From Vince Young (Alex Henery Kick)||38||20|
Tom Brady went 24-34 for 361 yards and 3 touchdowns in New England's 38-20 win at Philadelphia on Sunday. Brady is 4-0 in his career against the Eagles with 9 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions.[+]
Tom Brady - Career vs Eagles (Including Postseason)
The Patriots' defense held LeSean McCoy to his second-lowest rushing total in a game this season. The NFL's leading rusher was held to 31 yards on 10 rushes, including 1.0 yards after contact per rush. Entering Week 12, the Patriots were allowing just 1.6 yards per rush after contact this season, second among all NFL defenses (49ers). McCoy's previous rushing low in a game this season came against the 49ers in Week 4.
Vince Young had early success throwing downfield against the Patriots, completing his first three attempts over 11 yards to lead the Eagles to a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, as the game progressed Young was less efficient with his deep throws. Young finished with 22 attempts at least 11 yards downfield, his highest total in a game since 2008.[+]
Vince Young, Throws 11+ Yards - Sunday vs Patriots
Tom Brady completed four of his five passes at least 15 yards downfield for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Brady's 80.0 completion percentage, two touchdowns and 28.8 yards per pass attempt on throws at least 15 yards downfield are his highest single-game totals for the year.
Tom Brady was proficient over the middle on Sunday. Brady completed 20 of his 23 attempts for 266 yards and a pair of touchdowns inside the numbers against the Eagles. Brady completed all eight of his throws between the hash marks, including both touchdowns.[+]
Tom Brady Passes Inside the Numbers - 2011 Season
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