8:15 PM ET, November 25, 2007
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
|What A Catch|
Wes Welker's 13 catches against the Philadelphia Eagles tied for the second-most receptions in a single game in New England Patriots history.
Welker's catches and yards were both a career high. He played three seasons in Miami before coming to the Patriots in the offseason. ... Feeley beat the Patriots 29-28 on Dec. 20, 2004 when he was with the Dolphins. It was one two losses that year for New England, which went on to beat Philadelphia in the Super Bowl. ... New England lost linebacker Rosevelt Colvin with a foot injury and cornerback Randall Gay with a back injury. Neither returned.
Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Johnson brought a great game plan to New England on Sunday night, and it almost worked to perfection. With a combination of three-man fronts and four-man fronts with a wide variety of blitzes, the Eagles kept the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady off balance, forcing him to have one of his more average games of this season, completing 34 of 54 attempts with just one touchdown pass. Both teams' defenses focused on taking away their opponent's strongest asset, New England by shutting down running back Brian Westbrook, and Philadelphia by slowing down wide receiver Randy Moss. But it was Brady's ability to go to his second option that made the difference in the win.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.2||5.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||13:38||Asante Samuel 40 Yd Interception Return (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||7|
|TD||06:38||Brian Westbrook 1 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||7||7|
|TD||01:35||Heath Evans 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||7||14|
|TD||12:50||Greg Lewis 28 Yd Pass From A.J. Feeley (David Akers Kick)||14||14|
|FG||06:42||Stephen Gostkowski 23 Yd||14||17|
|TD||03:01||Greg Lewis 18 Yd Pass From A.J. Feeley (David Akers Kick)||21||17|
|TD||00:08||Jabar Gaffney 19 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||21||24|
|TD||01:34||Reggie Brown 8 Yd Pass From A.J. Feeley (David Akers Kick)||28||24|
|TD||07:20||Laurence Maroney 4 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||28||31|