Patriots QB Tom Brady was thrilled yesterday to have found a much improved running game, mostly coming from former Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor. The 11-year veteran was able to rush for 105 yards and scored one touchdown as the Pats went on to dominate the Atlanta Falcons 26-10 . “You want to be balanced going into games, but some situations don’t allow for it,” said Taylor. “You want to establish that momentum and look over across the ball and see the frustration in the defensive guys’ eyes.” The other option Brady looked to was Randy Moss, who was open for 10 catches and 116 yards.
Although New England similar to last week was not too successful in the red zone, the offense certainly came out more confident in the second half. While Brady kept his men working, the Patriots defense stepped up and held Atlanta scoreless for the remaining two quarters. A major focus for the D was stopping Pro-Bowl TE Tony Gonzalez. “The plan was for him to not have any catches and he had one,” said safety Brandon McGowan with a smile, “so obviously the plan failed.”
The Pats are now looking ahead to next week for their game against the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Don’t miss your chance to see the New England Patriots in action! Tickets are now available!