Patriots Stomp All Over The Titans
In what turned out to be one of the most lopsided victories in recent memory, the New England Patriots played the role of David in David versus Goliath on Sunday as the Patriots jumped all over the Tennesse Titans 59-0 at Gilette Stadium.
Calling the Tennesse Titans, Goliath, however, may be too big of a compliment considering the way the Titans played on Sunday as Jeff Fisher’s squad played more like an Pop Warner team then a team that was 13-3 last year. Tom Brady threw six touchdowns on Sunday, five of which came in the second quarter, which is a new NFL record, as the Pats jumped out to the biggest halftime lead in NFL history, 45-0. The Patriots are now tied for sixth all-time in largest victories in NFL history with their 59-0 romping of Tennessee.
New England (4-2) set a club-record with 619 total yards on offense with Brady going 29-for-34 for 380 yards, before coming out midway through the third quarter, being replaced by rookie quarterback Brian Hoyer. Randy Moss was up to his old tricks at Foxborough, catching eight passes for 129 yards and 3 TDs. Wes Welker also had a fine day, catching ten passes for 150 yards and two scores. Laurence Maroney led the ground game for Bill Belichick and company as the oft-questionable running back garnered 123 yards on the ground and one score on a 45-yard-run.
The Patriots forced five turnovers from the Tennessee offense and allowed only 186 yards of total offense. Junior Seau registered two tackles in his season debut while also scooping up a fumble. The Pats head to London next week to take on the 0-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers before hosting the Miami Dolphins after their bye week.