No surprises here. Tom Brady was clinical on Sunday evening in Philadelphia, leading the Patriots to a 38-20 victory over the Eagles. Brady threw for 361 yards and 3 TDs including a wide open 41 yard lob to Wes Welker for one of his two receiving Touchdowns. Brady and Welker looked like they were playing backyard football, carving the Eagles secondary up like a Thanksgiving turkey.
Nnamdi Asomugha had just 1 tackle, playing through a knee injury despite being carted off the field at practice just 3 days ago. Without Asomugha at full strength, the Eagles were doomed before they ever stepped on the field. Philly went up 10-0 to start the game, but their lead was short lived. Brady simply looked irritated that the other team scored first, then went out and torched them for the rest of the game.
Obviously, Gronk chipped in with another Touchdown catch, his 11th of the year. Brady also hooked up with Deion Branch for 125 yards, but the effortless connections between Brady and Welker set the tone for the offense. Once those two settle into a rhythm it really breaks down an entire defense.
This Patriots team is firing on all cylinders and with their weak remaining schedule they should be for the gunning for the top seed in the AFC.