Brady frustrated with sputtering offense, admits it's not team's strength
Tom Brady was short with the media after the New England Patriots' 17-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, and he admitted Monday morning it was linked to his frustration with the team's offense. "I think I've said I'm generally frustrated during the season. It's very unique. I was very happy we won, but just wish we could have played better offensively," Brady said on "The Greg Hill Show," according to NFL Network's Michael"I think I've said I'm generally frustrated during the season. It's very unique. I was very happy we won, but just wish we could have played better offensively," Brady said on "The Greg Hill Show," according to NFL Network's Michael Giardi.
The Houston Texans stumped Tom Brady and the New England Patriots ' offense in a game that dramatically altered the AFC playoff outlook. This lack of production has been the norm of late for Brady ’s slumping offense. After scoring at least 30 points in six of their first seven games this season
New England Patriots 22-28 Houston Texans . Pats miss out on chance to clinch playoff berth. The Patriots entered needing a win to be the first AFC team to clinch a playoff spot. New England dealt with a flu bug this week that swept through the locker room and left two players inactive on Sunday.
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HOUSTON – Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans didn’t merely hammer Bill Belichick’s team in primetime on Sunday night.
They did it with style.
Watson passed for 234 yards and 3 TDs and caught a 6-yard TD pass from star receiver DeAndre Hopkins off a razzle-dazzle play in the fourth quarter to highlight a 28-22 victory at NRG Stadium.
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HOUSTON -- The Tom Brady -led New England Patriots offense continued to slump in Sunday night's 28-22 loss to the Houston Texans , a result that has knocked New England out of While no longer possessing the top spot in the AFC , the Patriots have bigger concerns with their sputtering offense
New England will play Baltimore for the AFC title next Sunday. By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press. Shane Vereen is congratulated by Tom Brady after the first of his three touchdowns against the Texans . Next up is Baltimore, which stunned top - seeded Denver in double overtime Saturday.
It was the first time that Watson and his coach, former Belichick assistant Bill O’Brien, beat New England, and the contrast in energy and creativity was striking.
With Houston’s defense — coordinated by another former Belichick assistant, Romeo Crennel — bringing constant blitzes to pressure Tom Brady (3 sacks), New England’s offense was kept out of rhythm throughout the game.
Brady had a paltry 28.8 passer rating in the first half, when his interception set up Houston’s first touchdown. It didn’t get much better. New England didn’t score a touchdown until 11 seconds remained in the third quarter, then saw its late-game attempt for a comeback win fall short when it couldn't recover an onside kick.
This lack of production has been the norm of late for Brady’s slumping offense. After scoring at least 30 points in six of their first sven games this season, New England (10-2) put up more than 20 points for the first time in four games. Guess that’s progress.
Brady's right elbow injury doesn't sound good
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Houston’s offense, on the other hand, came to life with some special twists that foiled one of the league’s best defenses. In the second quarter, Watson’s 13-yard TD pass to Darren Fells came as the tight end drifted to the flat after lining up in a “Diamond” formation with two others the shot-gunned quarterback in the backfield.
The exclamation point came early in the fourth quarter when Hopkins flipped a pass to Watson after taking a handoff from running back Duke Johnson. Watson knifed into the end zone with his first NFL pass reception.
Maybe these teams will see each other again in January, with strong playoff implications in the mix on Sunday night.
The setback cost New England the lead for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, when coupled with Baltimore (10-2) edging San Francisco earlier on Sunday. The Ravens hold the tiebreaker edge on New England with a primetime smashing in early November.
Is Tom Brady a detriment to Patriots’ chances of repeating as Super Bowl champs?
It’s the unspeakable. Every time we count Tom Brady out, the six-time Super Bowl champion makes us look bad. The hot takes have existed ever since he took over for Drew Bledsoe as the Patriots’ starter eons ago. System quarterback. On the downswing. Father Time will catch up to him.Are we finally at the point that these narratives actually hold some ground? We think so.The big picture: Brady is no longer in the super-elite company. He’s a product of the game’s best defense, and nothing more than a game manager. This is not to discount what the 42-year old quarterback has done. Instead, it’s all about what we’ve seen this season.
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Three other things we learned during the Texans’ big victory on Sunday night:
1. New England’s poor tackling stuck out like a sore thumb: Rare that a fundamentally sound defense like New England’s would fuel a touchdown drive with missed tackles, but stuff happens. On back-to-back plays in the second quarter, Deshaun Watson slipped out of John Simon’s grasp turning a would-be 14-yard sack into an incompletion as he threw the ball out of bounds. Then tight end Jordan Akins broke Patrick Chung’s attempted tackle in the right flat and scampered 19 yards. That’s 33 yards of field position. And the type of moments that keep alive 13-play, 88-yard TD drives, which Watson capped by floating a 13-yard pass to Darren Fells off a sweet misdirection play out of a diamond formation.
2. The Texans still get no love from the Replay Command Center at NFL headquarters: Just before halftime, Patriots rookie Jakobi Meyers appeared to land out of bounds, and with just one foot inbounds as he completed a catch on a comeback route. But officials on the field ruled it a catch. Uh-oh. Texans coach Bill O’Brien’s timeout allowed time for Al Riveron and Co. to take a look. Memo to fans: Never mind your lying eyes watching the freeze-frame shots on the Jumbotron. The play stood. This, came just two weeks after Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey mugged DeAndre Hopkins in the end zone and the play stood after O’Brien challenged the ruling. The moral of the story is that it’s such a crapshoot that it’s a surprise when “clear and obvious” rulings come down.
Patriots send two planes to Houston to keep sick players away from the rest of the team
Two years ago, Robert Kraft bought two Boeing 767 planes in order to send the Patriots to away games. Having a second plane laying around as a backup might have been seen as a bit excessive but it sure came in handy this weekend. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots sent the team on Read more. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots sent the team on two planes to Houston for Sunday night’s game against the Texans. An illness has gone through the team over the past week and those sick players went to Houston on a separate plane to try and keep them away from the healthy players as much as possible.
Tom Brady escaped the pocket anyway, abandoning his protection for an awkward third-down sprint of 6 yards at the end of the third quarter, with his New England Patriots already up 28-7 over the New England would win 42-14 on Monday night. Brady wanted to make a point, no matter the score, and
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3. The Patriots have had the worst luck this season with kickers: Kai Forbath came off the street and into New England’s lineup after Nick Folk underwent an appendectomy last week … and was released. Forbath is the fourth kicker on the active roster this season, with perennial Pro Bowl selection Stephen Gostkowski’s hip surgery prompting the revolving gong show. Forbath’s debut was marred by a missed extra point after the Patriots finally scored a touchdown late in the third quarter. Granted, the PAT was a 38-yarder after the Patriots took a delay of game after originally lining up for a two-point conversion. But that’s a kick the pros are supposed to make. Forbath did connect on his only field goal attempt, a 23-yard chip shot because, well, the Patriots offense stalled inside the 5-yard line on its first drive of the game.
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