Cheap nfl Jerseys On a third-and-16 from the Patriots 21-yard line, Brady somehow escaped the clutches of the Jets pass rush, scrambling and circling back around, coming out on the other side before hitting Julian Edelman for a 28-yard gain that set up a touchdown.
It was a microcosm of so many other plays he’s made to get the offense going.
“It was a good play. I thought everyone stayed alive,” Brady said. “It was good protection. It bought me some time, and then I kind of doubled back and then found Jules (Edelman) and we ended up scoring on the drive, so that was a good play.”
Cheap jersey wholesale It was a great play, with Brady using his legs, as he has so often done this season, to avoid a loss, buy some time, then having the presence to strike for a back-breaking completion.
“Watching him play this game is fun,” said Chris Hogan, who had a 22-yard reception. “He’s been doing it so long at such a high level. You go back and watch film, it’s fun seeing him find all those open guys, and put them in positions to make big plays.”
Brady even gave Matt Lengel the thrill of a lifetime, with his first NFL catch being a touchdown. And the reason Lengel was targeted by Brady for the 18-yard reception was simple enough: He was the open guy.
New England Patriots Jerseys That’s been a Brady trademark when he’s on a roll. And, in this instance, Lengel wasn’t the first option.
“A lot of guys made plays today, so it was nice,” said Brady. “Matt got his first touchdown pass. That was pretty cool. I would say he really wasn’t the first option on the play, but he sprung free and it ended up being a big play in the game. Between the guys like that and then the usual suspects, we made some plays down the field.”
But it all starts with the trigger man. Before handing off to backup Jimmy Garoppolo, Brady converted 10-of-14 third-down chances, with a 124.6 quarterback rating.