Patriots respond and top Saints 36-20

Two of the greatest Quarterbacks of all time Tom Brady and Drew Brees took to the field for battle in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. As the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints did battle in the Superdome. Both teams took the loss in Week One, and the Patriots faced many questions on both sides of the ball and answered on both early one and a slow plotting drive resulted in Brady hitting Rex Burkhead for a touchdown, then when it appeared Brees was taking his team the same direction the Patriots defense held them to a field goal keeping their lead at 6-3. Then the next drive the Patriots once again moved slow and faced a long third down after the Saints dropped Mike Gillislee for a loss, on what appeared to be a broken play Brady stepped up and found Rob Gronkowski for a 54-yard touchdown this time Stephen Gostkowski hit the extra point and the Patriots led 14-6. And once again before the quarter ended the Patriots stopped Brees, and Brady marched his offense right down the field and hit Chris Hogan for yet another touchdown.

Brees finally got his offense going on the first drive of the 2nd quarter taking the Saints right down the field and hitting Brandon Coleman for a touchdown for the Saints getting them within ten. The Saints defense stopped the Patriots for the first time, and Brees led another field goal drive. And it appeared the Patriots were in trouble again until Brady hit a big pass to Chris Hogan, then another to Brandin Cooks and the drive capped with a Gillislee touchdown. The Saints and Patriots each traded field goals before the halftime break.

Both teams offense stalled in the third quarter as there were no touchdowns scored, but a big moment for the Patriots took place as Gronkowski fell hard and twisted his back and left the field, he rode the stationary bike but did not return to the game as the Patriots tacked on a field goal, and added another in the 4th. A late Brees touchdown pass to Colby Fleener made no difference the Patriots got the 36-20 victory. The Patriots (1-1) move on to host the Houston Texans and the Saints (0-2) travel to face the Carolina Panthers.

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