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Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

Posted on: January 14, 2012 9:58 pm
 
Brady throws five first-half touchdowns, three to his tight end. (US PRESSWIRE)
By Will Brinson

All week long, there were rumblings that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was as focused and as intense as he's ever been. After watching him toss an NFL record five touchdowns in the first half of a 35-7 beatdown of Denver in New England, that sounds about right.

Brady's hasn't been entirely flawless, going "only" 18 of 25 with a pick, but 246 yards and five touchdowns are numbers you'd love to see from a quarterback over the course of a game, much less a half.

Denver's got no answer for the Patriots on defense, and haven't gotten a sniff of pressure on Brady throughout the first half. So with plenty of time to throw, he spent 30 minutes of football time breaking records and getting Rob Gronkowski a playoff-record three touchdowns in the first half as well.

Tim Tebow's not having quite as much success, going 3/10 for 28 yards and rushing five times for 13 yards.

It's not that he's just not showing up in the coldest game of his career though; the Patriots defense is playing at a surprisingly high level. Even if the Broncos aren't the most potent offensive team, it's a friendly reminder what can happen if a defense has a superstar on the other side of the ball and starts clicking at the right time.

Although if Brady plays like he did in the first half for the rest of the playoffs, the defense can probably do whatever it wants. As CBS Sports Dan Marino pointed out at halftime, the only way the Broncos are coming back is if they convince Brady to swap uniforms.

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Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:52 am
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

" NEWS RELEASE FROM PATS :::: The New England Patriots of the NFL revealed today that a few years back they captured the elusive Sasquatch. They trained him to play football,shaved him and gave him the human name Rob Gronkowski. That explains it that man is a beast!!!! "  --goriders1

The New York Jets immediately joined with PETA and the American Humane Society in filing a complaint against the Pats, alleging animal cruelty and "really ugly feet."



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:39 am
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

" wtf does Josh McDaniels have to do with the new Denver coaches system? Do you think before you say things? "  --DeLaCruz420

So many feet, so little time.




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:30 am
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

" They will still think that they're better than everyone else and treat non-Christians like they have the plague. "  --ChargerGrant

It's better that way, assuming that you don't want to spend your golden years watching your progeny DESCEND the 'evolutionary ladder', soon to resubmerge within the primordial ooze.



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:27 am
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

NEWS RELEASE FROM PATS :::: The New England Patriots of the NFL revealed today that a few years back they captured the elusive Sasquatch. They trained him to play football,shaved him and gave him the human name Rob Gronkowski. That explains it that man is a beast!!!!



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:10 am
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

"  The deal is done. If New England wins the Super Bowl all of the ref's from this game get a ring. "  --joeybudke

THAT'S what you took away from this beatdown?! Dude, either you've been sniffing the holy water or your man crush on Timbow has crossed a line. Get into rehab or get a room and for Tebow's sake close the drapes.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:59 pm
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

Well nostradumbass I'll have to look that up.  Seeing how the Pats hired McDaniels before Denver beat the Steelers and he just happened to be the former offensive coordinator, Belichick, being the evil genius knew that Tebow would throw for 300 yard on 10 completions to beat the steelers,  including an 80 TD on a 15 yard pass in overtime.  Wow, I though Belichick was smart but I didn't think he could see into the future.  Next he may try to hire Rex Ryan because he use to coach the Ravens and Rex may not be happy with all the problem going on in NY, just in case Baltimore wins tomm.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:54 pm
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

wtf does Josh McDaniels have to do with the new Denver coaches system? Do you think before you say things?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:50 pm
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

The cheating Patriots win again (Pats hire Josh McDaniels who used to coach the Broncos and Tim Tebow last year) with a blowout of the opposition. But before you hapless New Englanders get too excited...let me remind you that the last team to blowout an opponet in the playoffs struggled mightily for points in their next game. Hence, they failed to advance. Check it out....if you dare.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:45 pm
 

Brady breaks TD record in first-half blowout

Reffs?  Is a Denver fan reallly complaining about the reffs?  The final score was 45-10 and if Belichick was in a bad mood it would have been 59-10.  No disrespect to Tebow or the Broncos because I found myself pulling for the guy but all the hype did nothing but piss Brady off.  The better team won and it had nothing to do with reffs.  I really do hope Tebow becomes a successful NFL QB because unlike a lot of professional athletes, he's a class guy.
   On a side note I had to watch this game on my phone because the wife made me go to Jeff Dunham tonight but in return if the Pats win next week I'm going to the superbowl.  Any Pats fans interested?



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:34 pm
 

Where was God?

I'm waiting for your response Christians.


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