Brady Earns Win 201; Patriots Top Rams 26-10 to Improve to 10-2

Los Angeles Rams v New England Patriots

Tom Brady now stands alone when it comes to career wins by an NFL quarterback.

Brady became the league’s leader in victories among QBs, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling Los Angeles Rams 26-10 on Sunday.

Brady, who was 33 of 46, had tied Peyton Manning last week in a win over the New York Jets.

“It’s always been about winning, and I’ve been very fortunate to be on a lot of great teams,” Brady said of reaching the milestone. “I’m just really grateful.”

His lone touchdown pass came on a 14-yard pass to Chris Hogan in the first quarter. LeGarrette Blount scored the game’s first touchdown, rumbling for a 43-yard, ankle-breaking score in the first quarter while spinning around safety Maurice Alexander in the process. He finished with 88 yards on 18 carries.

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Brady Wins 200th as Patriots Rally Past Jets 22-17

New England Patriots v New York Jets

Tom Brady was hobbled, yet efficient as ever with the game on the line and time on the clock.

Playing with an ailing knee, Brady tied Peyton Manning for most wins by a quarterback in NFL history, getting his 200th by throwing a go-ahead 8-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell with 1:56 left, leading the New England Patriots to a 22-17 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

It was the 50th win for Brady after facing a fourth-quarter deficit or tie.

“The quarterback’s job is to win,” coach Bill Belichick said. “He’s won a lot. That’s good. I’m glad he’s our quarterback.”

Trailing 17-16 with 5:04 left and the ball on the Patriots 17, Brady led a solid drive by completing six passes. After James White stretched for 4 yards on fourth-and-4, a 25-yard catch by Chris Hogan put the ball at the 8. Brady then zipped a pass to Mitchell to put the Patriots (9-2) ahead.

“We didn’t play as well as we wanted to,” Brady said, “but we made the plays when we needed to.”

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Report: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski Has Punctured Lung

Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots may have to live life for a game without tight end Rob Gronkowski, as NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the play making TE has a punctured lung.

The good news is the report states that Gronk may only have to miss one game.

The injury to Gronkowski reportedly took place during the Sunday night home loss to the Seahawks.

Gronk finished the game, and was targeted on the final play of the game, when he became tangled up with safety Kam Chancellor in the end zone, and no pass interference was called.

Without Gronk, look for plenty of Martellus Bennett, who last night had seven catches for 102 yards.

Seahawks at Patriots NFL Week 10 Capsule

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-2-1) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  SEAHAWKS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER   Series tied: 8-8
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Pete Carroll: 2-1 Bill Belichick: 3-2
LAST WEEK W 31-25 vs. Buffalo Bye (Wk. 8: W 41-25 at Buffalo)
LAST GAME 10/14/12: Patriots 23 at Seahawks 24. Seattle QB Russell Wilson passes for 293 yards & 3 TDs for 133.7 rating. Seahawks WR Sidney Rice has 46-yard GW TD with 1:18 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/17/04: Patriots 30, Seahawks 20. New England RB Corey Dillon rushes for 105 yards & 2 TDs. Patriots QB Tom Brady passes for 231 yards & TD.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Sea), 81 (NE). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Sea), 225 (NE).

STATS

PASSING Russell Wilson: 178-267-2094-7-2-95.9 Tom Brady: 98-134-1319-12-0-133.9 (1L)
RUSHING Christine Michael: 112-447-4.0-6 LeGarrette Blount: 161-609-3.8-9 (T1L)
RECEIVING Doug Baldwin: 44-570-13.0-2 Julian Edelman: 41-358-8.7-1
OFFENSE 332.1 380.3
TAKE/GIVE +2 +3
DEFENSE 332.6 354.1
SACKS Cliff Avril: 9 (T3L) Jabaal Sheard: 3.5
INTs Richard Sherman: 3 (T3L) 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Jon Ryan: 45.0 Ryan Allen: 44.0
KICKING Steven Hauschka: 60 (15/17 PAT; 15/17 FG) Stephen Gostkowski: 57 (24/26 PAT; 11/14 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 1st time since SB XLIX (NE 28-24)…SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 282 yards & 2 TDs with rush TD last week. Is averaging 289.2 yards per game & has 19 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 128.5 rating in past 6 vs. AFC…RB CHRISTINE MICHAEL has 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.) in past 6…WR DOUG BALDWIN has 9 TD catches in past 6 vs. AFC. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 8 receptions for 103 yards & 2 TDs in Week 9. Has 5,546 rec. yards since 2011, most among NFL TEs…DE CLIFF AVRIL had 1.5 sacks last week. Leads NFC with 9 sacks. LB BOBBY WAGNER aims for 6th in row with 10+ tackles. LB K.J. WRIGHT aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with sack. CB RICHARD SHERMAN had INT in Week 9. Since 2011, leads NFL with 29 INTs…PATRIOTS: Aim for 5th win in row…Can join 1960 Cle. as only teams in NFL history with 0 INTs in 1st 9 games. QB TOM BRADY passed for 315 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 137.0 rating in Week 8. Aims for 5th in row with 2+ pass TDs, 0 INTs & 120+ rating. Has 25 career games with 4+ pass TDs, 3rd most in NFL history…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT aims for 5th in row with rush TD. Ties for NFL lead with 9 rush TDs. Had 164 rush yards in last meeting (12/26/10 with TB)…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 21 catches for 473 yards (118.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4. Has franchise record 69 career TDs (68 rec., 1 rush). WR CHRIS HOGAN had 53-yard TD catch in last game. WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 299 catches since 2013, 8th most in NFL…DE JABAAL SHEARD has 4.5 sacks in past 5 at home. CB MALCOLM BUTLER had game-sealing INT vs. Sea. in SB XLIX. Ties for 4th in NFL with 11 PD.

Patriots vs Bills NFL Week Eight Inactives

Patriots: RB Tyler Gaffney, LB Kyle Van Noy, RB D.J Foster, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Cyrus Jones, WR Malcolm Mitchell, DT Woodrow Hamilton

Bills: RB LeSean McCoy, WR Marquise Goodwin, S Aaron Williams, OT Seantrel Henderson, DL Jerel Worthy, C Patrick Lewis, QB Cardale Jones

Patriots Make Deal with Detroit to Add Linebacker Kyle Van Noy

Kyle Van Noy

Patriots added linebacker depth before the trade deadline Tuesday by acquiring Kyle Van Noy from the Lions, James Walker and Field Yates of ESPN report citing sources.

In exchange, Detroit will give New England its sixth-round round pick of the 2017 draft for the Patriots’ seventh-round slot, a source said.

New England, which had an open roster spot, has experienced multiple injuries at the linebacker position. Jamie Collins (hip) and Dont’a Hightower (knee) have both missed three combined games this season.

Van Noy is a former second-round pick of the Lions in 2014 who has promise but didn’t live up to his potential in Detroit.

Patriots at Steelers NFL Week Seven Inactives

DeAngelo Williams

Patriots – DT Woodrow Hamilton, DT Vincent Valentine, CB Cyrus Jones, TE A.J. Derby, RB D.J. Foster, OT LaAdrian Waddle, SS Jordan Richards

Steelers – QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Markus Wheaton, S Shamarko Thomas, RB DeAngelo Williams, C Cody Wallace, OT Marcus Gilbert, DE Cameron Heyward

Patriots vs Steelers NFL Week Seven Capsule

Rob Gronkowski Tom Brady

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-1) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (4-2)

SERIES

  PATRIOTS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER 14-10
STREAKS 5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Bill Belichick: 9-10 Mike Tomlin: 2-4
LAST WEEK W 35-17 vs. Cincinnati L 30-15 at Miami
LAST GAME 9/10/15: Steelers 21 at Patriots 28. New England QB Tom Brady passes for 288 yards & 4 TDs. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has 5 receptions for 94 yards & 3 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/30/11: Steelers 25, Patriots 17. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 365 yards & 2 TDs. Steelers DE Brett Keisel records sack, PD & FF.
REFEREE Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 81 (NE), 82 (Pit). XM: 225 (NE), 82 (Pit).

STATS

PASSING Tom Brady: 57-75-782-6-0-135.5 Landry Jones (2015): 32-55-513-3-4-77.3
RUSHING LeGarrette Blount: 119-439-3.7-6 (T2L) Le’Veon Bell: 48-263-5.5-0
RECEIVING Julian Edelman: 28-261-9.3-0 Antonio Brown: 41 (T2L)-486-11.9-5 (T1L)
OFFENSE 387.2 371.8
TAKE/GIVE +4 -2
DEFENSE 347.0 394.8
SACKS Jabaal Sheard: 3.5 Cameron Heyward: 3
INTs Jamie Collins: 2 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Ryan Allen: 44.6 Jordan Berry: 45.3
KICKING Stephen Gostkowski: 43 (16/17 PAT; 9/12 FG) Chris Boswell: 30 (18/18 PAT; 4/5 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: QB TOM BRADY has won 8 of 10 starts vs. Pit. (incl. playoffs) & has 24 TDs, 3 INTs & 113 rating. In past 5 meetings, has 17 TDs, 0 INTs & 127.9 rating (5 games with 100+ rating). Has passed for 782 yards (391 per game), 6 TDs, 0 INTs & 135.5 rating in 2 starts in 2016…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT ties for 2nd in NFL with 6 rush TDs. RB JAMES WHITE had 2 rec. TDs last week…Since 2010, TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 66 rec. TDs, most in NFL. Has 26 catches for 403 yards (100.8 per game) & 7 TDs in 4 meetings. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has 289 catches since 2012, 4th most by TE. WR JULIAN EDELMAN had 11 catches for 97 yards in last meeting…LB JAMIE COLLINS has 3 sacks, 2 INTs & FF in his past 6 (incl. playoffs). LB DONT’A HIGHTOWER had 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks & safety last week. DE JABAAL SHEARD has 4 sacks in past 6 vs. Pit. S DURON HARMON aims for 3rd in row vs. Pit. with INT…STEELERS: Aim for 8th consecutive win at home…QB LANDRY JONES has completed 15 of 22 (68.2 pct.) for 270 yards with 2 TDs, 0 INTs & 140.3 rating in career at home…RB LE’VEON BELL has 440 scrimmage yards (146.7 per game) in 3 games in 2016. Since 2014, averages 133.9 scrimmage yards per game, most in NFL. RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in past 11…WR ANTONIO BROWN has TD in all 3 meetings. Has 68 catches for 911 yards (130.1 per game) & 9 TDs in past 7 at home.  Since 2013, leads NFL with 416 catches, 5,517 rec. yards & 24 100-yard rec. games. Ties for 1st with 39 total TDs. WR SAMMIE COATES leads NFL with 22.2 avg. yards per catch (19 catches, 421 yards). In past 3 at home, has 14 catches for 315 yards (105 per game) & 2 TDs…LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 37 tackles. LB RYAN SHAZIER has 60 tackles, 8 TFL, 2.5 sacks, INT, 2 FFs & FR in his past 7 games at home.