Complete domination on a sloppy day by the New England Patriots.
They didn’t play their best, but still defeated Washington by 17 points in a very sloppy game by the offense, however, the defense was a different story for the second straight week.
LeGarrette Blount carried the offense in the 2nd half, and he went for over a hundred yards with a touchdown, and LaFell gave Brady another weapon on a day that saw Edelman fumble and Gronk ineffective.
The Patriots took their opening drive down the field with a good mix of run and pass, to finish it off with a touchdown from Brady to Edelman 8 yards out.
The Patriots went for a surprise onside kick and recovered! But, it was all for nothing as Julian Edelman fumbled the ball away after a first down pick up. It was good practice though.
The very first play for Washington was an interception that went right off the hands of Pierre Garcon and into the waiting arms of Logan Ryan. The INT led to a LeGarrette Blount touchdown from the five yard line.
The Patriots would move the ball again after Washington did nothing, but Brady would throw an interception in the red zone that was returned to set up the Redskins in good field position. It would have been a pick six if Brady hadn’t thrown his body out to make the tackle. The defense would hold strong, though, and force a turnover on downs.
Led by Blount, the Pats would go on a long, time consuming drive to set up Stephen Gostkowski’s 21 yard field goal.
The Redskins would copy the Patriots and go on a long, time consuming drive to end the half with a field goal, making it 17-3 at the half.
The 3rd quarter started for Washington the same way they began the game, with a turnover on 3rd and 2nd. Matt Jones would fumble the ball thanks to a strip by Alan Branch, recovered by none other than Rob Ninkovich.
Behind Blount once again, the Patriots would march up the field slowly, and end it with a field goal from 21 yards out.
The 3rd quarter would be uneventful after the turnover. The fourth, with the Patriots moving the ball once again, would end with a Brady to Brandon Bolden 18 yard touchdown. The pass was right on the money to an open Bolden.
The fourth quarter would continue on without much action until Washington scored in garbage time, a Kirk Cousins to Jordan Reed touchdown, to give us the final 27-10.
The Patriots lost Dion Lewis in the 2nd half with a knee injury, it is unknown how severe it will be. The Pats also lost their RT Vollmer to a head injury, he shouldn’t miss too much time, and they lost Duron Harmon, unclear how serious.
The Patriots offense was sloppy, but managed 27 points, not bad for a down day at the office. The defense was great again, allowing 10 points.
QB Tom Brady: 26/39 for 299 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
RB LeGarrette Blount: 29 rushing attempts for 129 yards and 1 touchdown.
WR Brandon LaFell: 5 receptions for 102 yards.
WR Julian Edelman: 5 receptions for 55 yards and 1 touchdown.
CB Logan Ryan: 6 tackles and 1 interception.
DE Chandler Jones: 4 tackles and 1 sack.
Game MVP: RB LeGarrette Blount.
Blount and LaFell got in on the action today, both going into triple digits, proving the Pats have way too many weapons for defenses to stop. But, Blount provided a spark for the offense, unleashing the same ole trauma, we are use to seeing from him on game days.