NFL WEEK 5 IN REVIEW: Patriots 31, Broncos 21
This was it.
A matchup between 2 generational quarterbacking Gods in a league in which the position may be more important than ever.
The hype was the same, the excitement was the same, and statistically throughout the careers of these 2 sure fire, first ballot hall of famers, the outcome was the same.
Coming into Sunday’s matchup between Tom Brady’s New England Patriots and Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos, Tom “Captain Uggs” Cool held an 8-4 edge over Manning in 12 career head to head battles.
It was 9-4 by the time 2 guys who may very well be known as 2 of the top 5 QB’s in NFL history conducted their postgame interviews on Sunday.
Tom Brady’s 223 yards and 1 TD toss on 23 of 31 was actually out performed by Peyton Manning’s 345 yards and 3 TD’s on 31 of 44, but on a day in which his team rushed for 251 yards, he didn’t need to me.
Stevan Ridley lead a massive New England Patriots’ rushing attack that pounded out 251 yards and 3 TD’s with 151 yards and a TD all for himself on Sunday. Those are numbers that you would’ve been more likely to expect from the Denver Broncos, a team that lead the NFL in rushing in 2011, coming into this season. But THIS season’s New England Patriots’ team is different from the Pats’ offense that used to rely on the deep ball from Brady to Moss, and it’s different than the Pats’ offense that relied on Brady to Gronk and Hernandez last season. THIS season’s New England Patriots’ team is going to run it down your throat and STILL make you deal with Gronk and a soon to be returning Aaron Hernandez.
THIS New England Patriots’ offense may be the most versatile one they have had in the remarkably successful Brady/Bellichick error.
And the rest of the should be afraid.