Tom Brady's masterpiece has Patriots looking like the Patriots again

From ESPN - September 17, 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots looked like the New England Patriots again, and it all started with quarterback Tom Brady.

Breathing fire all week after a season-opening loss in which he said the teams attitude and competitiveness needed to be at a higher level, Brady turned in a masterpiece in Sundays 36-20 win over the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

One visual that stood out came at the start of the fourth quarter, when the Patriots were in control with a 33-13 lead, as Brady paced up and down the sideline while speaking with emotion to each position group. He was clearly letting them know they couldnt have a repeat of the opener, when they were outscored 21-0 in the final quarter.

The Patriots finished stronger, but it was their start that was truly dazzling.

After Brady called out his team, he backed it up by throwing for three first-quarter touchdowns for the first time in his career. That gave the Patriots an early cushion as they continue to work through some defensive issues.


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