Belichick: Brady did a great job, but it was a team win


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talked with head coach Bill Belichick during a timeout in the third quarter Monday night. (Hans Deryk / REUTERS)

Tom Brady was bound to come up when Bill Belichick stepped to the podium. The QB had just shattered the franchise and Monday Night Football record for passing yards in a game with 517 on the night.

It was the 11th time a QB had thrown for 500 or more yards in a game.

His 99-yard strike to Wes Welker helped quite a bit. But Belichick wanted to make sure it was noted that the team played well overall.


“Well I think you talk about the whole team,” Belichick said. “Pass protection. [Nate] Solder a good job in there. [Brian] Waters played right guard. [Dan] Connolly had to go to center when Dan [Koppen] went out. [Antwaun] Molden got rolled up early, finished the game. We had good protection. We got a lot of protection out of our receivers. Tom did a great job of throwing the ball. So it was a good complimentary game. We ran the ball effectively, enough to keep them honest. It was no one-man band out there, we had a lot of contributions from everybody and that’s what a good offensive team should do. We should be good across the board.”

Belichick did not have an update on Koppen’s injury.

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