Aaron Hernandez caught the go-ahead touchdown for the Patriots today, finishing the day with eight receptions for 68 yards and a score.
He was a pivotal part of the Patriots’ final drive, catching a 16-yarder to get things going before the touchdown.
“When you have a quarterback like Tom [Brady], anything can happen as long as there’s time on the clock. He had enough time to get it done.
“We just got a lot of good players out there,” Hernandez continued. “We got Wes [Welker], Deion [Branch], Chad [Ochocinco], me, [Rob] Gronkowski — so many weapons. It’s tough to cover all of us especially when you have a quarterback who is going to put it in the right spot.”
Hernandez described his touchdown, which was in the back of the end zone with 22 seconds left on the clock.
“I had an in-route and [Rob] Gronkowski had an out-route and he’s a great player so he drew the safety’s attention and I came around and Tom [Brady made a great throw and I just had to make the catch.”
There was a different flow to the final drive for the Patriots, one which Hernandez believes is because everyone was zoned in.
“We just knew it was time to step up,” he said. “The type of players we have — everyone knows we have to step up and everyone stepped up.”