Ups and downs

Who’s up, who’s down for the Patriots?

Tom Brady –- Finishes 22-of-27 for 350 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. His passer rating: a sparkling 140.4, the fourth-best of his career.

Daniel Graham –- Tight end totals five receptions for a career-high 119 yards and a brilliant 45-yard touchdown in which he displayed the speed and power that makes him a unique –- and previously underutilized –- talent.

Deion Branch –- After a one-catch effort against the Chargers, he totals a game-high eight catches for 107 yards, including a big grab on third down of the winning drive.

Corey Dillon –- Totals a season-high 106 rushing yards on 23 carries -– for a 4.6-yard average.


Patrick Pass/Larry Izzo –- Both tie for the team lead with three special teams tackles apiece.

Benjamin Watson –- His one 33-yard touchdown catch aside, he committed three penalties (two pass interference, one false start).

Duane Starks/Asante Samuel –- Not a consistent game for the corners –- Starks had at least one interception slip through his hands, and Samuel wasn’t his usual stingy self.

Monty Beisel/Chad Brown –- Middle linebackers were driven off the ball –- Beisel finished with three tackles and Brown two.

Team discipline –- Committing 11 penalties –- four of which came in the fourth quarter –- is a prescription for future problems if not corrected.

Looking ahead, we’ll plan on filing our next update Monday after Bill Belichick’s press conference (11:45 a.m. EDT).



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