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Week 5: Patriots (27) vs. Broncos (9)

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  1. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

    Oct 8, 2009
    Week 5: Patriots (27) vs. Broncos (9)

    Brady works hard, but gets win in Denver

    *NOTE: Written by request for Pats coach Gaddy.*

    by Joseph England
    Blogger, Boston Globe

    In a windy, defensive game, Tom Brady proved why he is arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the OMFL. With his top two targets locked up all day, Brady still led the Patriots to a 27-9 victory over the Denver Broncos.

    Brady led his Patriots' aerial attack, completing 24 of 33 passes for 240 yards, but only getting 1 touchdown and 1 interception. The one touchdown did not go to Randy Moss or Wes Welker. It went to Sam Aiken on a 10 yard strike in the fourth quarter. Only five completions went to Moss and Welker all day. The star of the offense was Joey Galloway, who grabbed 8 passes for 103 yards and was the big play guy all day long. Lawrence Maroney led a more balanced than normal running attack for the Patriots, running 8 times for 40 yards, and Fred Taylor played the goal line runner, only getting 12 yards on 11 carries but scoring two rushing touchdowns.

    The only issue for the Patriots was their kicking game. Steven Gostkowski made 2 of 4 field goals due to windy conditions.

    Denver quarterback Kyle Orton was erratic, completing 12 of 25 passes for 105 yards and an interception. Orton was harrassed all day as well, incurring four sacks, two from defensive tackle/end Ty Warren. Orton's favorite target was Ike Hilliard, who caught 4 passes for 30 yards. Denver's running attack struggled a bit as well, with rookie Knowshon Moreno getting 18 carries for only 51 yards.

    "Hats off to the Denver secondary. They made (Tom) Brady work for every throw he completed today," Coach Gaddy said after the game.

    Denver (2-3) goes to San Diego to take on the undefeated Chargers (4-0), while the Patriots (4-1) go to Tennessee to take on the Titans (2-3).

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