1:00 PM ET, October 7, 2007
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The Patriots have had plenty to celebrate this season. Junior Seau finally gave in to the temptation.
The Patriots are off to another hot start, marking the fifth time in franchise history they've begun a season 4-0 or better. Here's a look at the rest:
We can't say enough about offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, QB Tom Brady and the Patriots' ability to attack with all three levels. However, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and the Patriots' zone blitz schemes created a lot of problems for QB Derek Anderson, resulting in game-changing interceptions. The Patriots did a great job of mixing up their coverage schemes on the back end while not allowing the Browns any explosive downfield plays by usual playmakers WR Braylon Edwards and TE Kellen Winslow. The Patriots were very physical out on the perimeter while relying on their four-man rush with some interior games and zone blitz schemes to disrupt the flow and rhythm of the Browns' passing attack.
-- Keith Kidd, Scouts Inc.
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The Patriots had scored in every quarter this season until being shut out in the third. ... Jason Wright gained 59 yards in 15 carries in place of Lewis. ... Brady wasn't sacked for the third game this season and has been sacked only three times.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||5.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||08:01||Stephen Gostkowski 20 Yd||0||3|
|TD||02:33||Donte' Stallworth 34 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||10|
|FG||06:12||Stephen Gostkowski 25 Yd||0||13|
|TD||01:01||Benjamin Watson 7 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||20|
|FG||07:32||Phil Dawson 42 Yd||3||20|
|TD||14:10||Tim Carter 21 Yd Pass From Derek Anderson (Phil Dawson Kick)||10||20|
|TD||09:40||Benjamin Watson 25 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||10||27|
|TD||05:56||Kellen Winslow 14 Yd Pass From Derek Anderson (Phil Dawson Kick)||17||27|
|TD||00:42||Randall Gay 15 Yd Fumble Return (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||17||34|