Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished the game against the New York Giants without a passing touchdown. But, he did find the end zone twice. The Patriots struggled this season to find an effective goal-line back, so Brady had to do everything by himself. He scored touchdowns on two 1-yard quarterback sneaks in the Patriots’ 35-14 win the Patriots’ 35-14 win at Gillette Stadium.
Last night, Brady passed Peyton Manning on the league’s all-time completion and passing yards lists. He is now the oldest football player to rush for multiple touchdown in one game, as confirmed by ESPN Stats and Info.
Julian Edelman paid tribute to Brady’s goal-line prowess when talking with reporters after the game.
“He’s the best QB sneaker of all time,” Edelman said. “He’s the GOAT of QB sneaks.”
These are the 27th and 28th rushing touchdowns of TB12’s Patriots career. He had run for multiple touchdowns twice previously. It happened in 2007 against the Washington Redskins and in 2011 against the Miami Dolphins.
“We were low on some bodies and had some opportunity there, so I tried to just get it in,” the quarterback said. He threw an interception and lost a fumble that ended with a touchdown in an uneven performance.
“It is a game of adversity and something that we were prepared for,” Edelman said in the post-game press conference. “It wasn’t as pretty as we wanted it but we were able to get it down and hats off to defense and special teams for once again doing unbelievable things. We just have to hold our bargain up more.”
Brady is happy with how things turned out. The Patriots are 6-0 now.
“How do I describe it? Happy we won. Happy to get to 6-0. Yeah, we just grinded it out pretty good. Got kind of forced into one grouping there in the second half. I don’t think that’s ever happened in 20 years, but defense played great, special teams played great. Outside of a few plays, it would have been pretty good. So, we’re hanging in there.”
They are off to another win on Sunday.