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New England Patriots Links 9/27/10 - Brady's Balanced Offense Carries The Team

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Randy Moss offers his post-game comments following his 2 TD performance against the Bills.

Just determination [to improve the second half breakdowns] and will and wanting to, that's all. I think I said last week that I couldn't wait for this week to get here because I knew what type of preparation we needed to have to be able to play a divisional game, but I also knew Coach Belichick was going to work us pretty hard this week. Really, the second half, really playing four quarters and coming in after making your halftime adjustments, is just will and determination and just going out there and wanting to do it. They called the plays and we have to go out there and execute it as players. I think in the past, we've stubbed our toe, but today was just good from all angles. We were able to put some points on the board in the second half, so hopefully we can build off that.

Anytime you lose a player like Kevin Faulk, you have to go back to the drawing board. I'm not saying that because he's a teammate of mine. Game recognizes game. I know he's a hell of a ball player. With bringing in Woody [Danny Woodhead]...I like Woody. He's a little stub guy, a little short [guy]. He runs hard and has some nice cuts. I'm not disrespecting him, and I know it's hard to replace Kevin Faulk, but hopefully he can come in and be Woodhead and not try to be Kevin. I think we liked the things we saw out there, not just from him - from an offensive perspective. We win as a team; we lose as a team. You always can hold your head up high when you win and lower it when you lose. We'll just go back to the drawing board and hopefully we have a game plan for the Miami Dolphins.

Tom Brady talks about the contribution of everyone on offense.

Everyone contributed. I think that was the great part about today. Randy had two big touchdowns. Gronk [Rob Gronkowski] had one. The running game was awesome. We've just got to be a bit more consistent. When we stopped on drives, it's kind of self-enforced, which is a bit frustrating for us. But at the same time, it's also great to see that when we don't make our own mistakes, then we can get the ball in the end zone. It was a good second half. That was a big point of emphasis this week. Good to get the win.

It was good because I think there was some good situational football as well. That field goal just before halftime, getting the ball with 30 seconds. To move it and get three points with 30 seconds left, those are critical points in the game. We go into the locker room feeling good about what we're doing and knowing that we can go out and move the ball. It was just a good win for us. It was a good win. This week will be a great week. We got to win up there. We've got to win a meaningful game on the road. If we're going to be a good team, we've got to start winning on the road.

Bill Belichick on whether the Pats were being more aggressive on second downs to avoid third down situations without Kevin Faulk.

We're always trying to run the best plays we can, believe it or not. We always try to work good plays, whether it's first, second or third down. Our efficiency was good in the second half. We had our moments. We had some good ones. We had a couple that didn't work out so well, but overall we were fairly productive on third-down. We were able to have a couple long drives there and got a couple plays from Woody [Danny Woodhead and] our spread offense, so that was good. That was good, but not perfect though. We've still got a lot of work to do.

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  • NFL Game Center - Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots. Recap, analysis, stats and that nifty highlight video.
  • Peter King (SI) MMQB: Week 3 had its share of redemption and surprising, feel-good stories.
  • Don Banks (SI) Inside the NFL: Week 3.
  • Matt Bowen (Nat'l Football Post) Week 3 post game notebook.
  • Vinny Iyer (Sporting News) Week 3 NFL checkdown.

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