Tom Brady completed 21-of-29 passes for 326 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Monday’s 45-3 win over the Jets in Week 13.
It’s essentially the same stat line Brady posted in Week 12 against a significantly worse Lions’ defense. Brady was absolutely magnificent, methodically picking apart an overwhelmed Jets’ defense. He showed no signs of his phantom "foot injury" as he moved well in the pocket and gave his receivers a chance to run after the catch on each of his passes. Brady has 17 touchdowns and no interceptions in his last 7 games, and although he has a tough schedule ahead, there’s not a hotter quarterback in the league. Consider him a rock solid QB1 play regardless of the opponent.
Dustin Keller caught three passes for 27 yards in a 45-3 loss to New England Monday night.
Our View: Keller finished fourth on the team with four targets, and he’s now gone over three catches just twice over his past eight games. He hasn’t scored once during that stretch, and he’s quickly becoming an afterthought in this offense.
Santonio Holmes caught seven passes for 72 yards in New York’s 45-3 loss to the Patriots.
Our View: Holmes was targeted a team-high 12 times, though that was part of the problem on occasion. Mark Sanchez seemed to be forcing it to Holmes, and that’ll help a guy throw three picks. Still, he’s grabbed at least five passes in each of his past five games, scoring all four of his TD over that time.
LaDainian Tomlinson ran 10 times for 47 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards as the Jets fell to New England 45-3 Monday night.
Our View: Shonn Greene carried 13 times, gaining 64 yards, and he looked much stronger than Tomlinson. LT has just 35 carries over his past three games, and he hasn’t scored since the Week 7 bye. After such a poor performance by Mark Sanchez, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Jets get back to running the ball against Miami Week 14, but Greene will likely be the biggest beneficiary.
Shonn Greene ran 13 times for just 64 yards in New York’s 45-3 loss to the Patriots.
Our View: The Jets never had a chance to get the ground game going in this one, though Greene looked fine when given the chance. He averaged 4.9 yards per carry, his best mark since Week 5. Still, he hasn’t scored since then, either.
Mark Sanchez was awful Monday night, tossing three picks as the Patriots ran away with a 48-3 victory.
Our View: Sanchez finished 17-of-33 for 164 yards, fumbling once along the way for good measure. He looked very much like a young, unsure passer, and he’s now thrown only seven TD against nine picks over his past six games. He gets a home game against Miami next week.
Aaron Hernandez caught his fourth TD pass of the season in New England’s 48-3 rout of the Jets.
Our View: Hernandez caught three passes for 51 yards, overshadowing fellow rookie tight end Rob Gronkowski’s one for 12. All four of his TD this season have come in his past five games, and he remains a decent TE2 option.
Deion Branch hauled in three passes for 64 yards and a score as the Pats pummeled the Jets 48-3.
Our View: Branch snatched a 25-yarder to make it 17-0 in the first quarter, and he and Tom Brady seem to be regaining their comfort. He’s scored three times in his past two games, and he’s gone for at least 64 yards in four straight.
Wes Welker grabbed seven passes for 80 yards and a score in New England’s 48-3 drubbing of the Jets.
Our View: Welker tied Deion Branch for the team high with seven targets, though he actually caught all of his. He’s been a scoring machine lately, racking up four of his seven TD over his past three games. With an “anything goes” offense in New England, Welker has as good a shot of scoring in the red zone as anyone.
Danny Woodhead hauled in four passes for 104 yards and ran twice for 11 yards as the Pats slammed the Jets 48-3.
Our View: Woodhead was targeted only four times, but he caught them all. Still, he didn’t get into the end zone for the sixth time in his past eight games, and his four catches were a three-game low. Wes Welker and Deion Branch finished with seven targets apiece.