Patriots remain in firm control, but Rob Gronkowski leaves for medical attention

Beth Cruz
September 18, 2017

New Orleans traded up in the 2014 NFL Draft to take Cooks 20th overall, and he hauled in 215 receptions for 2,861 yards and 20 touchdowns in three seasons with the team. I don't really think it's a healthy thing for your body to go through like, through that kind of aggression like, all the time - that can not be healthy for you, right? Seemingly a broken play, Brady exploited Anzalone once again. Brady was ineffective and often off-target, completing 16-of-36 passes (44 percent) for 267 yards with no touchdowns. Not only were 42 points the most allowed since coach Bill Belichick arrived in New England, but star linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee) was injured in Week 1 and his status for Sunday is unclear.

"I don't worry about them, no", Brady tells O'Donnell about concussions.

He was seen riding the bike on the sideline, but he never returned to the game.

At the end of the Saints game, as CBS color commentator Tony Romo scanned the field, he took note of the fact that running back James White was the only player that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could use to isolate a mismatch.

■ Since 2010, the Patriots and Saints are 1-2 in points scored.


The Patriots scored on five of their first six possessions and punted only twice in the game. Wise, New England's lone 2017 draft pick on this week's 53-man roster, had four quarterback hits and another tackle for a loss as well.

Now in his 18th year as a pro, Brady has been sacked 420 times in regular season games. The Saints are struggling on both sides of the ball and that does not bode well for a team facing the Patriots after a surprising and rather lopsided home opening loss a week ago.

The Saints meanwhile are coming off a disappointing effort on the road on Monday Night Football as they were embarrassed by the Minnesota Vikings and heading into this weekend they look like a group in turmoil as the Adrian Peterson experiment could come to a crashing end in a hurry.

What games are worth watching at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon while you twiddle your thumbs and pace the floor of your viewing area?

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