Bortles attempted to take a shot at the Patriots late in the first half, throwing deep to Marcedes Lewis, only for Devin McCourty to pick up an interception at the New England 16-yard line and return it to their own 43.
At New England, Tom Brady completed his 400th career touchdown pass as the Patriots continued their ideal start by easing past the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 51-17 rout.
Le’Veon Bell, back from suspension, scored a touchdown with a one-yard run in the first quarter and it proved enough as the Steelers defence stood firm.
Clockwise from front left, Bill Powers, Jean Lyons, Beth Powers, and Dave Lyons take some time to relax before the game. “They had a good day, as they’ve had in many, many days throughout their career”.
The Patriots head into their off week with a ideal record.
New England is now 3-0, and Brady is off to a scorching start: he is completing over 72 percent of his passes, is averaging 370 passing yards per game and has nine touchdowns with no interceptions. It was fun to be out there I think everyone enjoyed it. It was a good performance by our offense and a good team win after a good week of practice. Blount ran for 78 yards in his first extended action of the season (he was suspended for the opener).A milestone missing in this game was tight end Rob Gronkowski failing to become the sixth tight end ever with 60 touchdown catches. The previous record was 115 points through the first three games of the 2002 season. The Jaguars hope is Thomas will only miss the first four games, but who knows when we’ll see him play. Peyton Thompson who’s listed on the depth chart as the fifth cornerback was forced into action at free safety.
“It’s the hardest thing to do”. We only had three safeties that were active and two of them got hurt. Brady seems exhausted of questions about his age, and is on the record as saying he wants to play past 40. Witten, who has been dealing with sprained ankles and a sprained knee, practiced Wednesday and said that he expected to play. “That’s tough man”.
Cam Newton threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns while also adding a touchdown on the ground as the Carolina Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints 27-22.
Andrew Luck had a pair of touchdown passes in the space of a minute in the fourth quarter as the Indianapolis Colts rallied to stun the Tennessee Titans 35-33. Oakland has lost 19 of 20 on the road, and even a win last week could not provide much encouragement for a team that offers nearly no defensive resistance.
Blount punched it in from there to make it 30-3.
The Buccaneers (1-2) went up 9-7 on a touchdown reception by Charles Sims in the second quarter that came after an interception by Mallett, but didn’t score again.
Tom Brady became only the fourth player in National Football League history to throw 400 career touchdown passes as New England smashed Jacksonville at Foxborough. Amendola later said the team got the ball back from the fan. BRADY GOES OVER 300 FOR 66THTIME IN HIS CAREERTom Brady registered his 66 300-yard game and his 13 time with back-to-back 300-yard games. Outside of a 59-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Allen Hurns and a well-orchestrated drive against indifferent backups to the end the game, the offense looked pathetic for the most part.