Quick Take: Pats-Titans

It was over when ...

Wes Welker was on the receiving end of two of Tom Brady's career-high tying six touchdown passes.

(Winslow Townson / Associated Press)

The Patriots scored 35 points in the second quarter, all on the arm of Tom Brady. His five touchdown passes in the second quarter were the most by any player in a quarter since 1950.

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It took six weeks, but Brady finally looked like himself, albeit against the Titans' 31st-ranked pass defense. Playing in the rain and snow, Brady completed 19 of his first 20 passes, displaying the accuracy -- especially on the long ball -- that was missing from his first five starts. Brady finished 29 of 34 with 380 yards and tied a career-high with six touchdowns before he was replaced by rookie QB Brian Hoyer on New England's second drive in the third quarter.

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The Titans entered the game with 13 turnovers and a negative-5 turnover differential, and we're not aided by the wintry conditions at Gillette Stadium. They committed five turnovers (three fumbles, two interceptions), including three in the second quarter alone.


The Patriots' 59 points on 619 total yards are both franchise records. They scored 45 points in the first half, the most for any team in a half since 2002. ... The Titans started 0-6 for the first time since 1984 when the Oilers opened 0-10. ... Tennessee has allowed 30-plus points in four of their last five games. ... Since 2003, the Patriots have lost consecutive regular-season games only once, losing two straight in 2006. The Patriots are an NFL-best 29-12 in games following a loss since 2000 (under Bill Belichick). ... Patriots LB Junior Seau was active for the Patriots, finishing with two tackles and a fumble recovery. ... Titans RB LenDale White was carted to the locker room in the second quarter and did not return. Cameras showed White favoring his left leg on the sideline. ... Patriots RB Sammy Morris left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury and did not return.

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