Welker back, Brady shines in Pats' win over Falcons

ATLANTA -- The New England Patriots' offense looks just fine, especially with Wes Welker back at wide receiver. The Falcons' defense appears to need more work.

Tom Brady threw for a touchdown, and Fred Taylor ran for a score as New England cruised past Atlanta 28-10 in a preseason game Thursday night.

Welker, who had 346 catches over the last three years, played for the first time since he tore up his left knee in January during the regular-season finale. Brady got Welker involved right away, completing passes of 6 and 14 yards on the second and third plays against the Falcons (1-1).

The Patriots (2-0) scored on two of their three possessions with the first-team offense. Taylor had a 28-yard run, and Brady passed 4 yards to Aaron Hernandez for a touchdown.

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