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November 23, 2009

Two-minute Drill

Big Shows

1. Brady/Welker — Wes Welker's best day ever as a Patriot, and there's been some great ones. He finishes with 15 catches for 192 yards. The man took a pounding. He's sure to feel this one over the next couple days. Sorry, Randy Moss didn't hold up his leg of the triumvirate as he was virtually erased by Darrelle Revis.

2. Leigh Bodden — The Pats corner can thank Mark Sanchez for putting him here as he basically had the ball thrown to him whether he was covering anyone or not. Still, three picks are three picks, tying a Pats' record set by Asante Samuel in 2006.

3. Vince Wilfork/Ty Warren - When it was still a football game and not a walkover, these two owned the line of scrimmage. The Jets managed just 63 rushing yards on 21 carries in three quarters, during which Wilfork and Warren combined for six solo tackles.

No Shows

1. Moss — Humbled in the hyped showdown with Revis, he made five catches for 34 yards.

2. Jonathan Wilhite - Didn't come close to handling Jerricho Cotchery (3 catches, 84 yards, 1 TD).

3. Jerod Mayo - Until all you Kool-Aid sippers wake up, I will continue to state the facts. Mayo finished with five solo tackles on runs which the Jets gained 2, 7, 11, 1 and 4 yards (an average of 5 yards per rush). No interceptions, fumbles, pressures or sacks.

4. Ben Watson - I know he played, because the box score said so, but he wasn't even targeted for a pass. Isaiah Stanback was thrown to a couple times. Watson couldn't draw an attempt.

Grading the Groups

Offense

Line (B) — New England rolled up 410 yards on 78 plays. The front carved out enough room to run and did a decent job protecting Brady. All in all, a solid day considering Dan Connolly started in place of injured Stephen Neal and Mark LeVoir was forced into duty when Sebastian Vollmer left for some time with an injury.

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