One of those new faces who sparked New England's impressive victory was training camp star Deatrich Wise. Rex Burkhead also had three catches for 41 yards and a TD. "I'm focused on this year and improvement and working on things I need to get better at".
Assuming Dorsett did not suffer any significant injury, the speedy wideout could prove to be an excellent addition to an offense that is not even operating at full tilt just yet. Gronkowksi was fairly well-covered as the play initially developed, but Brady lobbed the ball in No. 87's direction, once again right over Anzalone.
Gronkowski was forced out of Sunday's game against the Saints with a groin injury, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. After going back and forth, the Chiefs took off in the fourth quarter and put the Pats away. RB James White had eight receptions for 85 yards as Brady picked apart the Saints underneath. Gronkowski had six catches for a team-high 116 yards.
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The Patriots scored 30 points in the first half, taking a 17-point lead to the locker room.
The defense remains far from ideal but after the debacle in Week One, the progress is notable. With how both defenses looked last week, though, this game could well be a shootout.
Gronk appeared to be in pain immediately after being tackled in the third quarter.
They've met four times in the Tom Brady era with the Patriots posting a 3-1 record, with all their wins coming in Foxborough, Mass.
He had such a night during the Patriots' season-opening 42-27 loss to Kansas City, and afterward it prompted the quarterback to call for a complete reset of his team's mental approach heading into Week 2. For their next game, New England returns home to host the Houston Texans next Sunday at 1 p.m.