Patriots vs Saints Final Scores and Results: Tom Brady shows up

Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter for the first time in his career, eclipsed 300 yards passing in the first half for only the second time, and New England scored 30 first-half points en route to a 36-20 victory over the winless Saints.


The New England Patriots play the New Orleans Saints in Week 2 of the NFL schedule on Sunday, start time at 1:00 PM ET, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The New England Patriots (0-1) are coming from a 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1. Tom Brady completed 16 of 36 passes for 267 yards and no touchdowns.

On the ground, Mike Gillislee rushed for 45 yards and three touchdowns in 15 carries while James White added 38 yards in 10 carries. Chris Hogan added 17 yards in three attempts. In the receiving end, Danny Amendola posted 100 yards in six receptions while Brandin Cooks added 88 yards in three catches. Rob Gronkowski contributed 33 yards in three receptions while White added 30 yards in three catches.

Offensively, the Patriots are averaging 27.0 points and 371.0 total yards (247.0 in passing and 124.0 in rushing). Defensively, the Patriots are yielding 42.0 points and 537.0 total yards (352.0 in passing and 185.0 in rushing per game).

The New Orleans Saints (0-1) are coming from a 29-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. Drew Brees completed 27 of 37 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown.

On the ground, Adrian Peterson rushed for 18 yards in six attempts while Alvin Kamara added 18 yards in seven carries. Mark Ingram added 17 yards. In the receiving end, Coby Fleener posted 54 yards and a touchdown in five receptions while Ingram added 54 yards in five catches. Ted Ginn Jr. contributed 53 yards while TommyLee Lewis added 52 yards.

Offensively, the Saints are averaging 19.0 points and 344.0 total yards (284.0 in passing and 60.0 in rushing per game). Defensively, the Saints are yielding 29.0 points and 470.0 total yards (341.0 in passing and 129.0 in rushing) per game.

Saints vs Patriots NFL game schedule info:

Date: September 17, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Odds and Point Spread: +4.5 Saints
Prediction: Patriots win

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