"We just finished talking about the sprint that we're in here to improve each week".
The Saints now have allowed 831 passing yards. six passing touchdowns, three sacks, zero INTs and a gaudy 141.4 passer rating through eight quarters. He threw for three scores in the first quarter for the first time in his career and passed for 300 yards before halftime for only the second time.
In an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning", Brady says he admires Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player and current free agent who made headlines for protesting the national anthem past year. "We know what Carolina's offense brings".
On a 3rd and 8 at the Patriots' 16-yard line, Brees made what looked like a ideal throw to receiver Ted Ginn Jr. He finished with six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.
Two second-half touchdowns from running back Kareem Hunt on runs of 53 and two yards helped Kansas City (2-0) pull away from Philadelphia (1-1).
As impressive as Brady's stat line was how impressive he looked in compiling it.
One of those new faces who sparked New England's impressive victory was training camp star Deatrich Wise.
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Medical staff members tended to him as he sat on the bench before he was taken into the medical tent on the sideline.
The injury is the latest setback for the dominating tight end.
In addition to Gronk, receivers Chris Hogan and Phillip Dorsett both spent time with the medical staff on Sunday. The most impressive of the three was the pass to Gronkowski. The Patriots left New Orleans with their first win of the season, but don't be surprised if the midweek injury report resembles something out of a shopping list for household essentials.
The season began with notions that the Patriots were equipped for a potential run at a 19-0 season. Brady and the offense looked out of sync in the dud of an opener, a 42-27 loss to the Chiefs in Foxborough, Mass. The Saints, in the wake of their 29-19 loss at Minnesota last Monday night and Sunday's 36-20 defeat against the New England Patriots in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome - "Doomed in the Dome" is a gripping title, don't you think? - are grasping at those anomalies like debris from a sinking ship.
Brees had a couple of big connections with Michael Thomas as well; one for 33 yards that saw Stephon Gilmore get crossed up in coverage and another for 21 yards where the receiver was wide open after a play fake.
In the second half, Gostkowski added two field goals as the Patriots would cruise to the win.
The Saints thought they had changed their fortunes when Williams intercepted a floater by Brady and returned it inside the New England 20 on the Patriots' opening possession of the second half.
When they played by the rules, the Saints appeared helpless to stop anything Brady did.
"This week will be a defining one for us", defensive end Cam Jordan said frankly. They converted just 4 of 12 on Sunday after going 4 of 11 in Week 1. The game will be broadcast on CBS and will be announced with new CBS commentator Tony Romo (former QB of the Dallas Cowboys).