But not everything goes as expected in the NFL.
But it was Brady - with one TD and 294 yards - who looked more composed at shotgun.
On a night that was billed as being a showdown between star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, the biggest pass of the night may have been thrown by Pats wide receiver Julian Edelman.
They again turned to receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to help carry the load in the backfield.
"Usually it goes to [Julian Edelman] and the corner just flew up on the fake", Brady said of the connection with Gordon.
"We had a couple good drives there", Rodgers said of the few instances Sunday night in which things seemed to go right.
New England extended their lead to 31-17 with a touchdown with about seven-and-a-half minutes left in the game.
The Patriots challenge a Rodgers-to-Adams catch.
A Tom Brady bullet to Gordon ends with a 55-yard touchdown. That's when Packers RB Aaron Jones fumbled and the Patriots never looked back. "That first drive, the tempo they had kind of got to me a little bit, but it kind of got better as the game was going on".
The Packers defense holds the Patriots to a quick three-and-out. Of course, the fact of the matter is the Packers are now a sub-.500 team. That finally happened at 4:49 of the second quarter and it tied the game, 10-10. The Patriots have to settle for a 28-yard field goal. The Patriots could do the same between Michel and James White. After the first-round pick racked up 422 rushing yards and four touchdowns to start the year, there was plenty of optimism surrounding a possible return in the near future.
"I don't know how he would handle that for 16, 17, 18 seasons", he says. After a drop in the first half, Rodgers allegedly told the rookei that he was going to come back his way in the second half.
Catching on: Much like Davante Adams did as a rookie against the Patriots in 2014, rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling stepped up and shined in the No. 3 role Sunday.
Rodgers threw two touchdowns and 259 yards in the game.
New England also capitalized on a pair of long flea-flicker passes to set up scores.
Meanwhile, the Patriots' defense hasn't exactly shut down the opposition.
The last meeting between the teams came in 2014 when Green Bay edged New England 26-21 at Lambeau Field. They were driving the ball, getting into the red area.
There is still debate about whether Flowers is a good or great player. We always talk about creating turnovers.
"He's big for us".
Phillip Dorsett extended the drive with a 17-yard catch on third-and-7.
All of a sudden, the Patriots were rolling. "We understand we can do it". That's fine for many tight ends, especially this season as a good tight end can be hard to find, but it's unusual for Gronkowski.