Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Deshaun Watson Milly Rocks after TD run against Patriots

Deshaun Watson Milly Rocks after TD run against Patriots

After Brady went to the bench, Jimmy Garoppolo replaced Brady and played against a lot of reserves.

That was an obvious positive in Garoppolo's performance on Saturday night, albeit against the Texans' backup defense.

On second down, Burkhead was covered by rookie inside linebacker Zach Cunningham. Cooks had 31 connections with Brady during training camp, which was third most on the team, but this was their first chance to hook up in a slightly more intense environment since the Patriots acquired Cooks in an offseason trade with the New Orleans Saints. On a simple dump pass over the middle, D'Onta Foreman scooted 63 yards down to the Patriots' 4. The march ended with a 22-yard catch-and-run touchdown to running back Rex Burkhead. Although he did not have any long yardage plays, he did beat the Patriots top corner Malcolm Butler for a touchdown. It seemed the second-round pick would be a rare Belichick bust, leading the National Football League in muffed punts and struggling in coverage.

"Midseason to me is always about the time where I think you kind of know what you have", Belichick said.

The good news is that the Texans may have found Fullers' replacement.

James O'Shaughnessy led New England in receiving with 5 catches for 41 yards. Ellington constantly got open, with catches of 12, 37, 11, and 33 yards in the showdown.

Another rookie edge rusher, Deatrich Wise, did not play after suffering a concussion in the first preseason game against Jacksonville.

Foreman, drafted by Houston in the third round of this year's draft, had a very impressive game.

The Patriots return to action on Friday, August 25 when they visit the Detroit Lions. When targeted, Jones allowed quarterbacks to go 1 of 2 for three yards. He played well, breaking up 2 passes and stopping 3 more.

"I'm really, really comfortable with this offense", Savage said.

Kony Ealy played a decent game for the Patriots, looking solid off the line. So, I think that is important to tell any player.

This year, Gronkowski will attempt to stay healthy and productive for head coach Bill Belichick and company as the team tries to repeat as Super Bowl. Brissett has work to do, luckily he'll have time before he's thrown into a game.

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