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Patriots QB Tom Brady’s stats with Antonio Brown on field in Week 2 were impressive

Patriots QB Tom Brady’s stats with Antonio Brown on field in Week 2 were impressive

A new Antonio Brown era began Sunday in Miami, and the early results were encouraging for the New England Patriots.

Brown made his debut for the team and caught three passes for 36 yards from quarterback Tom Brady on the opening drive. The veteran wide receiver also drew a defensive holding penalty in the red zone that helped lead to a Sony Michel rushing touchdown on that first possession.

The 31-year-old later hauled in a 20-yard touchdown from Brady near the end of the first half. Brown was targeted four more times in the second half but he and Brady couldn’t connect on any of them. He finished with four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Overall, Brady’s stats with Brown on the field Sunday were pretty impressive. After all, the Pats earned a 43-0 win. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers, as compiled by Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. 

Brown clearly has a ways to go before his chemistry with Brady is strong, but in fairness to the wide receiver, he only had a week to learn as much of the team’s playbook as possible before Sunday’s matchup in Miami.

There’s no question Brown is still one of the league’s best wideouts, and Sunday’s performance provided an early glimpse of just how good the Patriots passing attack can become with him in the fold.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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