The Patriots’ offense has undergone its fair share of scrutiny this season, but on Sunday, Tom Brady and Co. put on an absolute show, thrashing the Steelers 55-31.
Pittsburgh gave up the most points they have ever allowed in a game en route to the New England quarterback’s best game of the season. Throwing for 432 yards and four touchdowns, Brady completed 23 of his 33 pass attempts and didn’t throw an interception on the day.
Brady shared the wealth pretty evenly and impressively, with multiple receivers getting in on all the scoring action, but which weapon was the most impressive against the Steelers?
After battling injuries for the majority of the season, Danny Amendola returned to his old ways in Week 9, turning in a strong performance. After only recording three catches for 15 yards in the week prior, the wide receiver increased his production, hauling in four catches for 122 yards and a touchdown — the first time he has found the end zone this season.
Brady also showed trust in his rookie as Aaron Dobson ended the day with two touchdowns. Dobson accounted for the second-most targets, catching five passes for 130 yards, enjoying his best game of the season as well.
Rob Gronkowski took a cue from Amendola and got on the board with his first touchdown of the year, catching a 19-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. After missing the first six games of the season, Gronk turned in a classic performance, catching a career-high nine passes for 143 yards. Only a week ago, the star tight end put up only 27 receiving yards.
Last but not least, Stevan Ridley joined the club and had himself a day, as well. The running back consistently beat the Steelers defense, rushing for 115 yards on 26 carries, adding two touchdowns to his total. In a day full of breakout performances, Ridley followed suit, recording his first 100-yard rushing game of the season.
The Patriots’ offensive explosion resulted in plenty of stars of the game, but which one do you think was the most impressive in Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh? Voice your opinion in the poll below.