Orlovsky better on 3rd down

Coltsider broke down the Patriots game tape and found that Orlovsky’s decision-making in 3rd down situations dramatically changed the game:

Why was Orlovsky so successful though? The main reason is that Orlovsky trusted his playmakers. Of Orlovsky’s eight completions, four of them were underneath passes or dump-offs that allowed the receiver, tight end, or running back to run for the first down. I like to call this “The Brady Way.” Two more of the receptions were comeback routes, where the receiver got separation at the first down marker, and Orlovsky threw a perfect strike for the first down. The other two completions were long passes down the sideline, one to Collie for 23 yards (a bit high, but Collie had a great one-handed grab) and one to Garcon for the 33 yard touchdown.