Patriots are the new Colts

Potent offense with a porous defense?  Yeah, that’s the Patriots.  The media is piling on the Pats this week as some question the validity of Belichick’s defensive genius.  At the least they got torched by a guy who wasn’t even on the Colts roster all 12 weeks and is best known for his time with two winless teams:

Instead, the Patriots made arguably the worst and least accomplished quarterback in the NFL look like a combination of Johnny Unitas and Aaron Rodgers(notes).

Orlovsky came out swinging, completing his first seven passes. And he was almost perfect in the second half, connecting on all but two passes as he led a furious comeback effort.

Orlovsky ended the day with career bests in completions (30), completion percentage (81.1 percent), passing yards (353) and passer rating (113.2). He matched his career best with two touchdown passes, a feat he had accomplished in only two other games.

The 24 points were the most any team has scored with Orlovsky as a starter.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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