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.