Outstanding performances by the Patriots
Deion Branch, Nov. 25, Patriots at Lions
The Patriots overcame a sluggish first half as Tom Brady threw four second-half touchdowns, including this 79-yarder to Deion Branch, who ran past cornerback Alphonso Smith. Branch, who caught three passes for 113 yards, and two touchdowns, had the honor of both tying the game at 24 with the aforementioned 79-yard catch and run, and of giving his team a nonrefundable lead of 31-24 with a 22-yard reception in the left corner of the end zone, after which he made a double bow to the crowd before handing the football to a young lady in Patriots garb. Its Thanksgiving, he said by way of explanation. Im very thankful to be playing on this special day. Were all blessed. The fans who come here spend a lot of money. Yes, were entertaining them, but I thought she would appreciate the football."