Branch has big game as Patriots keep rolling

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 28, 2011
Tom Brady has plenty of productive targets to throw to. Now Deion Branch is coming off one of his best games of the season. Branch had six catches for 125 yards in the New England Patriots' 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. And he's not even one of the top threats in a passing game with Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski. Welker leads the NFL with 82 receptions and Gronkowski is second in the league in touchdown catches with 11. Coach Bill Belichick said Monday that Branch is a very instinctive receiver with a great sense of timing of when Brady is ready to throw. The Patriots (8-3) are tied for the best record in the AFC. They're home Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts (0-11).
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