Originally written on Chicks in the Huddle  |  Last updated 6/22/14

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after Laurence Maroney scored a 2-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

One day the Patriots will play a game and I will not get ulcers while watching.  One day…

It was the Patriots against the Cowboys at home.  Tom Brady vs. Tony Romo.  Lots of offense, and hopefully a lot of good defense.

One out of two ain’t bad.  Good defense (surprisingly on both sides)… not so much good offense.  They traded field goals, then a touchdown each, another field goal apiece.  They also traded turnovers.  It was not a pretty game by far.  And the Patriots waited until the last possible minute to march down the field with spectacular plays and get the 7 points in the end.

Big players for the Patriots- Of course TB12 Tom Brady.  He had the patience and the leadership and helped the team get down the field on that last drive that lead to the winning touchdown.  Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski (as usual) for getting open and making great catches.  Wes Welker and Dieon Branch for their big catches and yards as well.  And that defense!  This is beginning to look like what a good D should!  Haynesworth had some plays, as did Spikes and Wilfork making that stop to keep the Cowboys to a FG- and Carter on the sacks!

My Wes got a touchdown to add to all his catches and yards!  He made the catch in the 2nd quarter, barely getting it over the line and inside the Pylons.  Coach Belichick had to challenge the call on the field (down at the 1-yd line) and he won.  Wes got the touchdown and put the Patriots up.  Too bad Jason Witten got a TD for the Cowboys on the next drive.

But that last drive was a thing of beauty.  Brady was flawless.  He connected with Welker, Woodhead, Hernandez… and finally Hernandez makes up for the 3rd Q fumble loss by catching Brady’s pass in the endzone.  Once again, Hernandez made it rain.  May not be the showiest of end-zone celebrations, but if it means points for the Patriots, I’ll take it!

The Dallas D looked pretty good most of the game, but they got roasted and toasted on that last drive.  They simply could not stop the Patriots, and the Patriots didn’t stop themselves either!

The Patriots didn’t roast the Cowboys over an open fire like I’d hoped, but they still won.  That’s all that matters at the end of the day.  The Patriots head into their bye week at 5-1 in a close AFC East division (well, except for Miami).

Rest up boys, the rest of the season awaits.


Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa


Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

Niners OT Anthony Davis takes shot at offensive coordinator

Report: Josh Smith expected to sign with Rockets

Cullen Jenkins unhappy over his roughing the passer fine

Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Mike Yeo slams Wild for not having 'winner's attitude'

Michigan St. QB, Ohio State TE have awkward Twitter exchange

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each NFL Week 17 game

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Ibaka, Aldridge ejected for scuffle

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Nick Young on Kobe-less win: He needs to pass

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.