Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, in his postgame remarks Sunday, enthused about what he described as a comprehensive team effort that yielded a 59-24 victory over the Colts.
"That was awesome. That was a fun day. That was a team win. Got contributions from all three units," Brady said. "We knew our mental toughness would be tested. I thought our guys responded."
Brady described an offense in which opposing teams must pick their poison. Matchup challenges like Rob Gronkowski yield potential opportunities for other players like Wes Welker, Julian Edelman and the running backs, and give opponents pause about whether or not to blitz. Asked specifically about Edelman (five catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns -- one receiving, one on a punt return), Brady painted the portrait of a modular and adjustable offense even more explicitly.
"That's team football. That's what it's about. Julian's been dying to get out there and make plays. He certainly did today. We needed it," Brady said. "Next week, it could be someone else."
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