patswin Pats win season opener, 38 24

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Tom Brady threw two of his three touchdown passes to Wes Welker, who returned from a serious knee injury, and led the New England Patriots to a 38-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

The season-opening victory came just three days after Brady was unhurt in a two-car crash then agreed to a contract making him the NFL’s highest paid player.

His day was made smoother by Welker, who caught eight passes for 64 yards less than eight months after surgery for a torn knee ligament.

Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens combined for 19 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals, but their impact on the game fell short of the hype that accompanied their partnership.

Comments (2)
  1. kath1134 says:

    Randy Moss deserves the credit and respect he is due. Tom Brady gets way too much press, and it’s about time the other heroes of the Patriots get their regocnition. Go Randy Moss!

  2. Emily says:

    Wes Welker is the one that needs more respect!!!!

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