Out For Patriot Blood, Chargers Come Up Empty

Brady leads chastened New England to 38-14 thumping of San Diego
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2007 6:52 AM CDT
Out For Patriot Blood, Chargers Come Up Empty
New England Patriots fans show their support of coach Bill Belichick during a football game where the Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers 38-14 Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)   (Associated Press)

The Patriots answered criticism over their illegal cameras with a picture-perfect clobbering of the San Diego Chargers last night. Starting out no-huddle once again, the Pats' offense was electric: Tom Brady completed 25-of-31 for 279 yards, 105 of those from Randy Moss, who caught two of Brady's three touchdown passes.

Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas ran an interception back 65 yards for a touchdown, Sammy Morris put up 51 yards and another touchdown, and Laurence Maroney contributed 77 yards to the dominant performance that prompted Charger Lorenzo Neal to explain that the 2-0 Patriots “just jumped on us like a spider monkey.” (Read more NFL stories.)

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