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Patriots.com News Blitz - 09/28/2009

In today's blitz, Tom Brady reaches a milestone, the running game gets back on track, offensive red zone struggles continue and Fred Taylor reacts to his quarterback's emotions during the game.  

QB Tom Brady tossed his 200th-career touchdown pass Sunday adding another highlight to his impressive NFL resume. After connecting on the 36-yard pass to TE Chris Baker, Brady leaped into the arms of T Stephen Neal. According to Examiner.com, Brady became the "27th National Football League player to break the 200-touchdown plateau and was the fourth-fastest quarterback to reach that mark."

After struggling to run the ball against the New York Jets in Week 2, the Patriots made sure they established a ground attack on Sunday, especially on a slick Gillette Stadium turf. The *Assosiated Press *reports Veteran RB Fred Taylor rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown. It was the first time this season a Patriots running back tallied over 100 yards running the ball.

The red zone offense continued to be subpar Sunday, finishing just 1 of its 5 opportunites with a touchdown when inside their opponents 20-yard line. "We know we had another bad day] in the red area," said G **Logan Mankins** according to the *Boston Globe*. ["We can’t continue that. We need to fix that. We scored some points, but we need to get 7 instead of 3. Three is not good enough very often." The offense is now 4 of 13 in red zone touchdown conversions on the season.

QB Tom Brady was seen yelling on the sideline and clearly frustrated about something during Sunday's game. It could stem from a lack of touchdowns in the red zone or being generally out of sync with his receievers. Regardless, RB Fred Taylorviews Brady being vocal a positive for the team according to cbssports.com. "That's why he's great," said running back Fred Taylor of Brady. "If he was the type of guy that didn't demand that type of perfection, we'd just get another guy. But he's Tom Brady and he hasn't won all those championships for nothing. As a player, you get in line, you listen. I'm an older guy but I pay attention. He's the leader, he calls the shots, [you've] got to do what he says. That makes the offense go."

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