Tom Brady was never a promising young quarterback, he just kind of happened. Andrew Luck hasn’t happened yet but he’s a promising young quarterback and if there’s one thing Tom Brady hates, it’s guys that think or are hyped to be as good as or better than him. Brady put that angst on display on Sunday and put on a clinic for the young Luck as the Patriots blew away the Colts 59-24.
Brady threw for three touchdowns and saw two more come from special teams and defense as New England was never in danger of losing this game. Two additional touchdowns came from the running back tandem of Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley.
With the win, the Patriots managed to quiet some hype surrounding Luck but they also move to 7-3 on the season and are in full command of the AFC East, which is likely the thing most Patriots fans are excited about. But we also got to see the first installment of the Andrew Luck-Tom Brady rivalry, one that very well could last the majority of Luck’s carer.
Luck was in the sixth grade when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl — feel old yet?
New England not only dominated the game, took a lead in the division and put a young quarterback in check, but they looked dynamite as a unit on Sunday and could emerge as the favorites out of the AFC when the regular season is all said and done.