New England Patriots: Studs and duds vs. Giants in Week 6

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Stud: Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman has been a steady and consistent option within the New England offense for a majority of the season through six games thus far, and he was once again that option in the Week 6 victory over New York.

While the Patriots experienced some injuries throughout the wide receiving group, that may have resulted in Edelman getting a few more targets than he normally would with a full, healthy receiving corps on the field. Nonetheless, Edelman stepped up when New England needed him to most, finishing with yet another 100-plus yard receiving performance in the win.

Edelman tallied a total of 113 yards through the air in the game, which was the highest of any wideout on both teams. With nine catches on a game-high 15 targets, Edelman recorded 12.6 yards per reception and finished with a game-long completion of 36 yards for New England.

Moving forward, Edelman will continue to be a key piece to the Patriots offense, and that might get turned up a notch if the injuries keep piling up for New England’s receivers.

Dud: Tom Brady

For a majority of the game, Tom Brady somewhat struggled to get into a flow within the passing game on the offensive end for New England, while being rushed a decent amount by the Giants defense at the same time.

His final statistics weren’t the worst of the season, but Brady wasn’t himself throughout a majority of the game, finishing the game converting on 31 of his 41 pass attempts with 334 yards passing and a quarterback rating of 88.9.

Brady did manage to run for two touchdowns in the win, but wasn’t able to throw for a touchdown pass while being forced into throwing one interception and fumbling the ball twice throughout the course of the game.

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Once this offense gets back to full strength health-wise, we will likely see Brady’s numbers continue to improve and get back to the level of play that we saw to start the regular season schedule. But on Thursday night in Week 6, Brady struggled although the Patriots were ultimately able to pull out yet another win at home.