'I Like Scoring Points'

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

I can't wait to watch this on NFL Rewind:


Desperate to slow down Tom Brady , the Miami Dolphins tried playing 12 men on defense. That didn't work. They drew a penalty. Using only 11 defenders was even worse. Brady threw for a team-record 517 yards and four touchdowns, including a 99-yarder to Wes Welker , and the New England Patriots opened their season Monday night by beating Miami 38-24. 

Brady and the reigning AFC East champions picked up where they left off last season, when he was a unanimous choice for NFL MVP, and his team led the league in scoring. "He's a great quarterback," teammate Aaron Hernandez said, "and the world knows that." New England totaled 622 yards, the most in franchise history and the most allowed by Miami. 

Brady's performance overshadowed Miami's Chad Henne , who threw for a career-high 416 yards. The 906 net yards passing by both teams was an NFL record. "They made some plays on us," Brady said. "We made a few more than them."

For those who don't know NFL Rewind offers all the games of the week the next day for $35. After coping with the debacle that Sunday Ticket To Go, I called, got my money back and quickly switched. Rewind is a ten-fold better product, for a tenth of the price.

You lose the live aspect. But on Sunday, I lost that anyway.

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