New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints 36 to 20

Sunday, September 17, 2017, Week 2

Both the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints entered their Week 2 game in New Orleans after losing Week 1. The Patriots, coming off a Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in which they allowed 21 unanswered points to finish the game, came out with their offense firing on all cylinders.

Quarterback Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns in the opening quarter as the Patriots jumped out to a 20-3 lead by the end of the quarter. The Patriots maintained the 17-point lead by the end of the first half, going into halftime lead 30-13. The lead would grow to 23 points until the Saints scored the last touchdown of the game for a final score of 36-20.

Brady carved up the Saints defense for 447 yards of passing, becoming only the second 40-year old quarterback to throw for 400+ yards with three or more touchdowns (Warren Moon being the first). He also set the record for most games with three touchdowns and zero interceptions (52).

New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
555 436 119 0 29


Head Coach: Bill Belichick Offensive Coordinator: Josh McDaniels Defensive Coordinator: Matt Patricia Quarterbacks Coach: Josh McDaniels Wide Receivers Coach: Chad O'Shea Offensive Line Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Running Backs Coach: Ivan Fears Tight Ends Coach: Nick Caley Assistant Quarterbacks Coach: Jerry Schuplinski Defensive Line Coach: Brendan Daly Linebackers Coach: Brian Flores Safeties Coach: Steve Belichick Cornerbacks Coach: Josh Boyer Special Teams Coach: Joe Judge Assistant Special Teams Coach: Ray Ventrone, Bubba Ventrone Coaching Assistant: Mike Pellegrino, Cole Popovich, Brian Belichick, DeMarcus Covington Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Moses Cabrera Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: James Hardy Owner: Robert Kraft Director of Pro Personnel: Dave Ziegler Director of College Scouting: Monti Ossenfort Director of Football Research: Ernie Adams Director of Player Personnel: Nick Caserio Scout: Frank Ross

New Orleans Saints offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
429 348 81 0 20


Head Coach: Sean Payton Assistant Head Coach: Dan Campbell Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael Jr. Defensive Coordinator: Dennis Allen Special Teams Coordinator: Bradford Banta Quarterbacks Coach: Joe Lombardi Wide Receivers Coach: Curtis Johnson Offensive Line Coach: Dan Roushar Running Backs Coach: Joel Thomas Tight Ends Coach: Dan Campbell Senior Offensive Assistant Coach: Curtis Johnson Assistant Wide Receivers Coach: Ronald Curry Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Brendan Nugent Offensive Assistant Coach: Joseph Brady Defensive Line Coach: Ryan Nielsen Linebackers Coach: Mike Nolan Secondary Coach: Aaron Glenn Senior Defensive Assistant Coach: Peter Giunta Pass Rush Specialist: Brian Young Defensive Assistant Coach: Leigh Torrence, Michael Hodges Assistant Special Teams Coach: Kevin O'Dea Coaching Assistant: Deuce Schwartz, Kevin Petry Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dan Dalrymple Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Charles Byrd, Rob Wenning Owner: Tom Benson General Manager: Mickey Loomis Executive Vice President: Mickey Loomis Assistant Video Director: Joe Alley Coaching Intern: Darryl Tapp Minority Coaching Intern: Dre Bly