Tom Brady finally breaks out vs. Steelers

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Is Tom Brady back to his old ways?

It has been a very tough season for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. While New England is 7-2, Brady has been in the spotlight for his poor performances as of late. However, his mediocre numbers came to a stop in Week 9 against the Steelers, as Brady put up season-high numbers that included 432 passing yards and four touchdowns.

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With Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola out of the lineup for most of the season with injuries, Brady has had to rely on a cast of characters that included Julian Edleman and a pair of rookies. A recovered Gronkowski and Amendola were just the right ingredients for a Brady bounce back against Pittsburgh, as both had 100-yard receiving games and a touchdown. Rookie Aaron Dobson also had a career-high 130 receiving yards and two scores.

With the 432-yard passing performance, Brady has moved into the fifth spot on the NFL's all-time list of 300-yard passing games at 55. Gronkowski's score also tied the tight end with Randy Moss for most touchdown connections with Tom Brady with an impressive 39 hookups over 46 games.

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