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.
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.