Brandon Meriweather ran straight into Devin McCourty, and Matt Flynn connected on his first career touchdown pass to James Jones. It went for 66 yards, most of those coming after the catch, and with two defenders lying in a heap behind him.
This comes just a few plays after Jermaine Cunningham was knocked off a potential sack by another Patriot.
It’s not been the best year for Brandon Meriweather after his seven turnovers earned him Pro Bowl honors in 2009. An awful play like this can’t help him any in the eyes of the coaching staff.
The Patriots’ struggles with the interior line continues, meanwhile, as Brady is getting hit a lot more than he’s used to. A big sack by Bishop has New England punting again.