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ANIMATED: Tom Brady Calls His Shot On Long Pass Play to Deion Branch

Despite trailing 10-0 early to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots responded on the road with 14 unanswered points to take the lead. The second touchdown on a 1-yard run by BenJarvus Green-Ellis followed a 63-yard pass play from Tom Brady to Deion Branch.

On the big pass play on 3rd and 13 from the New England 36-yard line, Brady avoided a sack and stepped up to find Branch, after calling his shot of course (see gif below):


After guiding Branch to where he wanted him on the field, Brady fired a quick pass to Branch that got by a diving Eagles' defender. Branch took the ball all the way down to the Eagles 1-yard line with a nifty run. He looked to be stopped near the sideline at the 15-yard line but cut back sharply to the middle of the field and then made another cut toward the goal line at the 5-yard line and barreled into two Eagles players.