New England's star Tom Brady quickly shook off the rust in his season debut after serving his four-game deflate-gate suspension. Brady's return — 406 yards passing, three touchdowns to Martellus Bennett, a 33-13 romp — came against the only winless team, the spiraling, injury-ravaged Browns. But Brady did not throw an interception and recorded a 127.7 passer rating. The two-time NFL most valuable player was critical of his own performance, but overall he's thrilled the Patriots are 4-1 and on top of the AFC East.
I think there was plenty of rust out there.Tom Brady
New England's star quarterback was banned for his role in the deflate-gate scandal in which an NFL investigation found that the four-time Super Bowl champion Patriots under-inflated footballs in the 2015 AFC championship game. Brady fought Commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling for more than a year before he begrudgingly accepted his punishment.
It's been a fun week to get ready to play and be back doing what I love to do. I'm just proud of the way our guys played.Tom Brady