Patriots hold off Saints

Patriots hold off Saints

Tom Brady threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead the New England Patriots past the New Orleans Saints 24-17.

The Patriots had been favored by 8.5-points, but could not cover the spread. The combined score was UNDER the posted over/under total (49).

Heath Evans rushed for 74 yards on 16 carries for New England. Andre’ Davis caught a 60-yard touchdown pass.

Aaron Brooks completed 27-of-50 passes for 343 yards with two touchdowns and an interception got the Saints. Donte Stallworth caught six passes for 76 yards with two touchdowns.