A slow start turned into a "cream-rising-to-the-top" kind of game for New England, which disposed of the Washington Redskins Sunday, 33-7. Despite the poor play of the offensive line in the first half, Tom Brady had a strong second half and threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns.

Brady now stands as the third most prolific yardage passer of all-time (71,923), passing Brett Farve (71,838) in the second half. He will pass Peyton Manning this Thursday night, likely in the first quarter, as he only needs 18 yards to do that. The Patriots host the New York Giants in Foxboro and will do so in front of at least one Manning, as brother Eli is the backup quarterback for the Giants these days.

The Patriots are still undefeated and only the San Francisco 49ers are as well. Kansas City and their juggernaut offense were shut down by the Colts Sunday night, losing 19-13 at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Patriots should come out on top Thursday night. Not that they would admit it, but the Giants are an additional motivation as the team that edged the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl, the only team ever to do that.

Last week, I told you the Patriots would win by 27 and they won by 26.

This week I look for another solid win in Foxboro, in fact, a blowout, 31-13.

Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at ken.pittman@townsquaremedia.com. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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