Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (left) and free safety Devin McCourty (32) break up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (center) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Jimmy Graham Gets Shutout
Graham was targeted 6 times on the day, and was held without a catch. Give Bill Belichick credit here, as he solved the mystery that was, ‘How Do You Stop Jimmy Graham?’. Aqib Talib started with coverage on Graham, and was extremely physical with him. Brees attempted to find Graham several times, but Talib bested him. Even with Talib going out with injury, Kyle Arrington & Devin McCourty stepped in to shutout Graham. Graham exited the game with an ankle injury, but again, chalk up a win by eliminating and shutting down the Saints ‘best weapon’.