Patriots Answer with a Touchdown, Lead 7-3

Ian Logue
November 30, 2009 at 10:03pm ET

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The Saints may be undefeated, but the Patriots showed no fear on their opening offensive possession.  They marched 80 yards on 14 plays, including two fourth down conversions - the last of which was a 4th and one touchdown run by Laurence Maroney.

Maroney had runs of 22 yards and gained a total of 39-yards on 7 carries including his touchdown to put the Patriots up 7-3 with 3:34 left in the first quarter.