Looking back at yesterday’s game the Patriots had a couple of big plays against Philadelphia, including a 63 yard gain by Deion Branch along with a 41-yard touchdown from Wes Welker.


Welker’s 41 yard touchdown was among the 10 best of 2011 for the Patriots. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Those two plays were among the 10 best passing plays so far this season, and here’s the list of the top 10 longest passing plays of 2011 by New England:

1) Week 1: Wes Welker’s 99 yard touchdown reception against the Dolphins

2) Week 5: Wes Welker with a 73 yard gain against the Jets

3) Week 11: Deion Branch’s 63 yard gain on 3rd-and-13 Sunday against the Eagles

4) Week 5: Chad Ochocinco’s 53 yard reception against the Jets

5) Week 10: Rob Gronkowski’s 52 yard touchdown last Monday night against the Chiefs

6) Week 1: Matthew Slater’s 46 yard catch against Miami – which is still his only reception so far this season.

7) Week 6: Deion Branch with a 45 yard reception in the second quarter against the Cowboys

8) Week 11: Wes Welker’s 41 yard touchdown reception against Philadelphia.

9) Week 3: Wes Welker with a 33 yard reception in the 1st quarter against Buffalo

10) Week 2: Deion Branch with a 33 yard 4th quarter reception against San Diego