It didn't take long for Tom Brady to test Eric Rowe.
On the Patriots' first offensive series two weeks ago, the Hall of Fame-bound quarterback was flushed out of the pocket. Rowe was matched up against Brandon LaFell. The Patriots wide receiver pales in comparison to Detroit's Calvin Johnson, who had gotten the best of the Eagles cornerback in the previous game.
But Rowe was making his first career start, and Brady more than compensated for LaFell. It was third down and long, so Rowe didn't press at the line. LaFell ran a straight "go" route and the rookie kept pace.