Hunter Henry Joins Special Company After Historic Birthday Feat as Patriots’ Miraculous Offense Shines Against Steelers

Published 12/07/2023, 11:06 PM EST

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If there are any New England Patriots fans left, they would be having major FOMO. It was a surprise for this New England team that they are playing so well against Mike Tomlin’s Steelers. The day is special for the Pats, especially for Hunter Henry, who is celebrating his birthday on the field.

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The day couldn’t go any better for Henry as the Pats are leading against the Steelers at home, and a lot is on the line for the away team. It would be even more perfect if the Pats win this game, as it might translate as a birthday gift to look forward to. However, in the spirit of his birthday, some exciting stats surfaced on X, courtesy of Mike Reiss!

Happy birthday, Hunter Henry!

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According to stats compiled by ESPN, the Pats TE Hunter Henry is the fifth player to have two receiving touchdowns on his birthday in the last 30 seasons or so. As of this game, he joined the league with DaVonta Smith, who made the record in 2021 in the game against the Broncos, and Jimmy Graham, who did the same in 2014 against the Ravens. Terrell Owens (2003 against the Cardinals) and Isaac Bruce (2002 vs. the Chargers) were also included.

For now, Belichick’s offense is working against the Steelers. Another interesting fact is that Mike Tomlin is 3-9 against Bill Belichick, so the outcome of this game is changing in favor of Steel City. The Pats have about a 70% chance of winning this game, and Bailey Zappe is also having the game of his career after he replaced Mac Jones. It would be quite a turnaround for either team after the game concludes.

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At this point, the Patriots are fighting for their jobs, and the Steelers are fighting for a spot in the playoffs. At this point, though, the Patriots seem more driven to win the game. Also, the Steelers are playing without their QB1, Kenny Pickett, which also affects their game.

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Bailey Zappe is shining

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Bailey Zappe is having an amazing game for the first time in recent memory. So far, he has passed for more than 200 yards and has three touchdowns. The Pats, who have one of the biggest losing streaks in the league, have a chance of breaking the curse in this game. Also, the Pats QB has one interception so far. It’s safe to say that the Steelers are frustrated right now and are looking for ways out.

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As for Hunter Henry, he had three receptions for 40 yards so far, along with two touchdowns. Hopefully, he will remember this game for a long time, considering how they might just be able to beat the Steel City team.

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Abhinav Prakash

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