Branch held silent after explosive start

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Branch held silent after explosive start

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
FOXBORO - After an explosive start to the season - 7 catches for 93 yards in the opener and 8 for 129 in Week 2 - Deion Branch was held catchless against the Bills on Sunday. In the locker room Monday afternoon, Branch said it was dictated by the Buffalo defense. "Tom took advantage of the opportunities that the defense was giving him," said Branch, referring to quarterback Tom Brady. "There were a lot of times that Wes (Welker) had mismatches and we took advantage of them, rightfully so. There were times Tom probably could have come to me but he has to go through his reads and wherever his reads take him that's where you go with the ball."Asked about the man that lockers next to him, fellow wideout Chad Ochocinco, Branch answered, "He's very positive. He's got the input from the coaches. Everything's motivational. Every week there's going to be something different for all of us."Week 3 was certainly different for Branch than the first two weeks.
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