The pass itself was a thing of beauty, but what happened afterwards was just as captivating.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his first touchdown of the season last night when he lofted a pass to newly acquired tight end Scott Chandler, who caught the ball with ease and strode into the corner of the end zone. The touchdown pulled the Patriots even with the Carolina Panthers.
Brady “struggled for most of the first half,” NESP reported.
Though just a preseason game, it was Chandler’s first touchdown as a Patriot. The former Bills tight end finished the night with three catches for 40 yards and the score. The Patriots went on the win the game, 17-16.
Though the crowd at Foxboro Stadium was thrilled to see their beleaguered quarterback standing in the pocket, the two most excited fans of the evening may have been Chandler’s three daughters.
The trio of girls became viral sensations when their mom, Alissa Chandler, tweeted a video of them celebrating their dad’s touchdown. They are pictured standing in front of a TV that’s out of view of the shot. When Chandler hauled in his TD, the oldest daughter — clad in dark pajama pants and a turquoise shirt — started wildly dancing around.
Her sisters followed suit, hopping around with smiles on their faces.
— Alissa Chandler (@AlissaChandler) August 29, 2015
ESPN highlighted the girls’ celebration, asking, “What do you do when daddy catches a touchdown pass?”
What do you do when daddy catches a touchdown pass?
If you’re one of the adorable daughters of New England Patriots tight end Scott Chandler, you go little-kid berserk.
SB Nation also covered the story, featuring the tweeted video and pointing out that the three daughters may have produced the evening’s biggest cheers.