The Patriots are unlikely to address this issue any further until they're out of the race for the Super Bowl, but this report by ESPN has come at a bad time for the franchise. The New York Jets were able to keep New England's golden boy under a 50 percent completion rate in Brady's final start of the season.
The Patriots have won two of their three playoff games since 2001 against negative point-differential teams; once again, it's the Giants to throw a wrench into the theorem thanks to their win in Super Bowl XLVI.
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Upon the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Oilers moved to the AFC Central Division, and the Patriots began play in the AFC East. "We show up to work and try to do the best we can do", he said. "But, he always has his eyes downfield, always knows when to run, when to throw the pass, and I would say his touch on the ball, too, that gets people open when he's scrambling is really good".
Brady declined to touch on his new documentary series set to drop on Facebook in the coming months, "Tom vs". Facing a Titan defense that ranked 25th against the pass, Brady should carve up an overmatched secondary that consists of Logan Ryan, rookie Adoree Jackson and coverage-challenged Johnathan Cyprien. "This is about Tennessee". "We all want to win for him, and we all want to play hard for him". "I am just making sure I am doing all the right things this week so I'll be ready on Saturday".
The report also stated the team was is disagreement over moving on from Brady to then-backup Garoppolo, with Belichick reportedly feeling the 26-year-old could eventually replace the 40-year-old and keep the team in the hunt for a Super Bowl. "We'll see after the Tennessee game". Meanwhile, Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown could return from injury to add another layer to the Roethlisberger passing game. Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who spent the entirety on Injured Reserve, participated, as well. James White was limited in practice this week with an ankle injury.More news: Panthers' Thomas Davis to retire after 2018 season
"Another threat, another guy to have to deal with in an already potent offense", Titans coach Mike Mularkey said of Cooks.
Many believe the Patriots will blow the Titans out, but of course anything can happen in the playoffs with one play potentially being the difference in winning or losing.
"The feeling around here, the intensity is high, the preparation is high just like any other time", Gronkowski observed. "This week has been intense". He covers the Detriot Lions and the New England Patriots. But as the Patriots' quarterback said Thursday, it's not something to take for granted. Gronk, just watching him on film, he is definitely physical. That's what we're getting paid for, so to be a professional is to put everything aside and go out there and do the best you can for the team and try and help us win. For the Titans, hopefully he can be the player they hoped he was for one night while helping his fellow secondary teammates to some things to look for when it comes to Tom Brady.
Britt has waited the longest out of any of the players to appear in a postseason game. Thanks largely to injuries to Andrew Luck and Deshaun Watson, the Titans squeezed into the playoffs as the fifth seed despite fielding below-average units on both sides of the ball.More news: Meet the Warriors of Wakanda in New BLACK PANTHER Video