Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Brady completed 43 of 62 passes for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons. He also gained 15 yards on his sole rush. He was named the MVP of the game as well.

EDGE Analysis

After an uneven first half that saw him start 7-for-9 -- with completions to five different receivers -- and then connect on only four of his next 10 passes while getting pressured frequently, Brady put on a performance for the ages in the second half and overtime. Down 28-3 after a Tevin Coleman six-yard touchdown reception with 8:31 remaining in the third quarter, Brady and the Patriots rolled up their sleeves and went to work. He led scoring drives of 13, 12, five and 10 plays over the third and fourth quarters, capping two of them with touchdown passes to James White and Danny Amendola, respectively. The five-time Super Bowl champion was then masterful on the game-clinching eight-play, 75-yard opening drive of overtime, completing passes to White, Amendola, Chris Hogan, White and Julian Edelman to drive New England from their own 25-yard line to the Falcons' 25. A James White gritty two-yard touchdown run ended it three plays later, capping the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, and cementing Brady's legacy as arguably the best signal caller of the modern era.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
1 month ago

Brady completed 32 of 42 passes for 384 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 36-17 AFC championship game victory over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Brady reached a personal postseason yardage best largely by throwing the ball short and letting his receivers do most of the work after the catch. The veteran's ability to methodically move the ball down the field allowed the Patriots to consistently put themselves in good position on third down en route to 11 conversions on 17 tries against an over-matched Steelers defense. Becoming the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls won't be an easy task against a Falcons team that held the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers scoreless in the first half of the NFC championship game.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
1 month ago

Brady completed 18 of 38 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 34-16 divisional-round victory over the Texans. He also lost a yard on four rushes.

EDGE Analysis

After throwing just two interceptions all season, Brady looked out of sorts in the first half, as an aggressive Texans pass rush and a pick by A.J. Bouye at the Patriots' 34-yard line had him and the New England offense looking rather pedestrian. The future Hall of Famer began to snap out of it late in the second quarter, however, completing a 48-yard bomb to Julian Edelman to help set up an eventual Stephen Gostowski 19-yard field goal with seven seconds to go before halftime. Although he did throw his second interception in the third quarter, Brady was otherwise much more effective in the second half, finishing off a nine-play, 90-yard drive with a 19-yard scoring dart to James White, and connecting with Edelman on several more occasions. His sub-50 percent completion rate and 56.9 QBR notwithstanding, Brady did flash his typical rapport with Edelman and Chris Hogan, and should be primed for yet another AFC championship round appearance next Sunday.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
2 months ago

Brady (thigh) completed 25 of 33 passes for 276 yards and three TDs in Sunday's 35-14 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

With the win, the Patriots clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and Brady and his fellow banged up teammates will now be afforded a bye week in which to rest their bodies. After sitting out the first four games of the season due to a suspension stemming from his perceived involvement in "Deflategate," Brady carved out an outstanding campaign, helping the Patriots to a 14-2 record overall, while compiling a nifty 28:2 TD:INT ratio over the 12 contests he played in.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
2 months ago

Brady (thigh) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Brady is thus in line to play as much as the Patriots' coaching staff needs him to in Week 17. While the team has clinched its division and a first-round bye, the Patriots still have an eye on securing home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. As a result, look for Brady to remain in play Sunday as long as the outcome of the contest is unsettled, though at a certain point, the QB may eventually exit the game, as he did in Week 16's 41-3 win over the Jets.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
2 months ago

Brady (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's expected that Brady -- who practiced in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday -- will be out there Sunday and play as much as the Patriots' coaching staff needs him to in Week 17. The team has clinched its division and a first-round bye, but the Patriots still have designs on securing home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs. As a result, look for Brady to remain in action as long as the outcome of Sunday's contest is unsettled.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
2 months ago

Brady (thigh) returned to practice Thursday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Look for the QB to be listed at limited at practice both Thursday and Friday, with an official questionable designation likely on tap for Brady upon the release of the Patriots' final Week 17 injury report. That said, it's assumed that Brady will be able to play as much as the team's coaching staff wants him to Sunday. The Patriots have clinched their division and a first-round bye, but the team still has its sights on securing home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs. With that in mind, we'd expect Brady to start Sunday's game against the Dolphins, and then remain in action as long as the outcome is unsettled.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
2 months ago

Brady (thigh) was not spotted at Wednesday's practice, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

There is nothing to suggest that Brady's absence from practice is anything other than the 13-2 squad managing the QB's practice reps with the big picture in mind. While the Patriots have clinched their division title and a first-round bye, the team still has its sights on cementing home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs. As a result, we'd expect Brady to start Sunday's game against the Dolphins, and remain on the field as long as the outcome of Week 17's tilt is unsettled.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
2 months ago

Brady (thigh) completed 17 of 27 passes for 214 yards and three TDs in Saturday's 41-3 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Brady, who had been limited at practice this past week, was able to head to the sidelines in the third quarter Saturday, with the Patriots up big. In the process, he was kept from suffering any injury setbacks, while backup Jimmy Garoppolo logged some reps at QB. Look for Brady to appear on the Patriots' Week 17 injury report, but whether the team has anything to play for next Sunday against the Dolphins hinges on the result of Saturday's Oakland/Indianapolis contest. If the Colts win, the Patriots would secure the AFC's No. 1 seed for the playoffs.

Tom Brady
QB NE (9)
2 months ago

Brady (thigh) is listed as active for Saturday's game against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Brady will take aim Saturday at a beatable Jets defense that allowed Miami QB Matt Moore to throw four TDs in Week 15. Though the Patriots have already earned a first-round playoff bye, they still have something to play for this week, namely home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.