Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
2 weeks ago

Brady completed 34 of 44 passes for 341 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Patriots' 38-24 win over the Colts on Thursday. He also rushed three times for minus-1 yard.

EDGE Analysis

Brady's final touchdown of the night -- a 34-yard connection with Josh Gordon in the fourth quarter -- put him in select company, as it marked the 500th regular-season touchdown pass of his career. The future Hall of Famer joins Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Favre (508) as the only players to accomplish the feat. Brady was stellar throughout most of the rest of the night as well, connecting with eight different pass catchers, including the returning Julian Edelman (suspension) on seven occasions. The Patriots appear to be back to hitting on all cylinders following a worrisome start to their season, and Brady will look to keep them rolling against the Chiefs in a Week 6 Sunday night showdown.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
2 weeks ago

Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 274 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Patriots' 38-7 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Looking to redeem himself after an atypically poor game against the Lions in Week 3, Brady bounced back with a stellar performance in which he connected with seven different pass catchers, including Josh Gordon, who made his New England debut. Brady hooked up with the versatile trio of James White, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson for his three scores, and he put together a strong stat line despite losing Rob Gronkowski to an ankle injury during the contest. Looking ahead to a Thursday night Week 4 matchup against the Colts, Brady will have Julian Edelman (suspension) back at his disposal, which would help offset a potential Gronkowski absence to an extent.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
3 weeks ago10 Comments

Brady completed 14 of 26 passes for 133 yards with one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Lions. He added two rushing yards on one carry.

EDGE Analysis

Brady was off the mark most of the night, as reflected in his lowly 53.8 completion percentage, and his trouble keeping drives alive ultimately led the Patriots to be almost doubled by Detroit in time of possession, 39 minutes to 21. One of the quarterback's biggest problems was being protected by an offensive line that got dominated by a toothless Lions pass rush that was missing both of its starting defensive ends. The other glaring issue was Brady's lack of playmakers outside of tight end Rob Gronkowski -- especially after Rex Burkhead (neck) exited the game in the third quarter. While this latter issue could be rectified sooner than later once Julian Edelman (suspension) and Josh Gordon (coach's decision) are both fully in the fold, it's possible Brady's protection up front could be a concern all season long. Next up for New England is a Week 4 matchup with a Dolphins team that has allowed just 7.0 yards per attempt through the first three weeks of the season.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
1 month ago

Brady completed 24 of 35 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns while adding 10 yards on three carries in Sunday's 31-20 loss to Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

You don't hear this very often, but Brady was completely outplayed by Blake Bortles in this one. Jacksonville raced out to a 21-3 halftime lead and ended up easily avenging last year's playoff loss to the Patriots. Brady still managed to hit Chris Hogan for touchdowns of seven and 29 yards in the second half, and he should pick things up next week against a Lions defense that's far less fearsome than the predatory cats he faced here.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
1 month ago

Brady completed 26 of 39 passes for 277 yards, three touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

How would Brady fare without his go-to receiver, Julian Edelman, to start the season? Just fine, it seems. Twenty-five of his 39 attempts went to tight ends or running backs and he connected with two of his favorites, Rob Gronkowski and James White, in the endzone. Perhaps more importantly, Phillip Dorsett showed some ability to fill in for Edelman as the latter serves his suspension. A tough matchup looms against the Jaguars next week.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
2 months ago

Brady completed 12 of 18 passes for 102 yards while playing the whole first half of Friday's 25-14 loss to the Panthers in the third preseason game.

EDGE Analysis

Brady didn't play into the second half as was expected by some, but still got ample work in in likely his last appearance of this preseason. Although he'll be disappointed by leading the Pats to just three points while going for under six yards per attempt, Brady should nonetheless be fired up for another run through the regular season.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
2 months ago

The Patriots' plan for Brady and the team's healthy starters is to play them into the second half of Friday's preseason game against the Panthers, Jeff Howe of The Athletic Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

That comes with the caveat that Brady's playing time Friday will depend upon his offensive line's ability to keep him out of harm's way. Once Brady heads to the sideline, veteran Brian Hoyer and rookie Danny Etling are on track to finish up Friday's contest. Brady figures to sit out next week's preseason finale, a game which figures to prominently feature reserves battling for roster spots.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
2 months ago

Brady completed 19-of-26 passes for 172 yards and two TDs in Thursday's 37-20 preseason win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Brady ended up seeing action on 39 snaps on offense Thursday before being relieved by Brian Hoyer (30 snaps) and then Danny Etling (seven snaps). Even with a few key weapons (including TE Rob Gronkowski) sidelined for the contest, Brady looked sharp in his 2018 preseason debut. Though there's some uncertainly as to how the Patriots' wideout corps will shake out while Julian Edelman sits out the first four games of the regular season, Brady approaches the campaign healthy and capable of maintaining a high level of play at age 41.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
2 months ago

Brady is slated to play Thursday night against the Eagles, Jeff Howe of The Athletic Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

It remains to be seen how long Brady's 2018 preseason debut lasts, but there's been speculation that he might play "a good portion, if not all, of the first half" Thursday night, per Howe.

Tom Brady
QB NE (11)
2 months ago

Brady is on track to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reiss goes on to say that "it wouldn't be a surprise if (Brady plays) fairly deep into the first half," while noting that "these things are always subject to change, but that's where things stand at this time." Given the different range of potential outcomes here, there are safer DFS plays this week, but it does appear as though Brady is poised to get his first in-game tune-up in advance of Week 1.