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Pats QB Tom Brady fighting a cold
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(1/28/15) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who's been battling a cold for nearly a week, said he expects to be fine for Super Bowl 49 on Sunday. Brady sniffled often during his news conference Wednesday.
The Patriots are 1-point favorites over Seattle after opening as 2.5-point underdogs.
Tom Brady: 'Didn't alter the ball in any way'
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(1/22/15) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told a jam-packed room of reporters he "didn't alter the ball in any way" for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts.
"When I pick the footballs out [before the game], at that point to me they're perfect," he said. "I don't want anyone touching the balls after that. ... That's what I expect when I show up on the field."
Brady said he would "never do anything outside the rules of play" and had "no knowledge of any wrongdoing" by anyone on the Patriots' staff. Brady said he likes the footballs inflated to 12.5 pounds per square inch of pressure, the minimum of the legal 12.5-13.5 range.
The NFL found 11 of 12 game balls the Patriots used in the first half against Indy were significantly underinflated after being deemed legal before the game, according to ESPN. The league is investigating and has yet to release its findings. Brady said he had not been contacted by the NFL.
Although the refs replaced the underinflated footballs for the second half, Brady insisted he didn't notice any difference. "From the first half to the second half, I didn't think twice about it," he said. "Once I approved the ball, that's the ball I expected out there on the field."
Earlier Thursday, coach Bill Belichick said he was shocked to learn of the allegations Monday morning and that he had "no knowledge of the situation whatsoever." Belichick said Brady would be in better position to address the issue.
"Tom's personal preferences on his footballs are something that he can talk about in much better detail and information than I could possibly provide," Belichick said.
NBC News reported Brady met with teammates Thursday afternoon, told them he prefers footballs "a certain way" and urged them to remain focused on the Super Bowl. In his news conference, Brady declined to say what he told his teammates.
And how the footballs got underinflated, he said, is a mystery to him.
"I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't know what happened," Brady said. "I have no explanation for it."
Patriots' Tom Brady throws for three touchdowns on Sunday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/18/15) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns in the AFC Championship game against the Colts.
Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 226 yards and three scores. He turned the ball over once, tossing one interception. Brady was on top of his game, averaging 6.5 yards per attempt. He was able to turn in a strong game despite Julian Edelman missing half a quarter with an injury, and Rob Gronkowski not catching his first pass until the third quarter. Brady played fairly deep into the contest, but was removed once the game got out of hand. He left the field to a loud ovation from the fans.
Brady will take on the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
Tom Brady has out-of-character performance
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/21/14) The Patriots have played some weird games against Jets in recent years, including a 27-25 squeaker when they were at their hottest back in Week 7. So perhaps it's not surprising quarterback Tom Brady wasn't at his best Week 16 at the Jets as the Patriots eked out another victory, this time by just one point.
He completed 23 of 35 passes for 182 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was coming off a streak of 10 games with both 200-plus passing yards and two-plus touchdowns.
Brady was playing without his top target, wide receiver Julian Edelman, who was out with a concussion. But with Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell still at his disposal and Danny Amendola filling in capably, that likely wasn't the reason for his struggles. The matchup shouldn't have been either given where the Jets rank against the pass, but in three of his last four games against the division rival, Brady has thrown for less than two scores. And in all four, he's thrown for less than 300 yards.
Maybe it's just a matter of them being too familiar with each other. In any case, you shouldn't let this performance discourage you from starting Brady Week 17 against Buffalo unless of course the Patriots have already secured homefield advantage throughout the playoffs by that point.
Patriots QB Tom Brady held under 200 yards in win over Jets
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was held under 200 passing yards for the third time this season during Sunday's 17-16 victory over the Jets in Week 16.
Brady found Rob Gronkowski for a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He compiled 182 yards while completing 23 of 35 passes. He added one touchdown and no interceptions, registering a 76.1 passer rating.
Brady has passed for 4,029 yards with 33 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. He'll look to end the regular season on a high note against the Bills in Week 17.