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  Patriots | Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski tie record    Tue Feb 6, 12:36 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski have now connected for 12 touchdown passes in playoff games after Brady hooked up with Gronkowski twice in Super Bowl 52 against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 4. That ties them up with retired QB Joe Montana and WR Jerry Rice for the most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver duo in NFL postseason history.

Footballguys view: With so many changes for the Patriots this offseason, one has to wonder if the duo of Brady/Gronkowski will play in the Super Bowl ever again. We've witnessed a dynasty that will be difficult to duplicate in today's NFL with the New England Patriots. They've been in or near a Super Bowl window for nearly 20 years, but that time may have come to a close.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady on wrong side of record books     Mon Feb 5, 03:18 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 500 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a loss - regular season or postseason.

Footballguys view: The Patriots played a nearly flawless game but it wasn't enough to beat the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Brady fumbled late in the game as the team was trying to make a game-winning comeback. That play was among the small difference makers in the contest.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady sets record in loss    Sun Feb 4, 10:24 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady set a Super Bowl record by throwing for 505 yards in a 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Feb. 4. He completed 28 of his 47 pass attempts and threw three touchdowns.

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  NFL | First-half numbers nearly at 500 yards for QBs    Sun Feb 4, 08:29 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is 12 for 23 for 276 yards in the first half, while Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is 13 for 22 for 215 yards.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady will play in 2018    Sun Feb 4, 04:46 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said he will play in 2018 no matter if the Patriots win or lose Super Bowl LII.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady expected back in 2018    Sun Feb 4, 12:55 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to play next season but is scheduled to meet with head coach Bill Belichick this week to work out any issues between the two.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady grabs third MVP    Sat Feb 3, 09:29 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was named the 2017 Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press Saturday, Feb. 3. It was the third time he has received MVP honors, tying him for the second most in NFL history.

Footballguys view: Brady and the Patriots got off to a slow start in the season opener, but he was up to speed quickly and did it without Julian Edelman. There's no superlative too lofty for Brady at this point in his career.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady has fared well indoors    Thu Feb 1, 01:27 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and company will be playing in a dome for Super Bowl LII, which is the Minnesota Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium. Brady has posted an 11-2 record while averaging 265.9 yards and 2.2 touchdowns in 13 career dome games.

Footballguys view: For what that's worth. Brady has posted a 5-2 record in Super Bowl appearances as well. Everyone has a plan - and stats - until they (or their team) gets punched in the face and they still have to play the game. It's not like you can be shocked Brady feels comfortable when there is no weather.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady's hand not fully healed    Wed Jan 31, 01:48 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) said his hand is 'not quite where I want to be' as part of comments made Tuesday, Jan. 30. Brady continues to wear a glove on his throwing hand.

Footballguys view: Brady had another memorable and masterful comeback playoff win with stitches in his thumb, so there's no reason to downgrade expectations for the Super Bowl.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady has stitches removed    Sun Jan 28, 12:08 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) had the stitches in his throwing hand removed earlier this week, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The report is now that he had 12 stitches, not four. This makes his AFC Championship performance even more impressive. Any issues from the thumb problem are now in the rear view mirror.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady a full participant    Fri Jan 26, 04:43 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 26, and would not have been listed on the injury report if the team played this weekend.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady wearing gloves again    Fri Jan 26, 12:59 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) was spotted wearing gloves on both hands during practice Friday, Jan. 26. He caught a pass and didn't appear to show any discomfort.

Footballguys view: Brady's thumb was a big story leading up to the AFC Championship game and a non-story during game. The Super Bowl hype machine will have to latch onto something else to create pre-game storylines.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady added to injury report    Thu Jan 25, 04:20 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 25.

Footballguys view: We're not concerned about Brady's availability - or ability - for the Super Bowl. He showed us last week he is capable of playing with stitches in his hand and another two weeks will only help him heal.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady not on injury report    Wed Jan 24, 08:31 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) was removed from the injury report for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4, versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady getting stitches removed    Tue Jan 23, 02:02 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) mentioned he was getting the 12 stitches on his hand removed in the coming days. 'And at that point, again, because I was fortunate not to tear any ligaments or anything like that - there was no broken bones - that was obviously the best news I could ever hear based on what you thought it could be,' he said. 'It ended up being a lot of good luck after, I'd say, a pretty unlucky injury. It turned out to be a lot good luck it wasn't more serious than it was.'

Footballguys view: Brady has two weeks to heal for Super Bowl LII. The team is off this week, but they begin practicing next week in Minneapolis.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady headed to Super Bowl again    Sun Jan 21, 08:09 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 26 of his 38 pass attempts for 290 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Brady had a slow start, but put together a good drive at the end of the first half and two masterful drives in the fourth quarter to account for the win. He did it without Rob Gronkowski and against the #1 pass defense in the league. There's little question that he has cemented his legacy as the best postseason quarterback of all time.

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  Patriots | More on Tom Brady's injury    Sun Jan 21, 01:57 PM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) suffered a collateral ligament sprain to his right thumb in addition to the cut on his hand, according to sources.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady ready to play    Sun Jan 21, 01:48 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) is officially active for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady to wear glove    Sat Jan 20, 11:39 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thumb) will 'probably' wear a glove on his throwing hand to protect his stitches against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady to start AFC title game    Sat Jan 20, 08:38 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) will start the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Footballguys view: It sounds like Brady's hand injury was superficial and will likely be protected by a glove in the game. While he prefers to play without a glove, the Patriots passing game will likely focus on short, quick passing and he will probably be minimally affected by the injury.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady sharp Friday    Sat Jan 20, 12:01 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) threw the ball 'incredibly well' during practice Friday, Jan. 19, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Patriots here. Everyone is watching Brady's practice report closely as these stitches in his throwing hand are a concern. Reports indicate that he will play against the Jaguars on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. How well he plays will show how significant (or insignificant) this injury was.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady dealing with injured right thumb    Sat Jan 20, 09:59 AM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thumb) suffered a cut to his right thumb during practice Wednesday, Jan. 17, which was gushing blood and required multiple stitches, according to a source close to the situation. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the injury occurred when RB Rex Burkhead collided with him.

Footballguys view: Brady was held out of practice Thursday, Jan. 18, but was 'zinging it pretty good' when he returned to action as a limited practice participant Friday, Jan. 19.

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  Patriots | NE injury report for Championship game    Fri Jan 19, 04:19 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) and DT Alan Branch (knee) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and are listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

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  Patriots | Questionable tag for Tom Brady    Fri Jan 19, 04:06 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

Footballguys view: Brady needed four stiches in his knuckle after hitting his hand on a teammate's helmet during practice on Wednesday. He's expected to play against the Jaguars, and we'll see if this injury negatively impacts his ability to throw the football.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady undefeated in career vs. Jags    Thu Jan 18, 09:33 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is a perfect 7-0 in his career against the Jacksonville Jaguars, including in playoff games. It's his most wins without a loss against a single opponent. Additionally, in those seven games, Brady has completed 171-of-237 passes (72.2 percent) for 1,832 yards, to go along with 17 touchdowns compared to only two interceptions.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady does not practice    Thu Jan 18, 04:23 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) is officially listed as did not practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: We aren't worried since the game is on Sunday. He should practice some between now and then, besides there is no way Brady doesn't play. As that's the case, which of the four quarterbacks are you trusting most? We put our trust in TB12.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady takes step forward    Thu Jan 18, 12:48 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 18, after injuring his hand in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17. The swelling in Brady's hand doesn't appear to have worsened as he was practicing instead of receiving treatment. The extent of Brady's practice participation was not disclosed.

Footballguys view: This is worth watching, and he has a brutal matchup. That said, the only way Brady doesn't play and find a way to perform is on a stretcher or in a casket. He'll put up points and while the production may not be what he normally does, who are you trusting over him? Nick Foles against a tough Minnesota defense? Blake Bortles? Case Keenum? It's not a great mathcup and the injury is a worry but he's the most reliable guy here.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady 'should be OK' for Sunday    Wed Jan 17, 10:22 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's (hand) 'hand should be OK,' a source told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. It could affect him 'slightly' but the belief is that he should be good overall for the Conference Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady undergoes X-rays    Wed Jan 17, 05:51 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) underwent X-rays on his injured hand Wednesday, Jan. 17, but they did not show any structural damage, according to a source.

Footballguys view: That he had to have X-rays means that the injury was not just a mere nick or bruise. The Jaguars are not the defense you want to be facing with a throwing hand that is less than 100%.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady has limited practice    Wed Jan 17, 04:32 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady meets with medical staff    Wed Jan 17, 03:52 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles') missed his media session Wednesday, Jan. 17, because he was receiving treatment from the team's medical staff.

Footballguys view: Brady has been added to the report with a right hand injury, but there are no indications that the injury is serious enough to affect his play.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady cements another playoff record    Tue Jan 16, 02:08 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's three-touchdown performance in the team's Divisional Round victory Saturday, Jan. 13, against the Tennessee Titans was his 10th such performance in the postseason, breaking a tie with retired QB Joe Montana for most career playoff games with three or more passing touchdowns.

Footballguys view: That's what Brady does. It's one of the many records that he'll own for a long time after he's retired. This number further cements the argument that Brady is the best quarterback to ever play the game.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady tosses three scores    Sun Jan 14, 12:19 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 35 of his 53 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

Footballguys view: Brady predictably took apart the weak Titans pass defense. He'll return to yet another home AFC title game next week, but will face a tougher challenge than he did in the divisional round.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady paces league in passing yards    Fri Jan 5, 02:10 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady passed for an NFL-best 4,577 yards during the 2017 season. Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers finished second with 4,515 yards.

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  Patriots | Week 17 game recap for NE    Sun Dec 31, 04:36 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady went 18-for-37 for 190 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 17. RB Dion Lewis rushed for 93 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries during the game and caught six passes for 40 yards and one touchdown. WR Brandin Cooks caught five passes for 79 yards and one touchdown, while WR Danny Amendola caught four passes for 43 yards during the game. TE Rob Gronkowski did not catch a pass during the game.

Footballguys view: Brady's production leveled off in December, which will deflate his 2018 redraft ADP. Rob Gronkowski finishes the season with 69 receptions. Dion Lewis finished the season producing at the same level as Todd Gurley, and he should be a high offseason priority for the Patriots in free agency.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady limited    Thu Dec 28, 04:34 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles', shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Footballguys view: Brady will play, and should get enough reps and production to put him in the QB1 category against a Jets defense which has not played well most of the season and could be without several key pieces on the defensive line.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady sits Wednesday    Wed Dec 27, 06:25 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles', shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady tosses two touchdowns    Sun Dec 24, 09:47 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 21 of his 28 pass attempts for 224 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills.

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  Patriots | New England earns Pro Bowl nods    Tue Dec 19, 10:10 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski and FB James Develin were named as 2018 Pro Bowl selections.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady just misses 300 yards    Sun Dec 17, 11:38 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 22 of his 35 pass attempts for 298 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady takes part in practice    Thu Dec 14, 05:34 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles') fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

Footballguys view: Brady usually has Pittsburgh's number, and we think he should be productive this time out as well. Start him as a nice QB1 play, and he should be a big help this week.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady fully practices    Wed Dec 13, 06:21 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles') fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady excels against Steelers    Wed Dec 13, 12:31 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has won 10 of his 12 career starts against the Pittsburgh Steelers (including the postseason) and has a 115.1 passer rating with 29 touchdowns versus three interceptions in those contests.

Footballguys view: Brady struggled against the Dolphins on Monday night, but that's unlikely to be the case against the Steelers on Sunday. He's a QB1 for fantasy owners against a Steelers defense that can be gashed. Brady also gets TE Rob Gronkowski back this week, further aiding his fantasy value.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady struggles in MNF loss    Tue Dec 12, 12:55 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 24-of-43 passes for 233 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 14 loss Monday, Dec. 11, against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady off injury report    Sat Dec 9, 04:33 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles') fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 9, and has been removed from the team's Week 14 injury report.

Footballguys view: This injury can be managed, but it was curious to see Brady miss two days of practice this week. The team plays on Monday night, so a little bit more rest was likely to help the veteran QB. After a down week last time out, Brady still has QB1 written all over him in Week 14.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady limited Friday    Fri Dec 8, 05:31 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: A full practice tomorrow would make us feel better, but there's still no way you bench Brady going against the Dolphins defense that he hung four touchdown passes on two weeks ago.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady out of practice again    Thu Dec 7, 12:32 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles') is out of practice Thursday, Dec. 7. It's the first time this season he has missed back-to-back practices.

Footballguys view: Are we panicking? We are not. Barring him missing practice tomorrow, we have him as a top fantasy quarterback this week. If he misses Friday, we will be concerned, bit even then we suspect he will play anyway and produce as he usually does.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady does not practice    Wed Dec 6, 08:59 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady with big-time matchup    Tue Dec 5, 11:56 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has a great matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 14.

Footballguys view: Brady always has QB1 upside for his fantasy owners provided the team doesn't go into ultra-conservative mode. Even in a game they should win, the Patriots offense should do enough for fantasy owners to trust Brady in week one of the fantasy playoffs. The Dolphins have given up the second-most points per game to the QB position the last five weeks.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady does little in road win    Sun Dec 3, 04:54 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 21-of-30 pass attempts for 258 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Brady was a dud because both of the Patriots scores came on the ground the Bills did a good job limiting the Patriots to field goals in the first half. Next week should be a bounceback game for him against Miami.

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