The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports that Brady's injured right hand is expected to be "just fine" for Sunday's game, although the quarterback did wear a glove all week in practice.
Bortles is a walking punchline.
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"I walk the practice fields and I say what I want to say, even to the head coach". Since New England is considered a favorite to win this game by many, Calais Campbell and company have little to no pressure to win.
If Brady does play, his match-up against the Jaguars' cornerbacks, the best tandem in the NFL, should be fun to watch. In this season's three defeats, Gronkowski had a decent 80 yards against Carolina, but only 33 against Kansas City.
Brady expects the Jaguars to present a "great challenge" for the Patriots. Not only were they the two best teams in the conference by a wide margin, they also were the two most physical. It's no secret that's the recipe to beat New England, and the Jaguars have all the ingredients. The opportunistic defense led the way with a pair of crucial turnovers accounting for 14 points. "Also, we have to make sure we press the pocket up the middle because he likes to step up in the middle or that's where he feels comfortable standing behind that center". And what a moment it would be for the most maligned quarterback in pro football - beating the best ever on his home field.
End Yannick Ngakoue, undersized at 6-2, 246, totaled 12 sacks with a combination of quick-twitch athleticism and dogged effort. "They're really well-coached and score a lot of points, so we're going to have to play really well". The AFC Championship Game Odds have the Patriots listed as the favorites to pick up the win here.
The NFL Network said Brady suffered the cut in a minor collision with a running back which led to an initial scare about whether he would be available to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
If Brady seizes control today, it will be curtains for the Jaguars. And he was the architect.
"Jacksonville has a great d-line". But the Vikings are tough enough, on both sides of the ball, to beat a very good defense at home.
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Cooks said Bouye he's gotten better since he faced him during joint practices this summer.
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This will be the first Super Bowl held in Minneapolis since 1992. Or just use the hashtag #Share61 on social media for a chance to have your pictures seen on the FOX61 News. The Patriots were facing third-and-18 after Tom Brady had taken an eight-yard sack on first down, and overthrew Chris Hogan on a deep pass on second.
7 - Number of teams Brady has never lost to in the regular season. Prior to making his way to Jacksonville ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, Gipson notably spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns.
Bortles may not be as good as Eli Manning, but he's not nearly as bad as Osweiler. If it's a simple skin laceration, he'll be fine.
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