Brady completed 18 of 37 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 26-6 win over the Jets. Brady put New England up by three scores late in the first half when he hit Dion Lewis out in the flat for a five-yard score. Brady has been, by his standards, a little quiet to end the season with just one game with a quarterback rating over 88 in his last five outings. He'll get his next look in the Divisional Round. In five games against teams that entered Week 17 in the AFC playoff picture - Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Kansas City - Brady owns a touchdown:interception ratio of just four:three. He'll have to improve on that if he is to lead New England to a repeat title.
Brady (Achilles/left shoulder) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jets. Brady -- who leads the league with a fantasy-friendly 4,387 passing yards -- took a maintenance day Wednesday to receive extra treatment from the team's training staff, but he'll start Sunday's game and should remain in the contest as long as the outcome is in question. With a win Sunday, the Patriots would clinch the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed.
Brady (Achilles/left shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. Brady was given a maintenance day Wednesday to receive extra treatment on what the report describes as a bruised Achilles and mildly sprained left shoulder. In any case, the QB remains slated to start Sunday's game against the Jets, an outcome that will presumably be confirmed Friday assuming Brady -- who was limited Thursday -- is removed from the Patriots' final Week 17 injury report.
Brady missed practice Wednesday with Achilles' and left shoulder injuries. Brady has previously managed an Achilles' issue this season, but the injury to his non-throwing shoulder is something new. That said, it's suspected that the quarterback's absence from practice Wednesday was simply a case of getting some extra treatment in advance of Sunday's game against the Jets. The Patriots need a win in the contest to secure the top playoff seed in the AFC, so resting players healthy enough to play isn't in the conversation for New England in Week 17.
Brady (undisclosed) wasn't spotted during the portion of Wednesday's practice available to the media, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. A formal update on Brady's status will be available later Wednesday when the Patriots issue their first practice report of the week, but his absence isn't believed to be the result of any serious injury. Brady has often received Wednesdays off in previous weeks to receive routine maintenance.
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