Tom Brady says he will play Sunday against Jets

Tom Brady says he will play Sunday against Jets

He's also been sacked 16 times, more than in all 12 games he played in past year. Living a seemingly charmed life and being married to a world-famous supermodel has not given Jets fans anything to throw in Brady's face.

Brady initially said he had no knowledge of tampered footballs, but a NFL-ordered report from Ted Wells indicated that it was more than likely that Brady knew of the tampering.

The way things have unfolded this year - with a season-ending knee injury to Julian Edelman, and then Malcolm Mitchell's troublesome knee landing him on injured reserve - it has thrust the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Amendola into more of a frontline role.

No matter how you slice it, the numbers reveal a Patriots pass protection that has regressed significantly since last season's Super Bowl run.

Brady already holds the career record for total wins (regular season and postseason combined) with 211.

Last year, the New England offensive line allowed 73 QB hits all year, including the four games Brady missed due to suspension.

"I think those guys have done a great job, I really do", Brady said. In 2016, that figure was 3.4%. The Jets have registered just seven sacks this season, the second worst mark in the NFL. By comparison, Jets starter Josh McCown has been sacked on 8.3% of his career dropbacks.

No other quarterback has accomplished as much team success as Brady, and we very well may never see it replicated in our lifetimes.

The AC joint sprain Brady suffered October 1 and aggravated October 5 is being as mild.

Brady was hit 19 times and sacked nine times in three playoff games.

Yet on Thursday, both the quarterback and the star tight end were back on the practice field - albeit in a limited capacity.

The Patriots quarterback is dealing with a shoulder injury, the Boston Herald reported. He's on pace to set a career high in passing yards.

"This guy's like Father Time", defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers said.

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