Brady's right elbow injury doesn't sound good
It sounds like Tom Brady's right elbow injury wasn't just a tactic by the New England Patriots to psych out the Dallas Cowboys. Brady, who will play today despite being listed as questionable due to an elbow injury, was unable to finish practice on Friday, with backup Jarrett Stidham taking most of the reps afterwards.
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The Houston Texans stumped Tom Brady and the New England Patriots ' offense in a game that dramatically altered the AFC playoff outlook. HOUSTON – Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans didn’t merely hammer Bill Belichick’s team in primetime on Sunday night. They did it with style.
HOUSTON — Blame it on the bug?
Flu-like symptoms that struck several New England Patriots players in recent days were apparently so severe that Bill Belichick’s team used two chartered jets to fly to Houston — one for the healthy and one for the stricken — but it still didn’t prevent a sickly performance in the Sunday night setback.
During the course of the week, the Patriots at one point or another listed 10 players on the injury report due to illness. The group included linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who arrived at NRG Stadium wearing a surgical mask and was one of five defensive starters who played after being listed as ill.
Tom Brady on elbow: I actually feel really good
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been on the injury report the last couple of weeks due to a right elbow issue, but it didn’t keep him from playing last Sunday and it doesn’t sound like it will impact his availability for this Sunday against the Texans either. Brady was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice [more]Brady was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice and the condition of his elbow was one of the questions that Brady faced at his Friday press conference.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after defeating the Texans . He also fumbled the ball twice, including a costly loss in the first half that ended up breathing some life into Houston’s Brady had every right to sound as frustrated as he did during his postgame podium appearance.
Tom Brady did everything he could to will his team to victory. He completed 16 straight passes, a Super Bowl record. He did that while leading his Because if you want to hate on someone, if you want to cast blame for the Patriots coming up short once again versus these New York Football Giants, it
Tight end Ryan Izzo was the only player ruled out due to illness, but— which cost the Patriots (10-2) to — naturally raised questions about effects the bug may have had on preparation and performance.
“I think the guys just battled hard, and you deal with a lot of adversity over the course of the season,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said. “I don’t think that had any effect on the game. I think us trying to figure out how to do a better job for 60 minutes is what’s most important. I’m proud of the guys for the way they fought through the week.”
Patriots list 17 as questionable vs. Texans amid illness in locker room
An illness that made its way through the New England Patriots' locker room this week is affecting a group of players and making them uncertain to play in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. New England listed 17 players as questionable for the Sunday night contest, with nine suffering from an "illness," according to the team's official injury report. HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE: Izzo OUT, 17 (yes, 17) questionable for #Patriots #GoPats this SundayNew England listed 17 players as questionable for the Sunday night contest, with nine suffering from an "illness," according to the team's official injury report.
Texans coach and former Patriots assistant Bill O’Brien got his first win in six tries against New England coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots entered needing a win to be the first AFC team to clinch a playoff spot. Instead, they struggled to sustain drives, and Brady often looked upset on a night he was
The Texans beat up Tom Brady on Saturday night, but once again they couldn't beat Tom Brady . There wasn't a Patriot within five yards of Fiedorowicz and Novak's conversion pulled the Texans to with 14-13. New England extended its lead to four points shortly before half with Gostkowski's 19-yard
In other words, the Patriots were not using the bug as any type of excuse.
“It wasn’t because anybody was sick,” said safety Duron Harmon. “At the end of the day, you’ve got to come out and play football.”
Asked how much a factor the illnesses had on the outcome, Belichick grumbled, “I don’t know.”
Maybe not. But they sure looked a bit sick.
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Patriots still don’t have a kicker at practice for Week 14 .
The New England Patriots still have no kicker on their roster. The team released Kai Forbath this week, and did not sign a replacement. That left New England without a kicker at practice on Wednesday in Week 14 ahead of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. It’s an oddity for a team to go without a kicker in the middle of the regular season. Surely, they’ll add one. But apparently, they’re waiting patiently before signing their guy.Center Ted Karras also wasn’t present for practice. Karras suffered a knee injury during the Patriots’ loss to the Texans in Houston in Week 13.