There is no surprise here that, once again, the New England Patriots are on a roll with a seven-game winning streak. However, the surprise is that during Wednesday’s practice New England’s beloved quarterback, Tom Brady, sat out for most of it. Brady has been dealing with a minor Achilles tendon issue since last week. Although Brady has now sat out for two Wednesday practices in a row, there is no reason to be alarmed. It seems that Brady just needs some extra time to recover, before the game this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
Brady has started in every game this season so far. This Sunday’s divisional game in Buffalo, NY will be no different. At 40-years old, Brady hasn’t missed a game due to an injury since 2008, when he suffered a season-ending knee injury during the season opener. The Patriots did not get off to a strong start at the beginning of this season. However, everything has turned around with Brady up to par. He has led New England with 3,374 yards thrown, 26 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Much more is expected to be added to those totals.
Brady sat out Wednesday’s practice due to the hits he took during last Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. As many of us witnessed, Dolphins defender Cameron Wake sacked Brady. Wake is a solid 263 pounds and is 6’3”. To add to the injury, in the first half of the game Brady dove for the ball after a botched snap. Brady ended up at the bottom of a pile of defenders. However, through all the hits taken last Sunday no one would be able to tell Brady was hurting as he passed 227 yards and four touchdowns since the final score was a whopping 35-17 (not all that surprising, after all, it is the Dolphins). Over the next few weeks, the Patriots will surely monitor Brady to make sure he is in good shape and hopefully keeps up the winning streak.
–Sam Puran is a Staff Writer for Full Press Coverage and covers the New England Patriots. Follow her on Twitter @S_Pats21