The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East and a 16th-straight season of double-digit wins by beating the Buffalo Bills yesterday, despite a sub-par performance from legendary quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady threw for only 126 yards and one touchdown, while tossing two interceptions. One of the picks wasn't his fault, as tight end Rob Gronkowski let a ball slip right through his hands to a waiting defender. Still, Brady didn't look like himself.
After the game, Brady's struggles plus the fact he was replaced by Brian Hoyer midway through the fourth quarter led to some speculation that the 41-year-old quarterback is injured. Brady has dealt with a balky knee for much of this season.
This morning, Brady was asked about his health during a radio appearance on WEEI in Boston. In typical Patriot fashion, he didn't want to get into details.
"I'm not getting into specifics of any injuries. It just doesn't make sense," Brady said.
Of course, it does Brady no good to talk about his knee in-depth. He's not going to give any further fuel to opponents.
It will be something worth watching though as we head into the NFL playoffs, and you can bet opposing defenses will be cognizant of any issues Brady may be having.