Tom Brady is expected to play

During the 9:00 a.m. ET SportsCenter on ESPN, Adam Schefter said what everyone is thinking.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to play against the Lions (12:30 p.m. ET, CBS), notwithstanding a foot injury that caused him to miss practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“The truth to the matter is that everybody expects that Brady will be out there, despite the foot injury, despite the shoulder injury,” Schefter said.  “He’s been on the injury report list before, he always seems to play.”

More accurately, Brady is always on the injury report.  But he’s usually listed as probable with only the shoulder injury.  The foot has caused Brady to miss several practices over the past few weeks, and for the first time since suffering the injury Brady is something less than probable, a designation which reflects a virtual certainty that the player will be available for normal duty.

Still, it would be a shock if Brady doesn’t play.  Several of the six other Patriots players listed as questionable already have been downgraded to out, which means that they didn’t make the trip to Detroit.  Brady made the trip, and no one expects him to not play.

The bigger question, as pointed out in the Week 12 Thanksgiving 10-pack, is whether guys like Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will treat Brady’s feetsies like flaming bags of feces.

13 responses to “Tom Brady is expected to play

  1. Florio’s Lawyer,
    Brillant…
    steelersfbfan,
    I gave Seymour the 25g to punch Rapelisberger.. how’d he do?

  2. Lets GO LIONS!!!
    If your not rooting for the lions today you have no heart and not a real Football fan. Your always supposed to root for the lions and root against the cowboys on turkey day… No matter where your from..

  3. j0esixpack says:
    Nov 25, 2010 9:50 AM
    The Patriots won’t make excuses no matter how many players are on IR or are playing injured. If they did they’d be the Colts.

    what did they do when brady had his knee injury?
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  4. While he looks like Goldilocks, Brady is one tough player as evidenced by his career consecutive starts, which I believe is third behind Favre and Peyton. The Brady haters only hate him for his successes. He has won 25 home games in a row, tying the all time record. Brady comes to play and when he plays, YOUR team is gonna be in trouble.

    Happy Thanksgiving Tom.

  5. toolman94 says:
    Nov 25, 2010 10:33 AM

    “what did they do when brady had his knee injury?
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”

    Actually, they didn’t say anything. They went 11-5 with their backup quarterback but still missed the playoffs. Just an unfortunate season. But yes, we went 11-5 with a backup quarterback for 15 games and 3 quarters, just imagine how we would have done with Brady all season. He was probably worth at least 2 wins…so 13-3?

    Stop talking…go stuff your face with turkey.

  6. what did they do when brady had his knee injury?
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    They won eleven games moron! I didn’t hear them making any excuses. They made Cassell into a $36,000,000 man. At least think before you speak. It might be the first time, but it is never too late to start.

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