Tom Brady’s last pass on an ugly night wound up getting his favorite receiver Wes Welker hurt.
Brady threw an interception just before halftime on Saturday night to Lions safety Ricardo Silva. (No relation to Evan.) Welker tackled Silva in the open field, leading with his helmet.
He didn’t return after halftime, and the Patriots call him “questionable” to return with a neck injury. It’s a safe bet Welker won’t be back Saturday night. The bigger question is whether the injury is serious.
Brady completed 12-of-22 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown to Welker, and an interception. He was knocked down five times in one half and left the game down 27-10 at halftime. When Brady got protection, his accuracy was uncharacteristically off.
Matthew Stafford continued a sensational preseason with a near flawless performance.