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Tom Brady didn’t sleep well Sunday night

New England Patriots head coach Belichick embraces quarterback Brady after they defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL AFC Championship football game in Foxborough Reuters

Tom Brady had one of his most memorable post-game moments on the AFC title game podium last night.

“Well, I sucked pretty bad today, but our defense saved us,” Brady said. “And I’m going to try to go out and do a better job in a couple weeks.”

It was an interesting moment. Brady was obviously thrilled to go to the Super Bowl, but his press conference later showed that  the night was almost bittersweet. Brady was still bothered by his performance. He missed too many open passes and made two big mistakes on interceptions.

Going home to Giselle apparently didn’t make things any better. Brady said his interception to Matthew Slater bothered him the most.

“That was probably the play that kept me up all night last night,” he said on WEEI this morning via ESPNBoston.com.

After the game, Brady went up to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and promised that he’d play better in the Super Bowl. Kraft didn’t sound too worried about his quarterback.

We wonder if Brady, aware of his own football mortality, was almost too amped up for Sunday’s game. Brady turns 35 this year and he knows these chances don’t come around every year.

“Not that I’ve ever taken for granted being there, because I certainly haven’t, but you really realize how hard it is to get there,” Brady said.

Brady says he still can’t watch highlights from the team’s loss in Super Bowl 42 because it was so painful. Now he will get a chance to make amends for the worst loss of his career in a legacy-altering rematch against the Giants.

Just a guess, but we doubt he sucks pretty bad again.

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  1. gnarlesbarkley says: Jan 23, 2012 11:13 AM

    thats TERRA_BULL.

  2. jjrs89 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:16 AM

    Must be hard to sleep in a multi million dollar mansion plowing your super model wife reverse cowgirl and being the american dream.

    Im a Titans fan but you got to love this guy. His story is why football is so great

  3. weepingjebus says: Jan 23, 2012 11:16 AM

    “How do you sleep at night?
    “On top of a big pile of money, surrounded by many beautiful ladies.”

  4. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jan 23, 2012 11:17 AM

    He shouldn’t have slept well. He played like Postseason Peyton Manning yesterday.

  5. mike913 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:18 AM

    dont lie brady we all know u couldnt sleep cuz u were having flashbacks from 2007 and ur afraid of what tuck , osi , jpp and the rest of the big blue wrecking crew is gonna do to u

  6. kenosando says: Jan 23, 2012 11:18 AM

    Brady is very fortunate is defense came to play. They stopped the run exceptionally well. Flacco was able to move around the pocket and find open receivers, but the pass rush on him was great all night. The Pats definitely benefited from their own ball control and rushing attack. I’d be surprised if the Pats don’t have the same pursuit on Manning, but with the Giants WRs, I think the Pats will have a much harder time getting to Manning before he sees Cruz with two or three steps on the safety.

  7. falconsfan1991 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:18 AM

    The story lines for this superbowl are going to be off the charts

  8. mrplow3 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:18 AM

    Brady with a win can match the legendary Joe Montana’s SB wins. I never thought anyone would do that.

    Not much else needs to be said.

  9. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 23, 2012 11:19 AM

    Giselle needs to remove all the cream sauce from him and he will feel much more relaxed and be able to concentrate.

  10. joetoronto says: Jan 23, 2012 11:19 AM

    He’s definitely started to slip but he still a hell of a QB, no doubt about it.

  11. bawston1 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:19 AM

    Tom, I’m bothered that you’re actually throwing a deep ball to Matthew Slater .

  12. skeefe1976 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:19 AM

    He just won his 16th PLAYOFF GAME and is going to be starting his 5th SUPER BOWL & if you listen to the talking heads this morning, you would think Tom Brady is the 2nd coming of Scott Zolak. Sure, his performance wasn’t the best of his career yesterday, but the PATRIOTS WON THE GAME against a hell of a defense whose primary goal yesterday was to shut down the Patriots passing game. This whole “the Patriots haven’t beaten any good teams all year” BS is a pathetic attempt by people to doubt TB and the Patriots who just happened to win the AFC again. Winners win & losers lose…I am glad we have a winner starting under center every game & could care less of what his stats look like — good or bad…

  13. pixelito says: Jan 23, 2012 11:19 AM

    Guess what Tom, you’ll suck again one more time.

  14. kisstherings says: Jan 23, 2012 11:20 AM

    This couldn’t have played out better for the Patriots. Not only do they get to the big game, but they do so while Brady has one of his worst outings in the process. At the same time, Eli has one of his best playoff games ever and its all everyone is talking about. Anybody notice what kind of a game Tommy had when all everyone was doing was talking about Tebow all week?

    This dude doesn’t need any extra motivation. Throw in the revenge factor, the fact that it is almost impossible to beat this team twice in one year (Belichick’s game planning), the fact that Belichick has an extra week to review that tape, and the over confident trash talking of the Giants saying they can’t be beat…..

    This couldn’t be playing out better.

  15. needle379 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:20 AM

    Im sure he slept better than Billy Cundiff did last night

  16. 7to10for6allday says: Jan 23, 2012 11:21 AM

    Go patriots! Go anybody vs giants! Hats off to the giants they’ve been playing good but I still hate them!

  17. Henry says: Jan 23, 2012 11:21 AM

    As long as he sleeps well the night before the Superbowl I think we’ll be ok, lol!

  18. neelydrew says: Jan 23, 2012 11:21 AM

    Tom can go bite one with his false humility BS

  19. indycolts1 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:21 AM

    Keep it up Tom we’re counting on you to lose to a Manning again.

  20. lolb23 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:23 AM

    If you had the same tail as Brady you wouldn’t sleep much either

  21. pittsburghpoonslayer says: Jan 23, 2012 11:23 AM

    boo hoo shut the f up u cry baby. you win every superbowl anyways

  22. patsfiend says: Jan 23, 2012 11:23 AM

    He was too amped up. The INT he sent Edelman’s way was bad, also. I think he’s going to be pretty amped for the SB, especially against the Giants, and I’m hoping for a good dose of BJGE.

    Got to give it up for them going for it on the goal line and Brady leaping over the top (and taking the shot to the back from Lewis.) That’s the most “air” … a whole 2 inches …. I think I’ve ever seen Brady get.

  23. rasta74 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:23 AM

    “F” Brady… Luck bastard I cant wait till the Gmen knock is ass around. When you see him start yelling like a little biatch you know he is done. Go GMEN…

    Signed
    Phins Fan!

  24. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 23, 2012 11:24 AM

    Brady in last 2 AFC championship games: 2 Tds, 5 Ints…

    The difference between him and peyton is that if peyton has an off game, the colts are going to lose. If brady has a bad game they still have a good chance at winning.

  25. basexc9 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:24 AM

    At least he cut his hair

  26. oren120 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:25 AM

    Brady > Anyone with the last name Manning

  27. jimmy845 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:25 AM

    Least Brady Is mannin up!

  28. theravens1 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:26 AM

    He played well enough for them to win.

    I thought our team played better, but I’m use to winning ugly games. That said the final kick was as ugly as any I’ve watched, and it didn’t help us.

    Too many offensive mistakes that I blame our OC for.
    1. He should have called a time out, and given the kicking team a chance to settle down – they were obviously rushed, and the time out wouldn’t have been useful later.

    2. We were 2nd and 3 to go for a first down – we should have run and captured the first down, and called the time out.

    3. The catch Evans made was definitely worth a review!

    4. There was definitely holding on the last play on our tight end – it wasn’t called. However, the refs let those plays go all day, and so all in all – that no call was a non-issue with me.

    Tom Brady should relax – it’s a whole team deal.
    I’m upset as Cundiff is that he missed that chip shot feild goal – but s_ _ _ _ happens, and it shouldn’t be all on one guy!

    Good Job Pats! Go Giants! :-)

  29. mikeeg says: Jan 23, 2012 11:27 AM

    Im sure it is hard trying to sleep with uggs on

  30. southpaw2k says: Jan 23, 2012 11:29 AM

    Sickening. Brady touched on the overall fact that cannot be escaped about that game – the Ravens had it won and gacked it up. The Patriots did not, by any means of the sort, win that game. Flacco played his heart out and wanted to show the world he is a solid QB in the league, and he exceeded nearly all expectations. His one INT didn’t affect the outcome of the game, and he certainly put the Ravens in the position to win the game. He did everything right, but just came out with the wrong conclusion.

  31. dannyreneau says: Jan 23, 2012 11:29 AM

    Hmm. I would have thought going home to Gisell would make just about anything okay….interesting

  32. ebeg420 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:30 AM

    I’m sure Lee Evans didn’t, either…..

    ….OR Bill Cundiff,

    …..OR Kyle Williams

  33. rc33 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:31 AM

    Interesting point cuz with Brady the clock is clearly ticking for another ring. The play he missed a wide open Gronkowski almost bizarre because he simply rarely (if ever) misses a throw to a guy that open.
    In the end, be thankful your QB played poorly and you were -2 in turnovers and still won.
    Baltimore was 57-1 since 2000 in games they were +2 in turnovers. Now they’re 57-2.

  34. cleverbob says: Jan 23, 2012 11:32 AM

    I’d like to keep his wife up all night…

  35. weepingjebus says: Jan 23, 2012 11:32 AM

    A week ago he had 6 TDs in a playoff game, and now people say he’s old and washed up. Please continue to anger Short Haircut Brady.

    PLEASE.

  36. lolb23 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:32 AM

    Tom can go bite one with his false humility BS
    ________________________________

    in other words, you prefer to believe your own delusions rather than accept facts of life. They call they denial.

  37. rexismybff says: Jan 23, 2012 11:33 AM

    This is the playoff version of Tom Brady that we know too well – he’s simply not that great in the month of January. His past 10 playoff games, he’s thrown 16 interceptions, and he’s only got a 6-5 record. In 6 of those games, his qb rating has been under 80.

    His Super Bowl performances have also been pedestrian. He’s never thrown a TD pass longer than 8 yards in a Super Bowl, never won a Super Bowl with a TD pass, and basically is absent from most Super Bowl highlight videos, except for setting up field goals and getting sacked by Jay Alford.

  38. deepbacksidedig says: Jan 23, 2012 11:33 AM

    neelydrew says:
    Jan 23, 2012 11:21 AM

    Tom can go bite one with his false humility BS
    *************
    I could not disagree more.
    When has he ever been any different?
    One time, one example, over the last 12 years?

  39. kevpft says: Jan 23, 2012 11:34 AM

    It was interesting to see. The Ravens’ defense played a great game, but Brady seemed out of sorts beyond any pressure they were putting on him. It looked to me as though he was dealing more with himself than the Ravens at times.

    Something tells me that, with the string of frustrations this team has had, a seeming perfectionist like Brady has a lot of mental baggage he’s been carrying around. Playoff losses, losses to the Ravens, elite defenses flustering him in past games, failing to get back to the Super Bowl since that killer loss to the Giants – he was battling all of that on Sunday, in addition to the Ravens.

    Of course, the biggest demon of all is waiting for him in two weeks. But something tells me that he exorcised a lot this weekend, and will have a lot of his strength back in the Super Bowl.

  40. bozosforall says: Jan 23, 2012 11:35 AM

    oren120 says:
    Jan 23, 2012 11:25 AM
    Brady > Anyone with the last name Manning

    __
    Not the last two times versus Eli.

  41. lowleadman says: Jan 23, 2012 11:36 AM

    False humility?

    It takes humility to stand in front of 68,000 fans, your coach, your owner, your teammates, your wife and close friends, and the millions watching and admit that you sucked pretty bad. It would have been easy to gloss over or not even mention it.

    Kudos to Tom. I wish our politicians were so forthcoming.

  42. fittytuckin says: Jan 23, 2012 11:37 AM

    Because he had Giselle’s ass bouncing like a lowrider in a Dr. Dre video.

  43. tdk24 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:37 AM

    Because he knew he got a gift from Evans. But hey, any given sunday right?

  44. donterrelli says: Jan 23, 2012 11:38 AM

    So, he’s lying in bed sulking and Giselle starts rubbing/massaging his shoulders and what not, and says: “let me make you feel better” and he pushes her away?

  45. fwippel says: Jan 23, 2012 11:38 AM

    Poor Tom, going back home to nurse his wounds in his new multi-million dollar mansion with his super-model wife. I feel so sorry for him, Mr. 1 Percenter, that he didn’t sleep well.

    It’s good for the team that he’s mad about his performance, but the reality is, the Pats defense stinks, and Eli Manning is going to slice it to pieces in two weeks. The Pats only hope is that the Giant pass rush can be held at bay long enough for Brady to do the same.

  46. barryblogs says: Jan 23, 2012 11:39 AM

    No doubt he’ll need to play much better for Pats to beat Giants. But all you Brady-haters should get a life. The guy is one of the best QB’s of all time, what you don’t like him because of his success or good looks or both? Get over it. Go Pats.

  47. ozierdisaster3335 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:39 AM

    What time is the jets playing the Superbowl?

  48. annes22 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:41 AM

    I am not a Patriots fan, but Tom playing badly still wins the game, so stop crying all you haters. It’s ridiculous. No excuses in a dome, no weather, no wind, no rain, just bad playing will lose. Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff might not feel too good today, and who can blame them? Hold on to the ball in endzone, and wide left, 2 fairly important rules of the game.

  49. unbreakable02215 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:41 AM

    Way too aggressive on that bomb to Slater.
    They’ve run like 4 of them to him this year.
    Ain’t completed a one. You wanna blame some-body else ?

    Blame Belichick for not having a better deep
    threat.

    PATS have 1…ONE WR. That’s it. And he’s not
    even 5ft8. Maybe they can win a Superbowl with just one WR. But I gotta see it 1st.

    All I see is Manning playing with guts and 2 good WRs with that pass rush they have. I don’t see it happening. I hope to hell I’m wrong. Seeing the
    Giants get them twice will be unbearable.

    Giants just a bad matchup.

  50. broncobrewer says: Jan 23, 2012 11:42 AM

    If he really feels bad he can just call his husband Phil Simms he’ll make it all better? Never heard a commentator have a man crush on a qb like that.

  51. pencepost says: Jan 23, 2012 11:44 AM

    This is clearly posturing to replace Drew Brees in the NyQuil ads.

  52. effedinLA says: Jan 23, 2012 11:45 AM

    He’ll need to get lubed up before the Super Bowl if he want’s revenge on the G-Men.

  53. kmart0319 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:46 AM

    If I had to go to bed with Gisele, I don’t think sleep is what I would be thinkin’

  54. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Jan 23, 2012 11:47 AM

    The chances of TB having two stinkers in a row-ZERO. Belichick is already one of the two or three best coaches of all time. If he wins this SB with this defense, no questions he’s the best. How he has done it is a mystery for the ages.

  55. glac1 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:51 AM

    Looks like another post season collapse for Brady’s performance He better be prepared to score 35 or more if he wants any chance against the Giants.

  56. 6ball says: Jan 23, 2012 11:51 AM

    .

    In a world where WR’s demand a place on Mt.Rushmore after catching a 5 yd slant on third and 8, we should indict a player who publicly admits that his performance was subpar?

    Clever

    .

  57. hotep999 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:53 AM

    I live 10 minutes away from M&T, yet this comment still made me chuckle,

    ” 3. The catch Evans made was definitely worth a review!”

  58. nejerseygirl says: Jan 23, 2012 11:56 AM

    theravens1 says:
    Jan 23, 2012 11:26 AM

    3. The catch Evans made was definitely worth a review!

    4. There was definitely holding on the last play on our tight end – it wasn’t called. However, the refs let those plays go all day, and so all in all – that no call was a non-issue with me.
    ______________

    3. They reviewed it in the booth and determined it wasn’t worth a review on the field. And even if they DID review it on the field, it wasn’t a catch.

    4. Exactly. I saw a few things slip by for both teams. I’m just glad they let them play football!

    The fact remains.. the Ravens had an opportunity to tie the game, and it was completely blown.

    Good game, though.

  59. abbazabba420b says: Jan 23, 2012 12:05 PM

    Brady should have Lee Evans over for dinner and they can chat about their sleepless night.

  60. rc33 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:07 PM

    Brady’s not gonna play as poorly as he did yesteday two weeks from now. he hasn’t had a bad game since around mid season, really, and was probably due. And I’ll be shocked…totally shocked…if the Patriots go -2 in turnover ratio next time out.
    That said, if you’re a Pats fans, getting a win in spite of these things occurring is actually pretty encouraging.
    And PLEASE, everyone; feel free to jump on the Giants bandwagon.

  61. deepbacksidedig says: Jan 23, 2012 12:08 PM

    patsfiend says:
    Jan 23, 2012 11:23 AM

    He was too amped up
    *********
    He was off, but the Ravens merit some credit.
    Good D.
    Most have not remarked about the zeebs “let em play” attitude. Very few holding calls, PI, bumping, etc ignored. This busted the timing and slanted the table.

    Where I agree is on the long ball following the Sikes Int.
    He clearly forced that.
    More patience was needed there, he wanted a knockout, didn’t need one.

    Good thing is, we know he knows this, and he has a long term habit of not having two bad games in a row.

  62. xxsweepthelegxx says: Jan 23, 2012 12:08 PM

    southpaw2k says:
    Jan 23, 2012 11:29 AM
    Sickening. Brady touched on the overall fact that cannot be escaped about that game – the Ravens had it won and gacked it up. The Patriots did not, by any means of the sort, win that game. Flacco played his heart out and wanted to show the world he is a solid QB in the league, and he exceeded nearly all expectations. His one INT didn’t affect the outcome of the game, and he certainly put the Ravens in the position to win the game. He did everything right, but just came out with the wrong conclusion.

    Look…Flaaco played ok…lets not jump all over his jock cause of this game..It’s the Patriots secondary. The same secondary that has been lit up ALL YEAR. It’s nothing new. IMO I expected more out of him. He missed/underthrew on some big plays. The jury is still out on him. Not to mention he has one of the best Def behind him.

  63. zaggs says: Jan 23, 2012 12:09 PM

    “in a legacy-altering rematch against the Giants.”

    Huh? Whether he wins or loses its not going to affect his legacy. A patriots loss may make Eli his arch-nemesis, but thats about it.

  64. jtchernak says: Jan 23, 2012 12:10 PM

    Patriots never lose to the same team 2 times in the same season, Brady never plays bad 2 in a row God works in mysterious ways

  65. seidinho says: Jan 23, 2012 12:11 PM

    Maybe he didn’t sleep well because Ray Lewis almost broke his spine?!

  66. donz0 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:12 PM

    I’m going with the Giants.

  67. mornelithe says: Jan 23, 2012 12:12 PM

    I’m not surprised Brady had trouble sleeping last night, he had probably one of the worst performances of his career last night, at a time when everyone pretty much knew the Pats O HAD to step up and play their A-Game. Not sure who decided it’d be smart to bomb to Slater, Brady, O’Brien, Bellichick…doesn’t matter, that was a terrible call.

    He needs to shake this one off, because it’s pretty much an aberration to how he normally plays, certainly he has his moments, but typically he’s pretty consistent. He’s extremely lucky Wilfork and the D stepped up and delivered a performance for the ages (for this D for this year, anyway).

  68. zaggs says: Jan 23, 2012 12:13 PM

    “oren120 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:25 AM

    Brady > Anyone with the last name Manning”

    Then explain superbowl 42? Or week 9 for that matter. Or are you saying the Giants had a superior team (outside of QB) both times?

  69. bmoose71 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:15 PM

    Great, now we’re gonna see Brady on the injury report with insomnia.

  70. kellyb9 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:16 PM

    I’ll admit Brady didn’t have his best game, but I love all the Giants fans on this board. The Giants pretty much went 3 and out all of the second half. Eli Manning threw two passes that would have been picked if one of the two 49ers DB’s converging on the ball had let up. Finally, we’d probably be talking about a 49ers – Patriots Super Bowl if the 49ers had stuck someone (anyone) else back there for punt returns. Two close ugly wins for both teams… neither has much room to chirp.

  71. patsfiend says: Jan 23, 2012 12:17 PM

    I think that while Brady will be in the “greatest QB of all time” discussions once he’s done that the “most clutch playoff QB of all time” is still Montana’s to lose, and I’m okay with that. Even through my rose-colored Pats glasses, I can see that Brady has been shaky.

    I agree with you @kevpft, though… feel like the monkey / frustrations were somehow exorcised last night, and we are going to see a solid performance on 2/5.

  72. propertyofthebroncos says: Jan 23, 2012 12:19 PM

    broncobrewer: how quickly you forget Madden and Favre. never again will there be a commentator man crush so deep and annoying as that.

  73. shiftyvision says: Jan 23, 2012 12:20 PM

    The question is… with that hair does Brady really even need a helmet?

  74. patriotinvasion says: Jan 23, 2012 12:22 PM

    For anyone saying the Patriots didn’t “win” the game, I seem to remember Brady going on a long TD drive in the 4th quarter when his team was down 20-16 and Baltimore had all of the momentum. I then saw the Patriots defense stop the Ravens on not 1, not 2, but THREE consecutive drives to end the game. If we start taking wins away for every team that has key mistakes in games, history would look a lot different.

    PS – where are all the spygate bums? 2nd Super Bowl post-spygate (overblown ESPN tabloid story). If they win it, you will officially all look like crying losers even though you do already. Keep hatin’

  75. sschmiggles says: Jan 23, 2012 12:22 PM

    badtimeoutcaldwell says:
    Jan 23, 2012 11:24 AM
    Brady in last 2 AFC championship games: 2 Tds, 5 Ints…

    The difference between him and peyton is that if peyton has an off game, the colts are going to lose. If brady has a bad game they still have a good chance at winning.
    ______________________

    Oh really? Peyton threw 0 TD’s and 2 INT’s for just 170 yds vs the Ravens in 2006, they won the game, and went on to win the Super Bowl.

    Pretty amazing that a Colts fan “forgot” about that.

  76. portnoychunk says: Jan 23, 2012 12:28 PM

    broncobrewer says: Jan 23, 2012 11:42 AM

    If he really feels bad he can just call his husband Phil Simms he’ll make it all better? Never heard a commentator have a man crush on a qb like that.

    ^^^^^^

    Clearly you’ve never watched Dan Dierdorf cover a Steelers game where Big Ben cures cancer and wins the game after losing both of his arms.

  77. dayumyou says: Jan 23, 2012 12:29 PM

    What’s up with all the Tom Brady hate???

    Are u all really that jealous of this guy….I’m a Steelers fan for god’s sake but some of these comments are off the chain and have NOTHING to do with football.

  78. wikidpissah says: Jan 23, 2012 12:35 PM

    indycolts1 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:21 AM

    Keep it up Tom we’re counting on you to lose to a Manning again.
    ======================================
    Hahahahahahahaha

    indycolts = The NFL version of the 1990’s Atlanta Braves.

  79. bleed4philly says: Jan 23, 2012 12:42 PM

    i admit, it would be kinda nice to see the patriots to win a superbowl for once without cheating.

  80. infectorman says: Jan 23, 2012 12:42 PM

    For all of the football watching half-wits out there stating that Flacco “out-played” Brady yesterday, remember something;
    Joe Flacco played the 31st WORST secondary in the league which allowed the 2nd MOST receptions throughout the year (386) and LOST.

    Brady played the 4th BEST passing Defense which allowed the 5th FEWEST receptions (288)during THE fewest passing TD’s (11) during the season and WON.

    Yes, Flacco had a better game, but the reality is, HE should have torn this secondary up – were it not for the defense stepping up with the 3 sacks and countless hurries, and FINALLY playing some decent coverage when it mattered most.
    Flacco missed wide-open guys throughout the 1st Qtr. and those were only the ones the TV broadcast showed to the viewers.

    BTW, Torrey Smith’s heal was OUT-of Bounds, but it probably wouldn’t have mattered either way.
    His heal was clearly beyond the white sideline
    If they called it correctly in the first place, they would not have reversed either initial call on that play.
    Ravens likely would’ve scored a TD after that anyway.

  81. justwinbaby29 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:47 PM

    Giants gonna do the Patriots again.

  82. foreverengland says: Jan 23, 2012 12:51 PM

    Not to nitpick, but didn’t Brady, whose team routinely goes at least 11-5 with or without him, throw FOUR picks – two negated by penalties?

  83. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:52 PM

    He won’t sleep well until he’s getting acupuncture following getting hit 15-20 times on Feb. 5th, either.

  84. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:54 PM

    kisstherings says:
    Jan 23, 2012 11:20 AM
    This couldn’t have played out better for the Patriots. Not only do they get to the big game, but they do so while Brady has one of his worst outings in the process. At the same time, Eli has one of his best playoff games ever and its all everyone is talking about. Anybody notice what kind of a game Tommy had when all everyone was doing was talking about Tebow all week?

    This dude doesn’t need any extra motivation. Throw in the revenge factor, the fact that it is almost impossible to beat this team twice in one year (Belichick’s game planning), the fact that Belichick has an extra week to review that tape, and the over confident trash talking of the Giants saying they can’t be beat…..

    This couldn’t be playing out better.

    ——–

    Stop it, clown. First of all, the majority of the talk is about New England and Brady. And Giants fans prefer it that way.

  85. ermur22 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:56 PM

    In 2 weeks he’s gonna be feeling the same way! Go Big Blue!!

  86. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:56 PM

    And I’m very happy that we don’t have to suffer with Nantz sucking Brady off all game in the Super Bowl. Although Collinsworth will pick up where Nantz left off, for sure.

  87. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:57 PM

    Patriots fans making up this esoteric “Giants fan trash talk” and comments that ANYONE affiliated with the Giants claims they “can’t be beat”.

    Sounding a lot like Packer and Niner fans the past two weeks. JUST BE QUIET.

  88. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:07 PM

    kellyb9 says:
    Jan 23, 2012 12:16 PM
    I’ll admit Brady didn’t have his best game, but I love all the Giants fans on this board. The Giants pretty much went 3 and out all of the second half. Eli Manning threw two passes that would have been picked if one of the two 49ers DB’s converging on the ball had let up. Finally, we’d probably be talking about a 49ers – Patriots Super Bowl if the 49ers had stuck someone (anyone) else back there for punt returns. Two close ugly wins for both teams… neither has much room to chirp.

    ————–

    A couple of people make FACTUAL observations about what has happened every time the GIants have faced the Statue that is Brady and what will happen again (unless the refs let them get away with holding like usual) on Feb. 5. AND YOU’RE TALKING?

  89. secondhandswag says: Jan 23, 2012 1:10 PM

    If I was married to Giselle, sleeping would be the last thing I worry about…

  90. flash1283 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:14 PM

    southpaw2k says:
    Jan 23, 2012 11:29 AM
    Sickening. Brady touched on the overall fact that cannot be escaped about that game – the Ravens had it won and gacked it up. The Patriots did not, by any means of the sort, win that game. Flacco played his heart out and wanted to show the world he is a solid QB in the league, and he exceeded nearly all expectations. His one INT didn’t affect the outcome of the game, and he certainly put the Ravens in the position to win the game. He did everything right, but just came out with the wrong conclusion.
    ———–
    “The Patriots did not, by any means of the sort, win that game.”

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    Uh yes they DID WIN THE GAME!
    It was Brady that scored the game winning TD!

    It was Patriots D that shut down Rice (21 rushes 67 yards)

    It was Moore who knocked the ball out of Evans hands, he didnt just drop it.

    If you want to play that game, you can say the same thing about the Texans last week.

  91. johnnyb216 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:20 PM

    Thats probably because he was banging his hot wife all night.

  92. thumper00 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:20 PM

    You people posting about GMEN is that the
    gaymens bar I read about in NY??????

  93. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:21 PM

    What I see is a bunch of people that just hate to hate
    Brady is living every mans dream Super Bowl Rings Super Models stop hating and admire a man that many wish they could be.

    Tom does have to win in two weeks that is true but he has one hell of a task at hand dealing with the Giants D and Ez Eli.

    One story that no one is talking about is the draft day trade that made Eli a Giant hows that working out for the Chargers????

  94. deepbacksidedig says: Jan 23, 2012 1:22 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 23, 2012 12:54 PM
    Stop it, clown. First of all, the majority of the talk is about New England and Brady. And Giants fans prefer it that way.
    ***********
    Nah, everyone is echoing “Giants are the hot team”, “Eli is elite just like he said”, “Is Eli better than Payton?”
    Peter king this AM, opened with how this is G’ints ’07 revisited.
    The Brady convo is, “anyone remember him being that bad?”
    Or “wow, Flacco didn’t suck”.

    But there will be plenty of poop piled all around.

  95. dempsey63 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:22 PM

    Tom + Giselle + offspring = The Brady Bundch’

  96. bozosforall says: Jan 23, 2012 1:42 PM

    wikidpissah says:
    Jan 23, 2012 12:35 PM
    indycolts1 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:21 AM

    Keep it up Tom we’re counting on you to lose to a Manning again.
    ======================================
    Hahahahahahahaha

    indycolts = The NFL version of the 1990′s Atlanta Braves.

    __
    Speaking of baseball…

    The Boston Red Sox = The MLB version of the Detroit Lions

  97. pattyarbuccholz says: Jan 23, 2012 2:14 PM

    Speaking of baseball…

    The Boston Red Sox = The MLB version of the Detroit Lions

    ———————————————-

    How is that exactly?

  98. homelanddefense says: Jan 23, 2012 2:30 PM

    Yeah Brady that INT almost kept me up all night too. It was one of the worst ideas in the history of the NFL to throw that pass. The situation, coverage, and WR you threw it to were all bad.

    That being said, this guy has carried the Pats all season, it was nice to see the D pick him up for once.

  99. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 23, 2012 3:37 PM

    Brady got greedy when Spikes made that INT, plain and simple. I knew it was going to be a pick the moment I saw him looking way downfield and launch it.

    He usually has 2-4 games a year where he plays crappy, its been like that for year. Always throws multiple interceptions in those games and most years it usually just a couple times.

    The good thing for Pats fans is it usually pisses him off so much that he played badly that the next game he’s back to full terminator mode.

  100. cantarguefacts says: Jan 23, 2012 3:56 PM

    @sschmiggles

    So you have one example from the one playoff run that the Colts defense showed up? I think its well known that Brady has always had a better team than Manning. Im not saying Manning is by default better because of that but I think its clear that Brady has always had the better coach and better team. He gets great protection from his o line, erly on he had amazing help from a stellar veteran defense and a great football mind with BB. So when Brady has a crap game, the patriots are in a better position to win than the Colts are. I think that became apparent after this year. I couldnt believe how much this team leaned on peyton before this season. that should speak volumes for his legacy and shows why Manning v. Brady is such a great debate.

  101. pftcensorssuck says: Jan 23, 2012 10:09 PM

    bozosforall says:
    The Boston Red Sox = The MLB version of the Detroit Lions
    ——————————————————–
    You do know that the Red Sox have won TWO World Series in the past seven years, right?

    When was the last Super Bowl the Lions won?

    Oh yeah ……. NEVER.

    Not that the Red Sox have anything to do with football, genius.

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