The Patriots were facing a 14-point halftime deficit at home against the Dolphins. It was so bad that former Patriots receiver Troy Brown suggested on CSN New England at halftime that, if the deficit had grown to 21, quarterback Tom Brady should be replaced by Ryan Mallett.
But since the Dolphins missed a field goal that would have pushed the score to 20-3, the Patriots have scored a pair of touchdowns, knotting the game at 17.
Regardless of how the game plays out, it’s clear that Brady’s throwing hand is, to use a technical term, effed up. Photos have appeared on Twitter of Brady’s swollen right hand.
The swelling comes a day after Brady was photographed with the ring finger and middle finger from his right hand taped together. Brady was not listed on the injury report as having a hand or finger injury.
The situation has prompted some amusing observations on Twitter, including that it’s still not too late to slam your hand in a door and go as Tom Brady for Halloween.