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Pats fans ready to welcome Tom Brady back

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 09: A fan of Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks on in the second quarter of the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

Tom Brady’s suspension officially ended 13 days ago. It unofficially ends today, as Brady plays his first home game since serving a four-game suspension for the #DeflateGate debacle.

It will be loud. It will be raucous. It will be profane (if/when anyone mentions the name “Roger Goodell”). And it ultimately will be forgettable for the Bengals.

Brady had 406 passing yards last Sunday against the Browns, even though he admitted to feeling “rusty.” The rust has been knocked off, which could call into question Norm Van Brocklin’s 65-year-old single-game passing record of 545 yards.

Whatever happens, Brady can expect to be embraced zealously by the home fans, and it’s safe to say the Patriots will be scoring more points than they did the last time they played at home, two weeks ago against the Bills.

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55 Responses to “Pats fans ready to welcome Tom Brady back”
  1. greglloydrules says: Oct 16, 2016 10:19 AM

    So are Steelers fans next week. Welcome to the beatdown.

  2. kurdishpats1 says: Oct 16, 2016 10:19 AM

    As a realist I don’t think he’ll be putting up record passing numbers.

    250 yards 2 TDs

    Pats 27
    Bengals 13

  3. youknowiknowitall says: Oct 16, 2016 10:20 AM

    And let the crying from Hater Nation commence as Brady and NE tear you a new one.

  4. tonebones says: Oct 16, 2016 10:23 AM

    Good to have Brady back. I’d say the curtain got pulled back a little bit when the Pats got shutout without him. Now everyone can be smart again.

  5. factpurveyor says: Oct 16, 2016 10:24 AM

    Pats fans welcome the GOAT back to his home stadium.

    It’s a shame that the NFL didn’t understand science and then when they were informed about it the NFL decided to double down on stupid and lie about it.

    It’s also a shame that the NFL had decided to continue to dupe all the gullible people by not releasing the PSI information that was collected during games in the 2015 season.

  6. manipuraram says: Oct 16, 2016 10:27 AM

    Brady is an immortal among regular human beings. Roger Goodell has done nothing but fluff rich billionaires. Nobody is gonna remember pasty, fat, weak kiss ass Roger Goodwll(who is the reason NFL ratings are down. Bradybwill be remembered as the greatest player and leader in the history of team sports. And I’m a Rams fan.

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 16, 2016 10:27 AM

    Can the Bengals do anything to stop the two headed monster of Gronk and Bennett ? If they double cover both of them you leave Edelman, Hogan, White or whoever else is out there single or uncovered and running wild.

  8. MichaelEdits says: Oct 16, 2016 10:28 AM

    We don’t want Brady for President because he’d probably choose his good friend Trump for VP.

  9. jrossizzle says: Oct 16, 2016 10:33 AM

    Holding their knee pads

  10. kissbillsrings says: Oct 16, 2016 10:34 AM

    I believe the entire WORLD of NFL fans is ready to welcome Brady back…..at least TRUE NFL FANS are !!!

  11. bucsorbust says: Oct 16, 2016 10:35 AM

    Hopefully the referees will check the ball inflation extra good, plus make sure they keep an extra eye out for the well-known Patriot shenanigans. I know that’s a sad thing to have to say, but Tom Brady will always have an asterick next to his name in the record books that says “* Cheated his fellow players and the game.”

  12. willycents says: Oct 16, 2016 10:36 AM

    So, last week he put up 400 yards on the #26 pass defense in the league. This week he plays the #11 pass defense and is going to put up more than 545 yards.
    Thank god he isn’t playing a top three defense or he would put up at least a thousand yards, by that reasoning.
    I would say the odds of beating the record are somewhere between slim and none.

  13. dmc1542 says: Oct 16, 2016 10:38 AM

    Roger Go-da-Hell!

  14. kissbillsrings says: Oct 16, 2016 10:52 AM

    kurdishpats1 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 10:19 AM
    As a realist I don’t think he’ll be putting up record passing numbers.

    250 yards 2 TDs

    Pats 27
    Bengals 13
    ————————————————-
    As a REALIST I’d say 350 & 4 TD’s sounds more on target….

  15. bucsorbust says: Oct 16, 2016 10:54 AM

    And of course, there is just no way in the world Brady could go down with a season ending injury at this point.

  16. rportkid says: Oct 16, 2016 10:54 AM

    It’s a travesty that Brady was dragged through this debacle of a witch hunt. Created by the most corrupt commissioner in sports history and carried out by his buffoons. Welcome back Tom.

  17. theringisthething says: Oct 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    Greg Lloyd rules – you might be right about that Steelers beardown. Afterall, Brady is 9-2 in his career against them, so maybe the law of averages favors them.

  18. factpurveyor says: Oct 16, 2016 11:01 AM

    A few problems with the NFL comparing the PSI drops in the Colts footballs to those of the Patriots:

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the 4 Colts footballs were allowed to warm up indoors while the 11 Patriots footballs were being measured twice.

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the footballs belonging to the 2 teams were treated differently during the game. The Colts footballs were being kept dry in a bag for much of the 1st half while the Patriots footballs were getting rained on. Evaporative cooling makes things that are wet get colder. This would make a more significant drop in PSI.

    • It is also known that when leather gets wet it can stretch. Tests have shown that leather footballs can increase in volume up to 3%. This means that the same amount of air is now held in a larger container. That’s another way for PSI to drop in addition to the drop from the lower temperature.

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the Colts were the visiting team. This means that their footballs were outside prior to being measured prior to the game. This means that they would have been colder and would not drop in temperature as much and lose as much PSI.

    So without considering any of these differences and without understanding the IGL and with a conclusion already made the NFL went after the Patriots using the media as a weapon.

    Broadcasting red herrings about a text message and a replaced telephone to distract people from the fact that nobody let any air out of footballs. Once the NFL realized that they were wrong they doubled down on stupid and abused the court system and spun the story through the media.

    The NFL is now committed to the farce and is keeping the PSI information secret that they collected during the 2015 season because it shows what those that understand science already know. Footballs always lose PSI when taken outdoors on cold days.

  19. tylawspick6 says: Oct 16, 2016 11:01 AM

    arrest, try and convict goodell

    there is no other way to save the league

  20. oddte says: Oct 16, 2016 11:02 AM

    greglloydrules says:
    Oct 16, 2016 10:19 AM
    So are Steelers fans next week. Welcome to the beatdown

    _______________________

    Oh come on now, Brady is 7-2 against the Steelers.

  21. tylawspick6 says: Oct 16, 2016 11:04 AM

    keep an eye out for goodell and the refs under orders the rest of the year to manipulate games to keep the pats from the 1 seed.

    pats fans know the team will need to beat the opponent and cheating goodell

  22. chippys lost binky says: Oct 16, 2016 11:19 AM

    greglloydrules says:
    Oct 16, 2016 10:19 AM
    So are Steelers fans next week. Welcome to the beatdown.
    +++++++++++++++

    Gotta love a Steelers fanboy, damn the facts. Be careful what you wish for, Brady is 6-2 against Roethlisberger led Steelers teams and has a regular season .808 win % overall against the AFCN in his career and that’s with only playing the division winner 2 of every 3 years.

  23. carloswlassiter says: Oct 16, 2016 11:26 AM

    Are the Bengals any good this year? I honestly have no idea yet –

  24. randomguy9999 says: Oct 16, 2016 11:27 AM

    and the next Pats cheating scandal will be found in 3…2…1…

  25. maust1013 says: Oct 16, 2016 11:28 AM

    bucsorbust says:
    Oct 16, 2016 10:35 AM
    Tom Brady will always have an asterick next to his name…
    =============

    You can imagine all the * you like. Just know that while you are doing that the rest of us will be seeing the very real ‘† Denotes all time NFL record’

  26. bert1913 says: Oct 16, 2016 11:29 AM

    Tom’s ego is gonna be really inflated now

  27. nufcedmcgreevey says: Oct 16, 2016 11:32 AM

    NFL ratings will start to go up now that the best player is back!

  28. tylawspick6 says: Oct 16, 2016 11:40 AM

    the most selflesss team star in sports history

    meanwhile, gomer’s hgh head is still on my tv screen

    constantly

  29. superpatriotsfan says: Oct 16, 2016 11:41 AM

    Pats homers were getting worried about how to go on through life with honesty.

  30. rootpain says: Oct 16, 2016 11:46 AM

    Pats will do what they do every week. They will play to win and they will play against their opponents’ weaknesses. MOST of the time that succeeds, but not always. Sure they will be motivated by the home team support. But that won’t change the game plan one bit. That is set with contingencies in place. If Brady sets a record it’s because the game plan was exceptionally developed and exceptionally executed.
    I don’t care if Brady breaks any more records. In my mind he is already fixed as the best strategist, tactician and executor that has ever played football. And that is a combination of skills that maybe a handful of players ever had and fewer still had the opportunity to use.
    Now I just can’t wait for Goodell to get fired cause it really bothers me to stick to my commitment not to watch another game while that corrupt man is still commissioner. (I know, I know that I am cheating the committment a bit by reading the stats after the game and reading the posts that my kids update me with during the game. And I know it’s a silent protest and won’t impact Goodell one bit. But there you have it).
    Go Patriots.

  31. theangrytammy says: Oct 16, 2016 11:47 AM

    Hey man, winning is easy when you have sophisticated cheating technology that rivals the CIA! just sayin’

  32. greglloydrules says: Oct 16, 2016 11:53 AM

    Oh Im completely aware what Bradys record is against the Steelers. And as a fan I am running my mouth by saying beatdown which it won’t be. But I have a feeling the tide is going to turn. And even though the record is lopsided, you cant tell me that the Steelers don’t have Patriots fans a little nervous this season.

  33. factpurveyor says: Oct 16, 2016 11:58 AM

    theangrytammy says:
    Oct 16, 2016 11:47 AM

    Hey man, winning is easy when you have sophisticated cheating technology that rivals the CIA! just sayin’

    —————————————————————-

    Did you save money and use store brand tin foil to make that hat?

  34. maust1013 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:15 PM

    factpurveyor says:
    Oct 16, 2016 11:58 AM
    theangrytammy says:
    Oct 16, 2016 11:47 AM
    Hey man, winning is easy when you have sophisticated cheating technology that rivals the CIA! just sayin’
    —————————————————————-
    Did you save money and use store brand tin foil to make that hat?
    ===============

    The heck with the $, the question is did he at least leave some for the other kids?

  35. The Truth says: Oct 16, 2016 12:25 PM

    They should have had Sal DeMasi the convicted former speaker of the house host the ceremonial coin flip. Two cheaters celebrating their freedom !

  36. stipez says: Oct 16, 2016 12:27 PM

    Does anyone realize that homeboy is only playing 3/4 of a season? That means the ole man is fresh. AND he’s pissed. You know what happens when he’s pissed.

  37. crush22 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:32 PM

    Patsies*

  38. maust1013 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:33 PM

    greglloydrules says:
    Oct 16, 2016 11:53 AM
    Oh Im completely aware what Bradys record is against the Steelers. And as a fan I am running my mouth by saying beatdown which it won’t be. But I have a feeling the tide is going to turn. And even though the record is lopsided, you cant tell me that the Steelers don’t have Patriots fans a little nervous this season.
    =================

    Now that you being serious, I’m more than happy to engage in a realistic conversation.
    Usually those are great games and of course there’s that very impressive Pittsburgh offense to take into consideration, all smack aside Roethlisberger has morphed into a real leader. Just can’t help but feel that NE’s offense against Pitt’s D is a greater advantage than Pitt’s offense against NE’s D. A little respect goes a long way between quality opponents, real NE fans have plenty for the Steelers

  39. carloswlassiter says: Oct 16, 2016 12:33 PM

    bucsorbust says:
    Oct 16, 2016 10:54 AM

    And of course, there is just no way in the world Brady could go down with a season ending injury at this point.
    ————————————————————-
    I think most people who’ve ever watched a football game know that there can be an injury to any player in any game, or in practice for that matter.

    So congratulations for posting something truly, truly idiotic.

  40. tedmurph says: Oct 16, 2016 12:36 PM

    Pats homers were getting worried about how to go on through life with honesty.

    I wish I were a celebrity troll on a FB blog.

  41. benry123 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:37 PM

    The Steelers always make us Pats fans nervous.

  42. 12thmangohawks says: Oct 16, 2016 12:39 PM

    Brady fans are as blind and incompetent as Clinton supporters. Just mindless sheep following scum.

  43. nbptma1 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:49 PM

    factpurveyor says:
    Oct 16, 2016 11:01 AM
    A few problems with the NFL comparing the PSI drops in the Colts footballs to those of the Patriots:

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the 4 Colts footballs were allowed to warm up indoors while the 11 Patriots footballs were being measured twice.

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the footballs belonging to the 2 teams were treated differently during the game. The Colts footballs were being kept dry in a bag for much of the 1st half while the Patriots footballs were getting rained on. Evaporative cooling makes things that are wet get colder. This would make a more significant drop in PSI.

    • It is also known that when leather gets wet it can stretch. Tests have shown that leather footballs can increase in volume up to 3%. This means that the same amount of air is now held in a larger container. That’s another way for PSI to drop in addition to the drop from the lower temperature.

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the Colts were the visiting team. This means that their footballs were outside prior to being measured prior to the game. This means that they would have been colder and would not drop in temperature as much and lose as much PSI.

    So without considering any of these differences and without understanding the IGL and with a conclusion already made the NFL went after the Patriots using the media as a weapon.

    Broadcasting red herrings about a text message and a replaced telephone to distract people from the fact that nobody let any air out of footballs. Once the NFL realized that they were wrong they doubled down on stupid and abused the court system and spun the story through the media.

    The NFL is now committed to the farce and is keeping the PSI information secret that they collected during the 2015 season because it shows what those that understand science already know. Footballs always lose PSI when taken outdoors on cold days.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thank you for being a loyal Pas fan! The NFL made us this way due to their attempts to frame Brady. The NFL fan base will just have to deal with us. Screw Goodell (and the Jets too).

  44. tylawspick6 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:49 PM

    steelers fans in here are hilarious

    their d blows and somehow they are cofidenr against the pats?

  45. justbegbaby says: Oct 16, 2016 12:52 PM

    Hey man, winning is easy when you have sophisticated cheating technology that rivals the CIA! just sayin’
    _____________________________________

    LOL! So true.

  46. smelltheglove2 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:54 PM

    Of course the Steelers make us nervous, especially in their building. Should be a good one. Two of the best offenses in the league, and two underrated defenses. That Steelers offense is a joy to watch, very well balanced. The Pats not as balanced, but very explosive. May the best team win. Now bring on the Bengals!

  47. nufcedmcgreevey says: Oct 16, 2016 12:54 PM

    Steelers and pats afc championship game, mark it down!

  48. imodan says: Oct 16, 2016 12:56 PM

    randomguy9999 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 11:27 AM
    and the next Pats cheating scandal will be found in 3…2…1…
    ————————————————————–
    Surely you erred. What you meant to say was “made up”, not “found”. Enjoy your Sunday

  49. nhpats says: Oct 16, 2016 1:03 PM

    bucsorbust says:
    Oct 16, 2016 10:35 AM
    Tom Brady will always have an asterick next to his name…

    Yes:

    *G.O.A.T.

  50. trainwrecksryan says: Oct 16, 2016 1:19 PM

    “but Tom Brady will always have an asterick next to his name in the record books that says ‘* Cheated his fellow players and the game’.”

    Which record book specifically? The one your wrote yourself? In crayon? From your mom’s basement? While misspelling the word “asterisk”?

  51. ikeclanton says: Oct 16, 2016 1:29 PM

    crush22 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 12:32 PM
    Patsies*

    ——-

    Thanks for no effort at all. Why even bother to type? So useless and boring–there must be just a mouse running on a wheel in your head.

  52. crush22 says: Oct 16, 2016 1:42 PM

    ikeclanton says:
    Oct 16, 2016 1:29 PM
    crush22 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 12:32 PM
    Patsies*

    ——-

    Thanks for no effort at all. Why even bother to type? So useless and boring–there must be just a mouse running on a wheel in your head.
    _____________
    You’re right.
    I should type more.
    I forgot 3 asterisks.

  53. Flash1287 says: Oct 16, 2016 2:02 PM

    12thmangohawks says:
    Oct 16, 2016 12:39 PM
    Brady fans are as blind and incompetent as Clinton supporters. Just mindless sheep following scum.

    Poor baby. Still bitter about that 4th q in the SB?

  54. ikeclanton says: Oct 16, 2016 2:21 PM

    crush22 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 1:42 PM
    ikeclanton says:
    Oct 16, 2016 1:29 PM
    crush22 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 12:32 PM
    Patsies*

    ——-

    Thanks for no effort at all. Why even bother to type? So useless and boring–there must be just a mouse running on a wheel in your head.
    _____________
    You’re right.
    I should type more.
    I forgot 3 asterisks.

    ———–

    Ok –while you’re busy writing in your homemade history notebook of nonsense and most likely reading it to your audience made of stuffed animals sitting at a child’s coloring table, I and everyone else in the world will continue to consult the actual NFL book of record where in reality, they don’t exist.

    Keep trying though if it makes you feel good!

  55. crush22 says: Oct 16, 2016 2:27 PM

    ikeclanton says:
    Oct 16, 2016 2:21 PM
    crush22 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 1:42 PM
    ikeclanton says:
    Oct 16, 2016 1:29 PM
    crush22 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 12:32 PM
    Patsies*

    ——-

    Thanks for no effort at all. Why even bother to type? So useless and boring–there must be just a mouse running on a wheel in your head.
    _____________
    You’re right.
    I should type more.
    I forgot 3 asterisks.

    ———–

    Ok –while you’re busy writing in your homemade history notebook of nonsense and most likely reading it to your audience made of stuffed animals sitting at a child’s coloring table, I and everyone else in the world will continue to consult the actual NFL book of record where in reality, they don’t exist.

    Keep trying though if it makes you feel good!
    ______________
    I understand that the truth hurts.
    Have a cup of hot cocoa.
    It will calm you down.

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