The first half looked as shaky as it has been all season for the New England Patriots offense.
The Patriots struggled to generate offense in the first two quarters of the game, as Tom Brady failed to move the offense down the field.
Brady and the offense’s inefficiency in the first half made Michael Felger, Troy Brown and Mike Flynn on PostGame Live discuss if a hand injury is affecting Brady’s play.
“I don’t think the injury is potentially as bad as people think it is,” Flynn said. “I don’t know if he had a lot of sample size in the first half. I think your line, the running game, your receivers weren’t playing well. Sometimes, with that type of injury, maybe you need a few throws to get loose. You saw in the second half, I don’t think it affected his throwing.”
At halftime, Brown thought if Brady was injured, the Patriots should consider putting Ryan Mallett into the game.
“I know [Brady] wants to be out there, he is a competitor,” Brown said. “Everybody in New England wants Tom Brady on the field, but at what point does that start to hurt your football team. Obviously, it didn’t come to that because he came out in the second half and played very well.”
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