Tom Brady came to the podium, wearing what appeared to be a pretty expensive suit. Typical post-game deal for him. But something was off.
"Not my usual look," he said with a smile.
He wore a white bandage on his nose after catching Kamerion Wimbley's shin in his face when he was sacked in the first half of New England's 34-13 win over Tennessee.
Someone in the media said he looked like Robert De Niro's chatacter in the boxing classic "Raging Bull."
Brady insisted his offensive line played pretty well, despite his battered look.
He also said he wasn't sure if his schnoz was broken.
"I have no idea what a broken nose feels like," Brady said. "It'll be fine. I need some of that anyway."
FOXBORO -- Anyone hoping to see Vincent Valentine make his season debut got some bad news Friday.
Valentine, who has been inactive for both of the Patriots' first two games with a knee injury, was placed on injured reserve. ESPN's Field Yates was first to report the news.
With Valentine on IR, Geneo Grissom was added to the roster from the practice squad. ESPN's Mike Reiss had that one first:
Valentine, whom the Pats chose 96th overall in 2016, has not been practicing with the team as he's dealt with the knee injury.
A third-round pick of the Pats in 2015, Grissom was released by the team in September and signed to the practice squad a day later.
The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Texans game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
RB Rex Burkhead (ribs)
DT Vincent Valentine (knee)
WR Danny Amendola (concussion/knee)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle/concussion)
WR Phillip Dorsett (knee)
DB Nate Ebner (shoulder)
CB Stephon Gilmore (groin)
TE Rob Gronkowski (groin)
LB Dont'a Hightower (knee)
WR Chris Hogan (knee)
LB Elandon Roberts (thumb)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)
WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)
G Jeff Allen (ankle)
WR Will Fuller V (shoulder)
CB Kevin Johnson (knee)
RB Alfred Blue (ankle)
NT Brandon Dunn (knee)
CB Jonathan Joseph (shoulder)
G Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee)
DE J.J. Watt (finger)
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TE Stephen Anderson (concussion)
CB Marcus Burley (knee)
T Chris Clark (wrist)
WR Bruce Ellington (concussion)
TE Ryan Griffin (concussion)