By Phil Perry
While most of the country -- including receiver Chad Ochocinco -- was awestruck by Tom Brady's 517-yard performance in Miami, Brady himself shrugged it off during his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Show.
"In reality, that's part of our job," he said. "Some days you don't have the opportunity to throw for that many yards. Some days you throw for 200 yards and it's a great day. And some days you throw for 100 yards. The reason is you're trying to take what the defense is giving you."
The Dolphins were generous on Monday night.
Brady hit on several other topics during the show, including the Patriots' hurry-up offense, what they can do to improve, and of course, Chad Ochocinco.
The Patriots lost another offensive weapon when, days after Rob Gronkowski underwent season-ending back surgery, Danny Amendola hobbled off the field with a foot injury in New England's 26-10 win over the Rams on Sunday.
On Monday morning, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the extent of the injury:
Amendola's absence creates an immediate issue on special teams, but also thins the wide-receiver corps as the team heads down the final stretch and attempts to secure home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
SEATTLE - Behind Thomas Rawls bouncing off and through tacklers and a big-play punch from Tyler Lockett, the Seattle Seahawks rediscovered their offensive star power on Sunday night.
It came at a significant cost to their defense.
Rawls ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, Lockett took a reverse 75 yards for a score to open the second half and the Seahawks routed the Carolina Panthers 40-7 on Sunday night.
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