Tom Brady's hand was 'bloody mess,' required stiches

That's more than the 31 per cent who favour one of the other four major North American team sports: Basketball at 11 per cent, baseball at nine per cent, soccer at seven per cent and hockey at four per cent. The transcript below has been lightly edited. That said, a lot of Super Bowl teams have benefited from having better injury luck than others.

10-0: Record this season when quarterback Blake Bortles doesn't throw an interception. And perhaps most importantly, the Vikings are one step away from playing a Super Bowl at home-perfect jumpstart motivation for a team coming off one of the most batshit-crazy National Football League wins of all time. I think he's so well prepared, gets me prepared every week. "That's what could swing a good play". "So I really only saw his face", McCourty joked.

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter: Case Western Reserve University fourth-year Rob Cuda might be as good of a quarterback as Blake Bortles. I like it. I love playing against the guy. It'll be interesting to see what the Jaguars do in the offseason.

But as for the folks who will win these games? "Whether I do or I don't, that's not really up to me".

The Brady injury raises an eyebrow, but it still seems like too much for the Jaguars to pull off another huge road win. "But that's just not who they are, that's just not their personality". All four teams playing this weekend have had excellent regular seasons-three of them rolling out stout defenses, one of them rolling out a psychopath. But that doesn't explain why Google also thinks that the Vikings and Patriots are going to the Super Bowl. How would that all work out? So I've been the starter on (four) different teams. That is clearly not the case with Jacksonville, New England, Minnesota and Philadelphia, which is a testament to their mental fortitude as well as how well each roster has been built. "Or the boot he was spotted in before Super Bowl XLII?". He will make the Jaguars pay a heavy price if they can't reach him.

Devin McCourty chuckled when he was asked about the frenzy created this week by Brady's injury. We need Xavier Rhodes in the Super Bowl.

The following conversation takes place after the Divisional Round games.

Annigeri: Let's go Vikings!

And, after the season was done, the Patriots cut ties with Bledsoe. "So whether I'm getting the reps or not, I'm always preparing to play, because the truth of reality is you never know when your name is going to be called".

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has gloves on both hands as he stands with coach Bill Belichick at practice on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady took part in warm-ups but did not participate in the rest of practice.

This is the history that team is battling against going into the AFC championship.

Brady wouldn't talk about the injury during Friday's news conference, giving only short, clipped answers about his status.

Jacksonville has enough defensive firepower to make New England uncomfortable for about a half, but the Patriots pull away in the third and fourth quarters.

Again, it could be a minor injury with which the Patriots are exercising caution.

For now, Newman is enjoying the first time he has qualified for a championship game.

  • Arturo Norris