10:31 AM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014

Fantasy Update

12 hours ago
Tom Brady (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8.
Oct 20, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Football
Tom Brady is one of six fantasy players who is being left on the bench way too often in ESPN leagues, says KC Joyner. Here are his must-start fantasy players, plus a look at early waiver-wire targets for Week 8.

Prediction: Patriots will beat Bears

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- I view this as a matchup between a careless team (Bears) and one that protects the ball with good discipline (Patriots). The turnover numbers reflect that – 13 giveaways for the Bears, just five for the Patriots. If the Patriots can protect Tom Brady, I see opportunities for the offense to move the ball and score points much like Miami did last week when Ryan Tannehill completed his first 14 passes of the game. If Tannehill can do that, I think the chances are good that Brady will exceed it.

Bears vs. Patriots preview

Has it really been eight years already? The last time the Chicago Bears visited the New England Patriots, on Nov. 26, 2006, quarterback Tom Brady was juking linebacker Brian Urlacher on an unforgettable 11-yard run en route to a hard-fought, 17-13 win. The Patriots had ripped up their natural-grass field the week before and installed FieldTurf on a permanent basis. "It goes fast," Brady said of the eight years. "Before that game, we played the Jets in a rainstorm, and the field really started off crappy that year.

Rex Ryan tweaks Tom Brady for his flop

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- That Tom Brady, he's some actor. Rex Ryan called out the New England Patriots' quarterback for a flop in last week's game, an attempt by Brady to draw a penalty flag. It happened after an overthrow by the New York Jets' sideline. Linebacker Antwan Barnes gave Brady a shove out of bounds, and that didn't sit well with Patriots' guard Jordan Devey, who pushed Barnes to the ground and was penalized 15 yards. Amid the chaos, defensive end Leger Douzable made incidental contact with Brady, who paused a moment or two and fell down.
Patriots Gab Oct 23, 2014

Tom Brady working on the run

Patriots QB Tom Brady admits he’s not the best runner, but he’s working on it. Against the Jets, Brady rolled out to the left and threw on the run and it was a 19 yard touchdown to WR Danny Amendola. Brady said he has practiced that play before, during the off-season, because he wants to […]
Windy City Gridiron Oct 23, 2014
The Bears Den: October 23, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 8 news & notes

The Bears Den: October 23, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 8 news & notes

Bears begin prepping to face Patriots - Larry Mayer: Three days after their disappointing loss to Miami, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to prepare for Sunday’s road game against the Patriots. Brady has earned ‘elite’ distinction; jury still out on Cutler’s worth - Adam L. Jahns: A handful of Bears commended Tom Brady’s elite ways Wednesday, and Marc Trestman’s admiration was apparent in a conference call with New England media. Follow WCG on Twitter; like us on Facebook (& click on 'Subscribed to').  Check out David "OSS" Taylor's CheekyMonkeyArt prints and...

Patriots-Bears through a stats-based lens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at the New England Patriots-Chicago Bears matchup through a stats-based lens (via ESPN's Stats and Information): 1. Brady's 100th career start at home. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes his 100th career regular-season start at home on Sunday and is 86-13 in Foxborough. According to Elias Sports Bureau, no quarterback who debuted in the Super Bowl era has a higher home winning percentage (minimum 40 starts, all regular season).
Boston Herald Oct 23, 2014
Bears must deal with Tom Brady on a roll for Patriots

Bears must deal with Tom Brady on a roll for Patriots

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker doesn’t have to go back far to find a “How To” guide on frazzling Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.In Week 4, during a Monday night game in Kansas City, the three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback looked as ordinary as he ever has, a bit jumpy behind a reshuffled line and never in a rhythm throughout the game.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014

Bears 24, Patriots 21: Wait, what?

RICK MORRISSEY: Bad one week, good the next. If you follow that thinking, the Bears should beat Tom Brady and the Patriots this week because A) they have no business beating Tom Brady and the Patriots, B) the game is on the road and C) the hell if I know.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014

Tom Brady has earned ‘elite’ distinction; jury still out on Jay Cutler’s worth

It’s a bizarre week to debate whether Bears quarterback Jay Cutler can, will be or already is an elite quarterback. Yet, here we are, and we have Bears fan “Ryan” to thank for broaching the always-steamy topic during a team-run chat with general manager Phil Emery this week. “No matter how you analyze the history of quarterbacks in the NFL,” Emery replied, “if you have a winning record, you are an elite player at that position.” That would include Kyle...
Chicago Tribune Oct 22, 2014

Fuller sits out practice; Conte, Briggs, Bostic return

Injuries have the Chicago Bears’ defensive back seven in flux ahead of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady.

Fuller sits out practice; Conte, Briggs, Bostic return

Injuries have the Chicago Bears’ defensive back seven in flux ahead of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Brady fondly recalls making Brian Urlacher his dance partner

FOXBORO — Tom Brady has never been mistaken for Walter Payton, Barry Sanders or Johnny Manziel. But on Nov. 26, 2006, Brady, then 29, put a move on likely future Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, that Brady proclaimed after a 17-13 win at Gillette Stadium he would tell his kids about. With Brady and […]

Time check: Tom Brady getting more time to throw leading to Patriots success last 3 games

FOXBORO — Tom Brady has had his best three games of the season the last three weeks, and a major reason why is improved protection. While sacks can occasionally be overrated, Brady has been sacked just four times in the last three games, compared to nine times over the first four games. “They’€™re doing a […]

Tom Brady Working To Be More Mobile, Extending Plays

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may be a veteran, but he can still learn a lot from younger players in the league. Chief among those things he can learn is how to extend plays with his legs.

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