Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Will He Miss Jets Game?

Will He Miss Jets Game?

We've listed protecting Brady as a goal pretty much every week this season, and at some point, the Patriots have to actually do it.

The Patriots are preparing to head to New Jersey this weekend, where they'll take on the Jets in a surprising battle for first place in the AFC East.

Brady credited the score and game situations for the frequency New England has been in passing situations this year. Brady was hit six times and sacked three times in the game.

Brady has been the source of Jets pain over the past two decades, which obviously has brewed plenty of resentment.

"I'll be there Sunday", Brady said. He said he has learned to deal with the wear-and-tear over time. He was sacked only 15 times in all of 2016 (over a 12-game regular-season, having been suspended for the first four games), and has been hit a total of 32 times in the first five games of this season, including 16 sacks.

Yet on Thursday, both the quarterback and the star tight end were back on the practice field - albeit in a limited capacity. And it starts with stopping the run. "But it's something that we're going to have to keep challenging ourselves".

Despite the Jets being a decent team against fantasy quarterbacks so far, Brady has continued to show that is as close to matchup proof as you can get.

For fantasy football owners of players on the Patriots, this is certainly good news. But they feature a unsafe foursome of running backs in Dion Lewis, James White, Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead, who appears poised to return to game action Sunday after missing three straight games with a rib injury.

"We have to do a better job protecting him", running back James White said, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. "If you let them run and pass, it will be a long day for the defense".

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