Brady topped 4,300 passing yards, while throwing 28 touchdowns to just 13 interceptions a year after tearing his ACL.
Despite being out for 15 and a half games last season, Brady looked much like his old self, and helped get the Patriots back in the playoffs with a 10-6 record and a division title.
Raheem Morris Staying in Tampa Bay
The Bucs are bringing back Morris, who guided Tampa Bay to a poor 3-13 record in a weak NFC South division.
Morris still has a ton of work to do, though, as his offense and defense both finished ranked below 27th in the league.
Giants and Bears Going After Perry Fewell
Both New York and Chicago fired their respective defensive coordinators, and are in search of a new one. Fewell is high on both team’s list, and is even being reported as a near lock to wind up with the Bears.
No contract details have surfaced, and both teams apparently remain in the running for his services.
Chad Ochocinco Practicing, Should be Fine For Sunday
He’s practicing with his bruised knee and already claiming that his offense didn’t show all of it’s cards on Sunday, saying that the Jets saw the “Vanilla” version.
As long as Ochocinco doesn’t shell out any guarantees in the playoffs, he won’t have too many issues in the media. Regardless of his health or mentality heading into the Bengals playoff match with the Jets, Ochocinco is in for a tough match-up with all-star corner, Darrelle Revis.
Anquan Boldin Injury Not Looking Good
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Twitter than the Cardinals aren’t “optimistic” on Boldin’s chances of playing on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
We wouldn’t buy into it too much. Boldin is a beast of a man when it comes to playing through pain, and we’ll bet he at least makes an appearance to garner some attention from the Packers’ secondary. His mere presence gives the Cardinals an advantage on offense.
Monitor his status all week if you’re thinking about using him in playoff fantasy leagues, but don’t expect him to be anything other than a game-time decision.
Saints’ Charles Grant Done For the Year
Grant was placed on injured reserve with a torn triceps muscle, and will miss the playoffs.
A brute force in the beginning of the season, grant eroded as a play-maker over the course of the season, both in stopping the run and getting after the quarterback.
This doesn’t bode well for the Saints’ defense.
Percy Harvin Wins OROY Award
And deservedly so. Harvin caught 60 passes for 790 yards and six touchdowns out of the slot, and also returned two kicks for touchdowns. He was easily the most dynamic rookie threat this year, and ran away with the award, getting 41 of a possible 50 votes.
Brian Cushing took the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award (also very deserving), as the rookie Texan registered 134 total tackles and five sacks.