No Gronk, No Edelman, Throw it to Brady

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National Fail League: Week 13 Flops

Tom Brady is New England's best receiver.

Brady caught a 36-yard pass in a stunning 35-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. With Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski injured, Bill Belichick might want to consider starting Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback and splitting Brady out wide.

After all, Brady has a career average of 29.5 yards per catch. His other reception was for 23 yards in 2001.

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It turns out Gisele was wrong. Her hubby can throw and catch the ball all by himself.

Flashback to February 2012 when the Patriots lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. Aaron Hernandez, Deion Branch and Wes Welker had key drops in the 21-17 loss.

Afterward, Brady's supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, angrily responded to hecklers by screaming: "My husband cannot (expletive) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time."

It took him nearly four years, but Brady finally proved her wrong.

Well, sort of.


NFL power rankings - 12/8
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No Gronk, No Edelman, Throw it to Brady

32. Cleveland Browns (2-10)

Last week: 32

(AP Photo/David Richard)

31. San Diego Chargers (3-9)

Last week: 28

(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

30. San Francisco 49ers (4-8)

Last week: 30

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

29. Tennessee Titans (3-9)

Last week: 31

(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

28. New Orleans Saints (4-8)

Last week: 29

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

27. Baltimore Ravens (4-8)

Last week: 26

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8)

Last week: 23

(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

25. St. Louis Rams (4-8)

Last week: 25

(AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

24. Miami Dolphins (5-7)

Last week: 27

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

23. Chicago Bears (5-7)

Last week: 20

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

22. Oakland Raiders (5-7)

Last week: 19

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

21. Detroit Lions (4-8)

Last week: 21

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

20. Washington Redskins (5-7)

Last week: 15

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

19. Dallas Cowboys (4-8)

Last week: 22

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

18. New York Giants (5-7)

Last week: 17

(AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

17. Indianapolis Colts (6-6)

Last week: 12

(AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

16. Buffalo Bills (6-6)

Last week 16

(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

15. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)

Last week: 24

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6)

Last week: 18

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

13. Houston Texans (6-6)

Last week: 11

(AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

12. Atlanta Falcons (6-6)

Last week: 13

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

11. New York Jets (7-5)

Last week: 14

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

10. Green Bay Packers (7-5)

Last week: 9

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)

Last week: 10

(AP Photo/Don Wright)

8. Minnesota Vikings (8-4)

Last week: 6

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

7. Kansas City Chiefs (7-5)

Last week: 8

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

6. Seattle Seahawks (7-5)

Last week: 7

(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

5. New England Patriots (10-2)

Last week: 2

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

4. Cincinnati Bengals (10-2)

Last week: 5

(AP Photo/David Richard)

3. Arizona Cardinals (10-2)

Last week: 4

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

2. Denver Broncos (10-2)

Last week: 3

(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

1. Carolina Panthers (12-0)

Last week: 1

(AP Photo/Bill Feig)


Brady didn't throw the ball to himself. Wide receiver Danny Amendola tossed a perfect pass to No. 12 on an end-around. But that's enough for Brady to pull a Keyshawn Johnson and start demanding someone throws him "the damn ball."

Here are other overreactions from Week 13:

OVERREACTION: Cam Newton and the Panthers are going 19-0. Carolina rallied from two deficits to beat the Saints and remain unbeaten.

REALISTIC REACTION: They have a tough schedule remaining. The Panthers play the Falcons twice and have two games against teams (Giants, Buccaneers) fighting for playoff spots.


OVERREACTION: The Vikings are a fraud. A 38-7 loss to Seattle was Minnesota's third in four games vs. teams that currently have winning records.

REALISTIC REACTION: They're 8-4. That's not luck.


OVERREACTION: The Cowboys will win the NFC Least. They're 4-8, but only one game behind the Eagles, Redskins and Giants and have the best division record (3-2).

REALISTIC REACTION: Tony Romo isn't coming back and the schedule is difficult: at Packers, vs. Jets, at Bills, vs. Redskins.


OVERREACTION: The Bengals and Broncos are headed for an AFC championship game showdown.

REALISTIC REACTION: Uh, there's a team in Foxborough that plays its best football in January.


OVERREACTION: Jeff Fisher will the first coach fired after the season. The Rams went from playoff hopeful to dreadful in a month.

REALISTIC REACTION: He has plenty of competition.


OVERREACTION: Tyson Alualu is the new William "Refrigerator" Perry. Alualu, a 310-pound defensive line, had a 16-yard catch on third-and-1 for the Jaguars.

REALISTIC REACTION: He's got a long way to go to catch Perry, who had two rushing TDs and one TD catch.


OVERREACTION: Marcus Mariota is the best running QB in the NFL. The rookie had an 87-yard TD run against the Jaguars.

REALISTIC REACTION: Newton has seven TDs and 476 yards.

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