Friday, Sep. 11, 2009

Brady's Bunch

Nearly every bookmaker has made the New England Patriots the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year, and the main reason for that is the return of quarterback Tom Brady, lost for the season last year after injuring his knee in the opening game. His year on the sidelines aside, Brady hasn't lost a regular-season game since 2006, and fans are hoping he'll be back and firing on all cylinders. But that fourth Super Bowl ring is far from a lock: even if his knee is healed, it's unclear how long it'll take Brady to be 100% comfortable on it again, and he's now got a shoulder injury to worry about after a preseason-game encounter with Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. But with no other quarterback playing whom you'd rather give the ball to with the game on the line, punters would be crazy to bet against him.