The bye week will come in handy for
Brady completed 12 of 21 passes for a season-low 134 yards in the 20-10 defeat, the Patriots' fourth loss in six games. The reigning
"I've had worse," Brady said of the injury. "I've had plenty of worse injuries than this one.
"Suh's a big guy. He just came down on the back of me and … 300 pounds, he just collapses the back of your leg, there's going to be some residual damage from that."
Brady said on his weekly radio appearance that he would be receiving treatment, "as always."
After winning their first 10 games to spur talk of a second undefeated season, the defending Super Bowl champions have seen mounting injuries take their toll. The Patriots finished 12-4 — good enough for their 12th
No clear favorite
Five teams essentially are co-favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to Las Vegas oddsmakers.
"It's kind of like in the Tour de France where you have a lead pack," said Jay Kornegay, who runs the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. "It's a wide-open affair as some of these elite teams have struggled down the stretch."
Three teams — the Patriots,
Decision on hold
Broncos Coach Gary Kubiak isn't ready to name his starting quarterback for the playoffs.
The Broncos (12-4) are seeded No. 1 in the
"In this business you work really, really hard to get in the position that we're in right now and to be a part of this next month," Kubiak said. "There's always going to be tough decisions to make."