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Tom Brady Dealing with Both Elbow and Toe Issues Three Days Before Showdown with Chiefs

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was limited at practice on Thursday as the team gets set for a huge AFC showdown at home Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team they beat in last season’s AFC Title Game in Arrowhead Stadium.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback is dealing with both a right elbow injury, as well as a toe injury.

It was a tough night on Sunday in Houston for the franchise quarterback, as he took 12 hits during the loss to the Texans.

The Pats offense looked completely out of sync against the Texans, as it took awhile for them to get going before Brady threw for 326 yards and three scores with an interception.

Two of the scores came in the final 3:42 with the Patriots trailing 28-9.

Video: Patriots Play Host to Chief in 2018 AFC Title Game Rematch

In a rematch of last year’s AFC Title game, the Pats and Chiefs will do battle in a key AFC battle in Week 14 in Foxboro.

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Video: Patriots Play Host to Watson and the Texans in Week 13 SNF Action

The Patriots and Texans have a big prime time Sunday night game awaiting in what could be a playoff preview in week 13.

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Video: Patriots Survive the Cowboys in the Rain, Move to 10-1 with 13-9 Win

The Patriots and Cowboys had to handle the elements on Sunday, but in the end the Pats D stepped up one last time, doing enough to stop Dallas to pull out a 13-9 win to move to 10-1.

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Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett Not Cleared From Concussion, Not Likely to Play Vs Cowboys

Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett has not yet been cleared to resume football activities and is unlikely to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

Dorsett suffered a concussion in the Week 11 win over the Eagles. His absence is bad news for the Patriots against the Cowboys’ stout pass defense, as fellow veteran wideout Mohamed Sanu may also miss the contest with an ankle injury.

First-round rookie N’Keal Harry would draw the start if Dorsett is unable to suit up and fellow rookie Jakobi Meyers will join him and Julian Edelman in three-wide sets if Sanu can’t go.

Don’t Expect the Patriots to Bring Back WR Antonio Brown

If you were hoping that the Patriots would change their mind and bring back troubled wide out Antonio Brown, you can pretty much forget it.

NBC Sports Boston reports that the Pats have no interest in bringing back Brown, despite the fact they could use a play maker at the receiver spot.

Two sources with knowledge of the Patriots thinking scoffed at the idea Antonio Brown would rejoin the Patriots this season.

When one source was asked if there was a chance the wide out – who was with the Patriots for less than two tumultuous weeks in September – might have a chance at rejoining the team, this was the two-word response.

“What’s changed?”

Brown tried to mend fences with the Pats going on social media earlier in the week and saying ‘sorry’ to Pats owner Robert Kraft.

The sentiment seems a little hollow after Brown’s tirade against not only the Pats but the entire NFL, a league who said he wouldn’t play for again shortly after his release.

For now, Brown remains open to any team that wants to sign him, and for the Pats they don’t seem to care that he wants to return to a 9-1 team that needs to be more focused on the Cowboys than off the field drama.

Video: Patriots Look to Slow Down the Cowboys in Week 12 Battle

The Patriots will look to get to 10-1 Sunday as they play host to the Cowboys in a game that could be a Super Bowl preview.

Here’s the preview from the NFL.

Patriots Activate Tackle Isaiah Wynn Off Injured Reserve

The Patriots have been needing help on their offensive line, and finally it sounds like they are going to get it.

The team has activated offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn off injured reserve according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

With Wynn coming off the injured list, the team placed wide out Gunner Olszewski on injured reserve.

Wynn was the first round pick of the Pats in the 2018 NFL Draft, and the team has been anxious to get him on the field. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a torn Achilles suffered in the preseason.

The team is hopeful that Wynn can round out to being a force on the line, as the team lost Trent Brown this past spring via free agency.

Wynn was able to play in two games before injuring his toe. With the team needing help on the line, his arrival off the list is a welcome sight for the team.