New England Patriots QB Tom Brady on CBS: 'I understand the risks'


The New England Patriots look to shake off a disappointing Thursday night season opener against the Chiefs as they face off against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

The Saints traditionally always have one of the best passing attacks on the league, but a way to offset this could be getting after the Saints quarterback. Both the Saints and Patriots' defenses allowed rookie running backs Dalvin Cook and Kareem Hunt to run for over 100 yards.

This will be New England's first trip to New Orleans since 2009 when the Saints cruised past the Patriots 38-17. For newcomer Adrian Peterson, the concerns and speculations of his running style not meshing with Sean Payton's offensive scheme are very valid now. 'I mean, I'm not oblivious to them.

This matchup is yet another area where the Saints probably looked at last week's game for guidance.

With the Saints' suspect defense and the not same high-powered offense as we've seen in the past, this could be a good bounce back game for the Patriots. Brady will challenge the Saints secondary, even without Danny Amendola being an option. I think the Saints will be able to put up some points but giving Tom and Bill extra days to prepare for anyone puts the opposing team at a disadvantage.

"This review identified no evidence of any deviation from the Protocol by the Patriots" medical staff or the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultants assigned to Patriots' games or any indication that Mr. Brady sustained a concussion or reported signs or symptoms consistent with having sustained a concussion, ' the NFL's statement read. Brees actually has a winning record against the Patriots, and there's no doubt that he will give it his all tomorrow afternoon.

The in-depth interview will focus on his health, training and diet program, playing football at age 40 and his desire to play at least five more seasons. And for the most part, it is. She conducted the first network television interview at his home outside of Boston, Mass. O'Donnell also spoke with Brady at his TB12 Sports Therapy Center, near Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

The Patriots are still considered to be the team to beat in the National Football League this season, but they've got work to do if Brady wants to win an unprecedented sixth title in the 2017 campaign.