New England Patriots next opponent could impress Gisele Bündchen
By Brian Hines
Gisele Bündchen, the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, could be impressed with the Patriots opponent on Saturday night.
The New England Patriots will face a surprise opponent in the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday night. The Tennessee Titans upset the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 in the AFC’s first Wild Card game on Saturday, setting up a Divisional Round matchup at Gillette Stadium.
During the Titans comeback, in which the team trailed 21-3, quarterback Marcus Mariota pulled off one the most unusual plays you will ever see.
Mariota’s pass was knocked away by cornerback Darrelle Revis, but it did not fall incomplete. Instead, Mariota was able to snag the ball out of mid-air and lunge into the end zone for a score.
The unreal play that helped spark the Titans comeback.
That is what brings us to Tom Brady‘s wife, Gisele Bündchen. The play by Mariota is one that she should take notice of.
After the Patriots lost Super Bowl XLVI to the New York Giants, Bündchen let her emotions get the best of her. She famously cursed out Brady’s receivers who struggled to haul in passes throughout the game.
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"“My husband cannot f–king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”"
It turns out throwing the ball and catching it at the same time is possible. And when Tennessee comes into Foxboro on Saturday, Gisele will have a first-hand view of the quarterback who accomplished it.
As for the game itself, kickoff is set to be at 8:15 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 13th. The Patriots opened as a 13.5-point favorite, but the Titans have only lost one game all year by more than ten points.
The last time these two teams met was on December 20, 2015. The Patriots won 33-16 with Marcus Mariota injuring his knee early on. The Titans haven’t beaten the Patriots since 2002. New England has won six straight in the series, including once in the playoffs (2003 divisional round).
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The current Foxboro forecast calls for a low of 27 degrees. The morning showers expected should pass in time for kickoff.