The midweek NFL injury report came out Wednesday, and as usual New England did not list the most obvious item.
Name: Tom Brady. Position: Quarterback. Injury: Tongue. Game Status: Probable.
The Patriots' offense is a mess. As he has done throughout his career, Brady bit his tongue when asked why. By now it must be hanging together by a couple of taste buds.
"I just want us to score points," Brady said pleasantly at his press conference.
That's been a bit of a problem so far. New England averaged a league-leading 34.8 points last season. Then its top five receivers were either released, injured, left un-signed or charged with murder.
Despite that, Bill Belichick's overall plan is on track. The Patriots are 4-1 heading into Sunday's FOX Game of the Week against New Orleans. They are also averaging 19.0 points a game and coming off one of the all-time Brady era stinkers.
The 13-6 loss to Cincinnati was so bad people are starting to question Brady's mortality. He has seven touchdo...