Found December 24, 2013 on NESN.com:
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FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s a debate to made over which offensive weapon Tom Brady has missed more this season. One would think Rob Gronkowski would be the obvious, answer right? He’s only one of the best tight ends in the NFL, an All-Pro and one of the biggest mismatches an opposing defense can face. But they say numbers never lie, right? The numbers say Brady has missed running back Shane Vereen more this season, though only slightly. Vereen missed eight games after breaking his wrist in Week 1. Then he missed three quarters of Sunday’s game against the Ravens after hurting his groin. He was back at practice on Tuesday. Let’s look at Brady’s numbers this season without two of his favorite targets. -Tom Brady’s 2013 stats: 15 games, 366-604, 4,221 yards, 60.6%, 6.99 yards per attempt, 24 TDs, 10 INTs, 88 QB rating -Brady with Vereen: 6.25 games, 191-296, 2,145, 64.5%, 7.2 YPA, 13 TDs, 5 INTs, 93.7 QB rating -Brady without Vereen: 8.75 games, 171-308, 2,076, 55.5%, 6.7 YPA, 11 TDs, 5 I...
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