Indianapolis – The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI cementing Eli Manning as an elite quarterback. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not have one of his better games, missing on several throws, but his wife believes there are other reasons why New England loss the game.
As Gisele Bundchen was walking to an elevator following the game a few Giants fans could be seen heckling her about the Patriots performance. Bundchen restrained herself well with a few smiles but once the pestering turned to the subject of her husband she defended him by putting the blame on the rest of the team.
“I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times,” Bundchen said. “My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”
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The dropped passes Gisele is referring to was the at least four catchable balls Deion Branch, Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez were not able to hold on to. Welker’s drop late in the fourth quarter could have potentially sealed the victory for the Patriots. In my opinion, Brady’s pass was off-target which forced Welker to readjust his body to try and make the catch. However, it did hit him in the hands and according to Cris Collinsworth Welker makes that catch “100 out of 100 times.”
As I said before Brady missed several throws throughout the game, throws that an elite quarterback must make in one of the biggest games of his life. One that stands out to me happened on the last drive of the fourth quarter. The first pass Brady attempted was thrown behind a wide open Branch in the middle of the field. If Brady had hit him in stride like he is supposed to Branch would have only had one player to beat and at the very least would have given the Patriots great field position.
Brady completed 27 of 41 passes for 276 yards, two touchdowns and one interception with a passer rating of 91.1.