The Jaguars are decided underdogs against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship game, which is not surprising.
"They probably put that out on objective to give us some more bulletin board material", Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham told NJ Advance Media.
Asked if Brady's absence from practice has limited the team's preparation, Belichick replied, "We're going to continue to get ready for Jacksonville all the way through, up till game time".
According to a report from 98.5 The Sports Hub's Michael Felger, Brady received four stitches near his knuckle after hitting his hand off a teammates helmet on Wednesday, but the injury is not expected to affect him in Sunday's game.
That defense could give Brady all sorts of issues on Sunday and if he's unable to make the throws that we/he have become accustomed to because of that injury, it could end up being a long day for him and the Pats.
But mostly it feels like Brady's hand could be a factor in Sunday's championship game and that maybe this isn't just a smokescreen.
Patriots fans said they're anxious about the injury, but aren't panicking yet. With the game nearly here, these are three keys to a win for the Patriots.
"They're gonna win, that's the only thing I know", Tony Ringuil said. The Patriots punched their ticket to the title game with a 35-14 drubbing of the Tennessee Titans.
Even though it wasn't the matchup most were expecting, the New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game once again.