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Julian Edelman's TD pass drew this compliment from Patriots QB Tom Brady

Julian Edelman's TD pass drew this compliment from Patriots QB Tom Brady

The New England Patriots threw one touchdown pass in Sunday's 17-10 Week 11 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and quarterback Tom Brady wasn't the player who completed the pass.

It actually was Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman who tossed the touchdown, hitting fellow wideout Phillip Dorsett for a 15-yard score in the third quarter.

Brady had plenty of praise for Edelman's touchdown throw during his Monday morning appearance on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show."

“It was a pretty great throw if you ask me,” Brady said. “They kind of bit up on the fake and the safety came out of the middle field, and it was really great Jules recognized that and just made a great throw. That was pretty cool, but I was kind of going, ‘Where is he throwing?’, and Phil was open in the middle of the end zone. Phil made a great catch and Jules made a great throw.”

The Patriots were smart to go into their bag of tricks with the Edelman pass because not much else was working for them offensively at that point in the game. The Patriots had to settle for field goals in their first three trips into the red zone, and they didn't get inside the Eagles' 20-yard line again after Edelman's touchdown.

A win is a win, though, and the Patriots desperately needed it to remain one game ahead of the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC playoff race entering Week 12.

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That 617 Life Podcast: Who made who? Bill Belichick or Tom Brady

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That 617 Life Podcast: Who made who? Bill Belichick or Tom Brady

The people's court is now in session. The topic of debate: Who made who, Bill Belichick or Tom Brady?

The two New England Patriots greats will always be inextricably linked for the success they've had in creating the Patriots dynasty. Together, the duo has won six Super Bowl titles and has overseen the most dominant two-decade stretch in NFL history.

Still, the question of who is chiefly responsible for the team's success has long been a debate among the New England faithful. And this week, Shanda, Cerrone, and Leroy take a deeper dive into the case for both sides on the latest episode of "That 617 Life Podcast".

Cerrone kicks off the "trial" by defending Brady, arguing that his on-field play and his arrival to the team snapped the Patriots out of the funk that they were in for most of the early part of their franchise's existence.

[The Patriots] were the team that nobody wanted to use in TecmoBowl. Now, for everybody in America, you're cheating if you use Tom Brady in Madden.

Furthermore, from Cerrone:

There's teams in the NFL over the past 20 years that still haven't defeated Tom Brady. Still, over 20 seasons. There are organizations and fan bases that still have not seen a victory in front of Tom Brady.

As for the case for Belichick, Leroy laid out a simple case for Belichick and called him "possibly the greatest coach in sports history."

Hear more of the trial and thoughts on the latest Boston sports stories on the latest episode of the "That 617 Life Podcast", which drops every Friday as part of the NBC Sports Boston podcast network.

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Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

It's no longer a mystery who will kick for the New England Patriots vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Patriots are expected to officially re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Folk was released by the team and replaced with Kai Forbath prior to last week's game vs. the Houston Texans after undergoing an appendectomy.

In three games with the Patriots this season, Folk has made seven of nine field goals and all three extra-point attempts. 

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