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Tom Brady cameo in Netflix comedy series has him leaving strip mall spa

Tom Brady cameo in Netflix comedy series has him leaving strip mall spa

Tom Brady's interesting cameo in the recently released Netflix comedy series "Living With Yourself" features the Patriots quarterback emerging from a spa at a strip mall. 

He spots the character played by Paul Rudd in the parking lot and asks him, "First time?"

“Uh-huh, you?” the Rudd character asks.

“Sixth,” Brady says, which happens to be the number of Super Bowls he's won.

Here's the scene, via the Twitter feed of 98.5 The SportsHub's Jim Murray:

Show creator Timothy Greenberg told refinery29 that it was more than four years ago when he scripted the scene, which is part of a plot where the Rudd character visits the "Top Happy Spa" to clone the best possible version of himself, and, after Patriots owner Robert Kraft's arrest at a Florida strip mall spa in late February, he assumed Brady wouldn't want to do the scene.

From the refinery29 story:

During this waiting period [to shoot the scene], news also broke that had [Greenberg] convinced they were going to lose Brady. In [2019], Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting a sex worker at a day spa in a strip mall “that looked almost exactly like what we were shooting. Like, I would have used it as a reference photo,” Greenberg admits. “So we’re like, ‘Alright, this is clearly not going to happen now.’”

In the end, it did. After the Patriots won [Super Bowl LII], Greenberg, Rudd, and the crew headed up to Boston to shoot the cameo in a parking lot.

 

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Brady didn’t realize that the scene would be a direct or indirect reference to Kraft's case.

Brady will undoubtedly be asked about the cameo at his media availability in Foxboro this afternoon.

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How Patriots defense could struggle with Amari Cooper, Cowboys' receivers

How Patriots defense could struggle with Amari Cooper, Cowboys' receivers

The New England Patriots will face one of their toughest opponents of the season in the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

While the offense continues to struggle, frustrating Tom Brady, the defense has been a game-changer throughout the campaign -- helping New England eke out a 17-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend. 

The only time the defense really struggled this season was when it allowed 37 points to the Lamar Jackson-led Baltimore Ravens in Week 9. With a similar offensive style to the Ravens, Dallas could potentially shred the Patriots defense if given the opportunity.

Wide receivers Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb and Tavon Austin have combined for 141 catches, 2,149 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. 37-year-old tight end Jason Witten also has 41 receptions for 371 yards and two TDs.

None of those receivers would be having such great seasons if it weren't for quarterback Dak Prescott. The 26-year-old's 3,221 passing yards lead all NFL quarterbacks, and his 21 touchdowns rank second behind Russell Wilson -- he'll be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous than the receivers.

The combination of speed and skill the offense brings to the Cowboys' lineup has caused Patriots' cornerbacks coach Mike Pellegrino to take notice. 

“These guys can keep you up at night,” Pellegrino said of Dallas' wide receivers on a Tuesday conference call. 

And it's no surprise as to why Dallas ranks first in total yards per game and sixth in scoring. So, the Prescott-led Cowboys could potentially cause New England some problems -- and Pellegrino alluded to that. 

“We’ve got Cooper, Cobb, Gallup and then you’ve got Austin,” Pellegrino said. “Starting with the coaching staff over there, they’ve done a great job with these guys – the OC, [Kellen] Moore, and the wide receiver coach, Sanjay [Lal]. ... We’ve got our work cut out for us this week and we’re excited for the opportunity to go against these guys. It should be a good challenge for us.”

Although they pose a challenge, the Patriots also have a few notable players with some pretty impressive stats on the defensive side of the ball. Devin McCourty is tied for first in the NFL with five interceptions, while Jamie Collins and Stephon Gilmore (among others) are tied for fifth with three. 

It's clear that Sunday's matchup will be a good one -- especially considering the two are leading their respective divisions. 

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NFL rumors: Patriots activate Isaiah Wynn in huge boost for offensive line

NFL rumors: Patriots activate Isaiah Wynn in huge boost for offensive line

The New England Patriots offensive line is about to receive a huge boost.

UPDATE (Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 5:06 p.m. ET): The Patriots have made Wynn's return and Gunner Olszewski's move to injured reserve official.

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Talented left tackle Isaiah Wynn has been activated to the 53-man roster, the Boston Globe's Jim McBride reported Tuesday. ESPN's Mike Reiss reported earlier in the day the Patriots planned to place rookie wide receiver Gunner Olszewski on injured reserve to create a roster spot for Wynn's return.

The Patriots had until Wednesday to activate Wynn.

Wynn played very well early this season before suffering a foot injury in New England's Week 2 victory over the Miami Dolphins. He went on injured reserve immediately after, giving the Patriots another injury to overcome along the offensive line.

The second-year left tackle returned to practice on Oct. 30. Wynn, who was one of two first-round draft picks made by the Patriots in 2018, missed all of his 2018 rookie season with a torn Achilles.

The Patriots will host the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday's Week 12 matchup at Gillette Stadium.

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