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Nick Foles gives Peyton Manning advice on how to beat Tom Brady

Nick Foles gives Peyton Manning advice on how to beat Tom Brady

Time and time again, we've witnessed Tom Brady lead late comeback victories on the gridiron.

Nick Foles nearly witnessed one during Super Bowl LII, when Brady and the New England Patriots nearly bounced back from a slow start vs. the Philadelphia Eagles to win their second straight title. Of course, Foles pulled off the "Philly Special," and the rest is history.

During "The Match" on Sunday, Brady and Phil Mickelson found themselves down early vs. Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods. Foles knew another Brady comeback was coming, so he took to Twitter to offer Manning some valuable advice.


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Well played.

While Brady didn't exactly put on a show Sunday, he did nail a spectacular shot that helped spark a comeback effort. Brady and Mickelson played well enough on the back nine to make things interesting, but Manning and Woods were able to hold them off to earn the victory.

NFL rule changes: Alternative to onside kick proposal is quite interesting

NFL rule changes: Alternative to onside kick proposal is quite interesting

NFL teams trailing in games next season might not have to rely on a successful onside kick to immediately regain possession after scoring.

The competition committee will discuss several rule proposals during the upcoming virtual league meetings. One of the most interesting proposals, which has been submitted by the Philadelphia Eagles, involves an alternative to the onside kick.

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Here's a breakdown of the proposed change:

By Philadelphia; to amend Rule 6, Section 1, Article 1, to provide an alternative to the onside kick that would allow a team who is trailing in the game an opportunity to maintain possession of the ball after scoring (4th and 15 from the kicking team’s 25-yard line).

So, basically, teams could still onside kick, but if this proposal was adopted, they also would have the opportunity to convert a 4th-and-15 scenario at their own 25-yard line to retain possession. Gaining 15 or more yards, presumably by passing the football, is certainly easier than executing a successful onside kick. 

NFL Media's Tom Pelissero noted on Twitter that teams could not use the 4th-and-15 attempt more than two times per game.

For this proposal or any other to be adopted, 24 of the 32 owners must vote in favor of it.

On a separate note, opponents of reviewing pass interference calls have reason to rejoice. It's not coming back next season.

Ex-NFL star took issue with this Tom Brady quote from Howard Stern interview

Ex-NFL star took issue with this Tom Brady quote from Howard Stern interview

Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did a lengthy interview with SiriusXM's Howard Stern on Wednesday and hit on many different subjects, and it sounds like one former NFL star took issue with something the six-time Super Bowl champion said.

"When I fell in love with football in high school, I knew I was going to play college football, nothing was going to keep me from that," Brady told Stern. "When I got drafted by the Patriots, I knew I was going to be the starting quarterback at some point. I didn't think that I would ever have the type of professional success that I did, but I never really doubted myself. ... I never had a backup plan. I think that was pretty naive of me, to never have those plans. But I always just envisioned what would happen, and in a lot of ways it ended up happening."

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Brian Westbrook, who played nine pro seasons and lost to Brady in Super Bowl XXXIX as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, wasn't a fan of the 42-year-old quarterback's message. He explained himself on Wednesday's episode of FOX Sports 1 morning show "First Things First." Check out Westbrook's reasoning in the video below:

Most of us can agree this is definitely not the worst message you can tell a kid. 

One could argue the lesson of Brady's quote above wasn't to never have a backup plan, but to have an immense amount of confidence in yourself and relentlessly pursue your goals and dreams at any cost. It's more of a believe-in-yourself mentality and to make sure you put in the hard work necessary to be successful. 

It doesn't seem Westbrook interpreted it like that, however.

Brady had a lot more to say during his two-plus hours talking with Stern, and NBC Sports Boston has you covered from every angle on our Patriots page.