Tom Brady is 43 but that’s based on an average: his face is 33, his arm is 53.

I won’t write a guy off after one bad game, but he now looks much better in interviews than on the field. Maybe it’s time for that modeling career he seems to crave. Oddly enough, he had a rare rushing TD (he’s had only eight in his previous seven seasons).

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  • Speaking of old codgers, Aaron Rodgers looked good. Of course since he’ll only be turning 37 in December, he’s a mere stripling compared to Brady (43) and Brees (41).
  • The Patriots unveiled their new ground-based offensive strategy. Cam threw only 19 passes while the team ran 42 rushing plays, including 15 rushes from Cam himself. (Brady averaged about one and a half rushes per game in the last four seasons, and many of those were not planned.) The Pats had no passing TDs yesterday while Cam ran for two of their three rushing TDs.
  • After a tremendous fourth quarter, Mitch Trubisky is starting to make the Bears feel better about passing up Mahomes to get him. (A LITTLE better. He threw some real clunkers in the first three quarters.) As you probably know, Da Bears traded up from No. 3 to No. 2 overall to draft Trubisky while Mahomes was still available. The Chiefs managed to snag Mahomes with the 10th overall pick. Myles Garrett was the #1 pick that year.