Tom Brady says he'll be watching Broncos-Bengals tonight

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said on his weekly WEEI appearance that he will be watching tonight's Monday Night Football match up between the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals.

A Bengals win would give the Patriots home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. New England locked up a first-round bye with the 17-16 win over the New York Jets yesterday at the Meadowlands.

Per Lee Schechter of

“Yeah, I’m going to stay up and watch at least through the first half [unless] it gets too late,” Brady said Monday morning in his weekly interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI. “This is an important one for us so I will definitely be glued to this one.”

A Denver win would force New England to play a meaningful Week 17 game at home against the Buffalo Bills, where they would wrap up home-field if they win. Despite the fact that Brady will obviously be rooting for the Bengals, as will the rest of New England, he doesn't seem to care about the possibility of having to beat the Bills for home-field.

“There’s a lot of guys that could probably use a little time off,” Brady said. “But at the same time, this is football season and you play through whatever you’ve got and deal with those things when the season ends. All of those things are coaches’ decisions.

“I want us to go out and win. That’s what I want. I don’t care about resting. I want to go out there and try to kick some butt. That’s what I want to do.”

Brady said no matter what that he wants to play this week, and he'll likely get his wish.

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