Hot sports takes are a dime a dozen these days, and the NFL is a league driven by instant analysis (i.e. instant overreactions). Therefore, football is where the hot take is king.
One of the biggest takes last week was the notion that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suddenly met the end of his career, done in by the rain and a solid Cincinnati Bengals defense.
The 36-year-old notably went the entire game without throwing a touchdown pass for the first time in 52 games. That, more than anything, was reason enough to mark the downfall of the Patriots Empire and the crumbling of Brady’s golden throne.
Then the Patriots played the undefeated New Orleans Saints.
Brady was in danger of a two-game touchdown-less streak when he threaded a 17-yard score to Kenbrell Thompkins with just five seconds left to give the Patriots the 30-27 win. It was a mind-boggling throw, one that almost no other quarterback could possibly make.
Up to that point, the offense remained inconsistent, but Brady showed that he is still one of the best when it really counts.
So if you’re in need of a hot sports take for this week, consider this: like the Saints, the Patriots are 5-1 and Brady only needed one pass to prove it’s business as usual in New England.