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‘They can’t win a big game’

Tom Brady is none too pleased with his Michigan Wolverines. 

After Michigan fell to Ohio State in a 62-39 rout on Saturday in Columbus, the Patriots quarterback and Michigan alum is now out a couple hundred bucks and is set to wear “some ridiculous outfit” after losing a bet to former Buckeye Nate Ebner. While appearing on WEEI’s Mut and Callahan on Monday following New England’s win over the Jets, Brady couldn’t help but vent his frustrations about the Wolverines who “can’t win a big game.” 

“Unfortunately, I lost a bet to Nate Ebner and already paid him his money,” Brady said, via WEEI.com. “I have to wear some ridiculous outfit, but man, freakin’ Wolverines. They can’t win a big game, man. That was pretty crappy to watch.”

“We’ve lost to them so much,” he added. “I feel like I never win any of these bets. That’s alright. I’ll keep trying.”

Time are certainly different from when Brady was roaming around Ann Arbor as his Michigan teams were 3-1 against Ohio State, while he was in school. Now, the Buckeyes have handed Michigan eight straight losses and head coach Jim Harbaugh in winless against them in his tenure. 

“It should be [the only game that matters],” he said. “Yeah, that is the big one. They haven’t been close. Maybe last year we were a little closer, but still 60-something points, that was tough to swallow. Maybe we can get to the Rose Bowl. I think if a few things go our way we get to the Rose Bowl. That will be a good consolation.”

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As Brady noted, Michigan is still largely projected for Rose Bowl birth, but clearly not what their ultimate prize was this year of a trip to the College Football Playoff.

As for his Patriots, Brady and company were able to take care of business against the New York Jets as he completed 20 of his 31 passes for 283 yards and two score to help move New England to 8-3 on the season. Brady also passed Peyton Manning on the afternoon for the most total passing yards of al time (playoff and regular season included).

Thanks to the Steelers slipping up against the Denver Broncos, the Patriots also jumped up to the No. 2 seed in the conference and are currently positioned for a first round bye. If they are able to win out and Kanas City drops another game, they’d also climb all the way to the top of the conference and have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as they try to win their sixth Super Bowl of this dynasty. 

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