Technically, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones have the same opinion of the fog that covered last night’s football game, a 23-7 win for New England.
However, in reading their comments, it’s clear that Jones puts a bit more blame on the fog than Brady does.
“No, it didn’t affect me,” Jones said, per Adam London of NESN. “It’s crazy, though. They score and they shoot fireworks off and then it sits up and sits high kind of in the stadium. So, it’s kind of hard, if you do get behind, how can you throw deep balls and things like that because it’s foggy? It didn’t affect us at all, though. They were the better team tonight.”
“And, yeah, the fog — that was crazy,” Brady said, per NBC’s Josh Alper. “I have never seen that. It was just so still out there. The fog had no place to go. I don’t think it affected much, really, at the end of the day. I’m sure it looked cool on TV, though.”
So, they’re both saying it didn’t change the game. However, Jones seems to be slipping into using it as a bit of an excuse in the middle of his comments. After all, the Falcons are known for their deep passing game, and losing that does take the main weapon out of their arsenal. Since the Patriots were winning, they didn’t need those big plays as much.
That said, Jones finished the night with 9 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown. Those are good personal stats, though he got no support from the rest of the offense.
For those who didn’t see it on TV, it looked a little something like this:
Wow, this fog is something else. pic.twitter.com/6gtJzgObmY
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 23, 2017
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