Of course, a quick look at his throwing hand showed that it didn't exactly appear normal either.
Brady completed the majority of his passes, but did not appeared able to drive the ball deep down the field to his young receivers.
Tom Brady’s throwing hand appears to have some swelling. Either that or he’s MUTATING before our eyes. pic.twitter.com/6ORvMYXxav— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) October 27, 2013
He did find the end zone on a 14-yard pass to Aaron Dobson, but finished the game 13-of-22 for just 116 yards.
According to ESPNBoston.com, Brady had the fingers of his throwing hand taped before the game began. This could indicate that he has been dealing with the injury for some time.
Tom Brady has some swelling in his throwing hand. Part of his problem today, maybe?— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) October 27, 2013
While it appeared Brady played through the injury on Sunday, the veteran quarterback has suggested that his hand was, in fact, just fine.
"My hand is perfect." No injury? "Absolutely not." Tom Brady.— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) October 27, 2013
If Brady's hand really wasn't bothering him, then his pedestrian performance might indicate that his nagging shoulder injury is having more of an effect than previously believed.
Or perhaps the 14th-year signal-caller is finally starting to slow down.