Brady On Cover Of Sports Illustrated

(Photo courtesy Sports Illustrated)

(Photo courtesy Sports Illustrated)

FOXBORO (CBS) – With the New England Patriots getting ready to face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, quarterback Tom Brady is finding himself in a familair spot.

No, not just another Super Bowl appearance.

He is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, on sale on Wednesday.

The issue looks back at the AFC and NFC Championship games that set up the Patriots-Giants rematch, and senior writer Damon Hack has a piece on what the late Myra Kraft meant to owner Robert Kraft and the organization as a whole.

Read: Pats Get Another Day Off

The article focuses on how much the Patriots wanted to win for both Robert and Myra.

Here are a few player quotes:

“Mr. Kraft has done a great job keeping himself together. I can’t even fathom how the guy is feeling right now, for us to have an opportunity to play for another Super Bowl without his better half. It’s special, but at the same time it’s bittersweet,” said receiver Deion Branch, who said he has been fighting back tears since the AFC Championship win.

“I told Mr. Kraft I was going to leave it all on the field for Myra. I personally wanted to come out and get that game for her [and] for him. I told him not to worry about a thing,” said linebacker Brandon Spikes.

This is the Patriots 27th appearance on the cover, according to Sports Illustrated.

For Brady, this is his 24th time.

Read: Levan Reid’s Patriots Blog

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