No reason for panic -- yet -- but Tom Brady was a no-show at the media portion of Wednesday's practice.
Brady met with the media beforehand for his weekly news conference. He hasn't missed a practice this season, but Brady has regularly missed late-season Wednesday practices during previous playoff campaigns.
The Patriots (10-4) face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. New England saw its chances at securing a playoff bye take a heavy blow with the 49ers defeat. The Denver Broncos (11-3) control their own destiny for the No. 2 spot in the AFC, but if the teams finish with even records, the Patriots win the tie-breaker based on New England's Week 5 victory.