Tom Brady gets Patriots fired up

This one meant a little something extra to New England's emotional leader

Updated: November 15, 2010, 9:36 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

PITTSBURGH -- Vintage Tom Brady.

That was what was on display Sunday night at Heinz Field, which New England Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer detected rather quickly. Not long after Brady charged on the field for warm-ups, raced to the far end zone and started gesturing to the rabid home crowd, Hoyer saw signs that this was going to be one of those Brady nights to remember.

All the factors were coming together -- "Sunday Night Football," in Pittsburgh, a rivalry-type atmosphere. ...

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