FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had no comment Tuesday on the NFL’s decision to ask the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to conclude a lower-court judge erred when he reversed Brady’s four-game suspension for Deflategate.

The league called U.S. District Judge Richard Berman’s decision to throw out Brady’s punishment “unfathomable” and asked for the suspension to be reinstated.

Oral arguments in the case are not scheduled to be heard until February.

The team, meanwhile, is preparing for Thursday night’s home game against Miami, and Brady had plenty to say about quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Tannehill broke the NFL record for consecutive pass completions with 25 on Sunday, a total amassed from two games. He finished 18 for 19 with 282 yards and four touchdown passes in a 44-26 rout of Houston.

“That’s incredible,” Brady said. “Twenty-five straight completions – it’s hard to do that when there’s no defense out there. They’re an explosive offense.”

Only eight of Tannehill’s past 48 attempts have been incomplete, good for an 83.3 percent completion rate.

“They’ve got a lot of guys that can make plays,” Brady said. “So we, on our offense, have to really counter that. We’ve got to play well early, we’ve got to play well, we’ve got to be aggressive. They’re playing really well. They’ve got a great team.”

GIANTS: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul agreed to a contract with the team more than three months after he damaged his right hand in a fireworks accident in Florida.

TEXANS: Quarterback Ryan Mallett was released after missing the team’s charter flight to Florida over the weekend.

The Texans also placed running back Arian Foster on injured reserve, a day after Coach Bill O’Brien said Foster would miss the rest of the season with an Achilles tendon injury.

Mallett said he missed the flight because of traffic and took a commercial flight.

STEELERS: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is preparing to play Sunday against unbeaten Cincinnati after missing four games with a sprained knee and bruised leg.

RAMS: St. Louis placed outside linebacker Alec Ogletree on injured reserve-designated to return, three weeks after he had surgery for a fractured right ankle.


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