In the time it takes to read this, Tom Brady has thrown the football

TAMPA — The Bucs offensive line is hurting.

All-Pro tackle Tristan Wirfs is in a walking boot. His backup, Josh Wells, has a quad injury. Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen gutted out Sunday’s 31-15 win over the Eagles with a severely sprained ankle but finished the game because “that thing was going to have to be broken for him not to go back in,” Bruce Arians said.

All in time for a Rams defense that has added Von Miller to a lineup that already included Aaron Donald and Leonard Floyd and notched 50 sacks during the regular season, third-most in the league.

Good luck in Sunday’s NFC division playoff game, fellas.

You’ve got 2.17 seconds to get to Tom Brady.

That’s how long Brady held the football before passes in the NFC wild-card game, the quickest of any quarterback this season, according to NextGen Stats.

Brady was sacked four times Sunday, including twice by Eagles defensive end Ryan Kerrigan. But on one of those plays, Wirfs attempted to return to the game, discovered his sprained ankle he injured on the opening possession wouldn’t hold up and was done for the day.

Tom Brady was sacked four times by the Eagles on Sunday. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

“I thought Josh Wells — other than the one bull rush — I thought he played really (well) because he was playing on a bad leg, too,” coach Bruce Arians said.…

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