Sunday, December 29, I had the opportunity to shoot a Patriots game for the Eagle Tribune. Out of the hundreds of sporting events I've covered in my 20 year career as a photojournalist, I had never covered a major league (MLB, NBA, NHL or NFL) sporting event and was super psyched to have the opportunity.
While the game itself didn't turn out the way Patriots fans would have liked, and it wasn't a great game from an action standpoint, it was still really cool to have the chance to shoot one of my favorite teams, and especially the greatest football player of all time, Tom Brady, in what would turn out to be his last regular season game as a New England Patriot.
It was also the first time I used a 400mm lens to shoot a football game (I had used it for pretty much every other field sport, but not yet for Football. It took some getting used to, but I think I got some solid action shots for what I needed to visually tell the story.
Enjoy a slideshow of some of my favorite images from the game, and pre-game: