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Report: Brady's wife rips Patriots WRs

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Gisele Bundchen ripped into the New England Patriots' receivers for the failed plays she believes cost her quarterback husband Tom Brady a fourth Super Bowl ring.

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MOUTHING OFF

Hear what Tom Brady's wife said about his teammates after the Patriots' loss in Super Bowl XLVI.

The Brazilian supermodel was caught on camera lambasting No. 12's teammates after Sunday's game in Indianapolis as she angrily defended taunts against her husband by Giants fans.

Fans can be heard yelling "Eli rules!" and "Eli owns your husband" as she made her way through Lucas Oil Stadium following the Patriots' 21-17 defeat, the second time Giants quarterback Eli Manning has bettered three-time winner Brady on the Super Bowl stage.

The comments riled Gisele, judging by video obtained by online gossip site The Insider, with the model making it quite clear to those around her who she thought was to blame for Brady's failure to land the win.

Gisele Bundchen

LET'S PLAY

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"You [need] to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball," she is heard saying. "My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

Although Gisele mentioned no names, she almost certainly was referring to wide receiver Wes Welker -- who was judged widely to have made the costliest fourth-quarter drop -- along with a spilled catch by tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Bundchen's unwavering support for her husband came as no surprise after it emerged that she sent a gushing email to family and friends asking them to pray for "Tommy" in the buildup to Super Bowl Sunday.

The prayers went unanswered, with her husband's own late Hail Mary failing to deliver victory for the Patriots.

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A distraught Welker later said he "let the team down" with his fumbled play near the Giants' 20-yard-line, which came with 4:06 left on the clock and the Patriots up 17-15.

"I've made it a thousand times in practice and everything else," he said. "It comes to the biggest moment of my life, and [I] don't come up with it. It's discouraging."

But Brady refused to publicly blame the receiver, who he described as a "phenomenal player and teammate," and offered to take a share of the blame for the throw while addressing the postgame media.

"[Welker] went up to try and make it, as he always does, and we just couldn't connect," he said.

Tagged: Patriots, Giants, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Wes Welker

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