At least one Patriots Streak Will End Sunday

29 Jan

But among all the semi-surreal moments, there was one oddity that was very much a product of fact, not fiction: The enormous growth on Mankins’ face that covers far down his neck. The top-flight guard, a first-round pick by New England in 2005, has been growing it since August. In all that time, he hasn’t taken a razor to it to trim it in any way, the hair growing in undulating patterns that resemble some model formed by a wave machine.

“I said I wasn’t going to shave it until we lost this season, so this is where it’s at,” Mankins said, his mouth only visible when it opened amid the growth.

OK, in all honesty, this isn’t some demonic, Charles Manson-like beard. But it’s not pretty … as Mankins knows.

“I can’t wait until Monday,” he said. “Neither can my wife.”

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