The Patriots at least had an excuse for last week’s letdown. This week, though? There’s really no good reason for their performance.
Tom Brady approached the postgame podium with a piercing look of anger and frustration strewn across his face, as if to let everyone know the displeasure he felt. He was short in his responses and didn’t last more than a few minutes before closing down the media session. Simply put, he was pissed.
The way Brady and his teammates carried themselves after the game, you would have assumed that they had just lost another heartbreaker, but they seemed more upset about an ugly win over the Jaguars this week than about the loss they suffered last week.
“We played pretty terribly out there,” Brady said. “It came down to the wire, our defense made some plays, but that was a bad 60 minutes of football. We got out-competed out there, out-fought. We were lucky to win.”
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