The New England Patriots lost to the New York Jets on Sunday. You might think it isn’t that big of a deal because they’re 5-2 and still atop the AFC East, but quarterback Tom Brady still thinks it sucks.
“Nobody feels worse about the loss than me,” Brady said on WEEI. “Losing sucks, and especially to the Jets. I’m going to go out there and try to have my best week this week.”
“We’re 5-2, we’re in a decent position,” he said. “Our whole season’s ahead of us. What we make of our season is still ahead of us. We’re in these games, we’re in it ’til the end, we’ve got chance to win them. It’s not like we’re getting blown out 40-0. We have plenty of opportunities to win.”
Part of the blame for the loss comes on a rare and obscure penalty during a field goal block attempt. One Patriots defender pushed the other, was flagged and that gave Jets kicker Nick Folk another chance to kick what wound up being a game-winning field goal. Folk missed the first attempt.
“I didn’t obviously see the play or see what they called. I still really haven’t seen the replay,” Brady said. “But it really shouldn’t have come down to that. We had plenty of other opportunities in the game to score points and really widen the gap that we had on them at halftime. We sputtered in the third quarter and fought back in the fourth quarter and had some chances at the end, got the ball to start overtime. So, there’s nobody to blame but ourselves. It’s a frustrating day. It’s a frustrating day losing. But hopefully we can learn from it and be a lot better this week.”