Does Tom Brady think Patriots have enough talent on offense?

Ryan Hannable
December 02, 2019 - 1:27 am

While the Patriots offense put up a total of 448 yards and Tom Brady threw for over 300 yards in the 28-22 loss to the Texans Sunday night, it was not an indication of how the game went.

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The Patriots trailed 21-3 late in the third quarter and the majority of the yards and points came in the fourth quarter when Houston was playing a prevent defense. Brady was frustrated for the majority of the game.

According to Next Gen Stats, the quarterback held onto the ball for an average of 3.40 seconds, his longest average time to throw in a game since 2016. This was more on the Patriots wide receivers not getting open, as there were several miscommunications between Brady and the wide outs.

“Just execution," Brady told reporters afterwards. "Just have to do a better job. It’s tough to get behind and come back. We just put ourselves in a pretty deep hole and you can’t do that on the road.”

He added: “I think we’re all trying to do a good job out there and I will give (the Texans) credit, they played well. We didn’t make enough plays, and just wasn’t a great game.”

Of the 448 total yards, 283 of them (63 percent) were from Julian Edelman and James White, which is a true indication of how Brady doesn't have anyone he can trust besides these two players. The game was supposed to be a breakout game for the passing game considering how bad Houston is statistically on defense, but that was far from the case.

So, does Brady believe the offense has the talent to get better and do damage down the stretch?

“Like I said, we’re battling," he said. "We’re trying as hard as we can and hopefully we can make enough plays and be the best we can be. It all remains to be seen. You can make a bunch of predictions and so forth, but that is not what it’s about. It’s about going out there and doing it. A lot of guys made some plays tonight and try and build on it and see if we can do better next week.”

With the loss, the Patriots are no longer the No. 1 seed in the AFC and in order to get homefield advantage, they need the Ravens to lose one game and then win out themselves.

New England will host Kansas City next Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m.

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