Tom Brady on M&C after loss to Steelers: 'I am not worried about playing on the road'

Ryan Hannable
December 17, 2018 - 9:03 am

With the 17-10 loss to the Steelers, the Patriots will close out the year 3-5 away from home -- their worst road record since 2009.

The offense has really struggled in those games, as it has averaged just 16.6 points per game and scored just 10 points in three of the five.

Appearing on Mut & Callahan Monday, Tom Brady remained somewhat optimistic heading into the final two regular-season games and likely having to go on the road at some point in the playoffs.

"It’s nothing other than playing great football," he said of winning on the road. "It’s easier to do that at home. The communication is a little better, the momentum swings are a little bit bigger and so forth. We’ve done a great job playing at home this year. I certainly don’t feel we can’t win on the road. We had our chances yesterday, we certainly had our chances against Miami.

"I am not worried about playing on the road. We just have to win. We have to win at home. We have to beat Buffalo. That is where we have to get back to work, getting on the practice field and just go up there, win the game and try and win the division. That is our first goal.”

Added Brady: “You’re always trying to overcome situations and adversities. You either get the job done or you don’t. There could be a million reasons why you don’t get the job done, but that is pretty cut and dry. Again, yesterday we had plenty of opportunity and we didn’t get the job done. It’s disappointing for all of us, but it’s just a tough loss. We put a lot into it. We’re trying a bunch of different things and they are trying some different things. They had a tough few weeks where they have lost three in a row kind of on the last play and they played a little bit better than we did yesterday. We just have to play really well here the last two weeks of the year. Both these games are huge. They certainly are not going to be easy. Buffalo has the best defense in the league. We got to go earn it. No one is going to give it to us. Certainly, no one is going to feel sorry for us. We just have to go do it.”

It's been a strange year for the offense with it being difficult to get into any sort of rhythm whether it be because of injuries, missing games early, players joining the team midway through the year, etc. The one positive Brady noted was the unit is very healthy for this time of year.

“It’s taken awhile for things to come together for us," he said. "I think every week you learn and it’s learn right up through the end of the year. We’ve just dealt with a lot of different situations and injuries and players coming in and out. The one positive is guys are healthy and any time you come out of a game healthy that gives you a pretty good chance the next week. We have a lot of football ahead of us. We just have to go play really well and try and get this one against Buffalo, which will be a big challenge and then we will see how things shake out.

"Hopefully we can have a great game this week.”

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