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Tom Brady discusses Patriots' struggles in Miami: 'It’s been a challenging environment'

Ryan Hannable
December 04, 2018 - 10:23 am

For as good as the Patriots have been in recent years, playing in Miami has not gone well at all.

The Patriots are 1-4 in their last five games in South Florida, including a 27-20 loss last year.

Appearing on Westwood One Radio with Jim Gray prior to Monday Night Football, Tom Brady discussed the issues the Patriots have had over the years.

“It’s been a challenging environment," he said. "I think the climate plays some role and they always seem to play well when they play us down there. We are not going to get beat by the weather, we’re going to get beat by the Dolphins. That is what we realize. We’re going up against a good opponent that plays us very well at home. We play them very well at home. It is just one of those series where it is kind of like that.

"We have to get our mind right. We have to have a great week of preparation and go down there and try and play a great game against a team that has really hung in there — 6-6. They’ve battled. They have had some injuries. We’re 9-3, but if we win it is a lot of upside for us."

Brady himself has struggled in Miami, too. He’s 7-9 as a starter and has thrown 15 interceptions.

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