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Tom Brady: Teams that play best in regular season usually don't win Super Bowl

Ryan Hannable
January 05, 2019 - 4:38 pm

According to Tom Brady, maybe the Patriots' subpar regular season isn't a bad thing after all.

Appearing on Westwood One Radio with Jim Gray prior to Saturday's Texans-Colts playoff game, Brady explained how the best teams in the regular season usually don't win the Super Bowl.

“Our coaches have always told us it is not where we play, it is how we play and so much is unpredictable in the postseason," he said. "This isn’t four out of seven or three out of five, this is a one-game season and the team that plays the best wins. I would say the team that plays the best over the course of the regular season hardly wins very often, you know, the Super Bowl.”

Added Brady: “Again, 16 weeks is different than one week. You wouldn’t judge a boxing match on one round, either. But, someone could win a round. That is how it goes in the playoffs and you have 12 teams that have qualified that have had great seasons, but there is only one of those teams that is going to win it all. It is a very challenging thing to do, but it is also a very exciting time of the year because you see all these playoff games and you see pro football being played at its highest and very best."

The Patriots finished 11-5, their worst record since 2009, but they did earn the No. 2 seed in the AFC and a first-round bye.

New England will host their divisional round game next Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

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