Following the disappointing 22-21 loss against the Miami Dolphins yesterday at Land Shark Stadium, Patriots QB Tom Brady didn’t wish to draw attention to any injuries. When asked how his finger problem was affecting his grip he said “A lot of guys are banged up at this time of year. You have to get the job done if you’re out there on the field and play great. At times we did that. Other times we didn’t.” He continued saying “It’s late in the year, it’s a physical game, you still have to go out and get the job done. I needed to come in and get some stuff taken care of; I’m not going to tell you guys.”
Brady produced solid week 13 numbers, completing 19 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns. Despite his efforts Miami found ways to snatch two INT’s. The crucial pick came with 10 minutes remaining on first down when the Pats were up two and in the redzone. Brady looked to WR Randy Moss but rookie Vontae Davis stepped in front to give Miami the extra opportunity from there. With 1:02 left in the game, Dan Carpenter sent a 41 yard kick through the uprights for the Dolphins to claim victory.
New England is now just one game ahead of the New York Jets in the AFC East Division standings. Their only W away was in London’s neutral site against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Bill Belichick kept it simple to the press Sunday afternoon, saying “I have to coach better. We have to play better, just do a better job.” The Pats will try to regain their confidence next Sunday when they play host to the Carolina Panthers.
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