After the Patriots beat the Bills, 16-10, quarterback Tom Brady smiled through the reality everyone was thinking: the offense could have been better.
Brady reiterated this point in his postgame press conference, explaining that the team “missed opportunities” to put points on the scoreboard. Brady was 18 of 39 for 150 yards, even throwing an interception in the end zone in the second quarter.
“You get a little careless and you think you got someone,” Brady explained about the mistakes made on offense. “The windows close pretty quick. Jules [Julian Edelman] beat his guy, and then he fell off and made a good play [but] that was a bad play by me. We can’t afford to give away points like that.
“We just didn’t do a good job of consistently doing the right thing against a really good defense.”
Although Sunday’s game was not the 20-point blowout that the team has been accustomed to so far this season, Brady is happy that the Patriots secured a win on the road. He has more wins in Buffalo (16) since 2001 than any Bills starting quarterback or other QB. Still, he knows he could have done better Sunday.
“Whether we win 45-40, 45-3 or 16-10, they all count the same,” he told reporters. “We have to figure out how to do better on offense … I just have to go out there and do the best I can do. I’ve been trying to do that for 20 years now, so, that’s what I’ll do next week, try to do this week, try to do the week before.”