Tom Brady Takes Blame for Upset Loss to Dolphins

Thanks to the loss, the Patriots will play a wildcard game for the first time since 2009

Tom Brady Takes Blame for Upset Loss to Dolphins
Tom Brady against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.
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During his weekly radio appearance on Monday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took the blame for New England’s upset loss to the Miami Dolphins at home the day before.

Brady, who threw two touchdowns in the game but also tossed a costly interception that was returned for a score by former Patriot Eric Rowe in the 27-24 loss, was critical of his own play while speaking on WEEI.

“Yesterday we had plays, I certainly did, that I should make and I didn’t make them,” Brady said. “We can certainly execute a lot better than we did yesterday. We had too many unforced errors, things that Miami didn’t even have to do to stop us. That is when you know you’re disappointed in the way you played. It’s just self-inflicted errors which really were … I give them all the credit for winning, but there are things that we just shouldn’t do and we have to tighten those things up.”

The 42-year-old, who finished 16-of-29 for 221 yards, also send he had a restless night of sleep “tossing and turning.”

“Not much sleep,” Brady said. “You just have a lot of emotion after the game. You hate to have nights like that, but you have to do something to change them.”

Thanks to the loss, the Patriots will take on the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in New England on wildcard weekend. It’s the first time the Patriots have played in the opening round of the playoffs since 2009.

When they’ve played on wildcard weekend, the Patriots have never advanced to a Super Bowl and are now listed at 20-1 to win it all in February.

Those are the team’s longest Super Bowl odds entering the playoffs during the Bill Belichick era.

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