As he prepares to face the Giants on Sunday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he’s preparing for the best pass-rushing defense in the NFL.
“They get pressure probably better than anybody in the league,” Brady said. “They lead the league in sacks. Damn near everybody on that D-line can rush the quarterback. So we’ve got to be able to be balanced, we’ve got to execute, certainly, better than we did last week.”
In that game last week, the Steelers sacked Brady three times. And in the Patriots’ last three games, Brady has been sacked a total of 10 times. Brady is on pace to get sacked 32 times this season, which would be his most in any season since 2003.
The Giants have a league-high 26 sacks. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is fifth in the league with 8.5 sacks, and Osi Umenyiora is tied for eighth in the league with 6.0 sacks. Brady is right: The Patriots have to execute better than they did last week.