The Patriots moved to 10-0 with Monday night’s 20-13 victory over the Bills, but quarterback Tom Brady said Tuesday that the same kind of production from the offense agains the Broncos in Week 11 won’t be good enough.
Brady said that “execution was a problem for us all night” and no one who watched the game would disagree with that assessment. Brady was pressured often, leading to several hits and throwaways while the Patriots were also trying to deal with the loss of wide receivers Danny Amendola and Aaron Dobson from an already banged-up unit. Brady said it was “tricky” to deal with players in spots they aren’t accustomed to playing, but that the Patriots have to figure it out in the next few days.
“We haven’t really got in a rhythm and just didn’t execute as well as we’re capable of,” Brady said on “Dennis and Callahan” on WEEI. “There will be a lot to learn from. It’s good to win and still learn from mistakes and we’re playing the No. 1 ranked defense this week so it has to be a much better effort.”
There’s no word on Amendola’s status for this week, but his absence would make things trickier at the very least. Amendola was the target on 12 Brady passes on Monday and the Patriots are running short on options to plug into leading roles.
They’ve proven adept at finding a way thus far in 2015, but the trip to Denver could be the biggest test of the offense’s resourcefulness.