Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had good moments early in Sunday’s game against the Eagles, throwing two touchdown passes in the first half, and he was good late while bringing the Patriots back within a touchdown.
The third quarter wasn’t so hot, however. Brady threw a pair of interceptions at or in the end zone, one of which Malcolm Jenkins returned for a touchdown that gave the Eagles their first lead. Brady called that throw “bad quarterbacking” and criticized his overall decision-making after the game.
“We’ve got to do a better job. I think that’s just what it comes down to,” Brady said in his postgame press conference. “No one can do your job for you and the execution of certain plays. There’s no one, well, tonight there were a couple of people who threw it [Brady caught a pass from Danny Amendola just before his second interception], but I’m the person that throws it the most, and I’ve got to make good decisions with the ball. If I turn the ball over twice, I don’t think we’re going to have the chance to win many games, so I think that’s what it comes down to.”
Brady wasn’t the only person to blame for Sunday’s loss. The Patriots had a punt blocked and another returned for a touchdown, an attempted drop kick for an onside kick in the second quarter handed the Eagles a short field they used to set up their first score and there was heavy pressure on Brady for much of the day.
There are also injuries to several key offensive players to deal with, but Brady said the team has to “find ways to adjust” and they’ll need to do a better job of it against the Texans if they want to snap their two-game losing streak.