Tom Brady on No. 1 seed: We just worry about what we control

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Depending on how things break in other games, the Patriots could have a playoff berth and a division title wrapped up by the close of business on Sunday.

If things fall that way, the next question for the Patriots will be what seed they get in the AFC playoffs. Thursday night’s Chargers win leaves open the possibility that New England could wind up with the top seed, although it doesn’t seem to matter much to quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady said he was asleep before the Chiefs and Chargers kicked off and that he won’t be losing any future sleep over where the Patriots will play in the postseason.

“I think we just worry about honestly what we can control and that’s it,” Brady said. “It’s just us playing and whatever happens, happens. Coach [Bill Belichick] has always said it’s not where we play, it’s how we play. We’ve just got to take care of business on our end. This is a big one, this is a tough one and we’re going to have to play really well.”

The Patriots haven’t lost at home this season and are 3-4 on the road heading into Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh. They’ve won games in Pittsburgh the last two seasons.

17 responses to “Tom Brady on No. 1 seed: We just worry about what we control

  1. If they lose to the Steelers that next conversation will be completely different. 9-5 means must wins in final 2 weeks which is a cakewalk due to who they are playing. Otherwise they are on the road starting in a wild card round with no week off.

  2. I still see Pittsburgh playing them tough at home but think NE will win –
    especially the way the Steelers have been playing.
    And it’s not typical of NE to drop 2 in a row…even on the road.

  3. If Dolphins go at least 2-1 and Patriots go 1-2, Dolphins win the AFC East. A loss at Pittsburgh is possible but Tom losing to Buffalo/NYJ after is laughable.

  4. kmurph1226 says:
    December 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm
    If Dolphins go at least 2-1 and Patriots go 1-2, Dolphins win the AFC East. A loss at Pittsburgh is possible but Tom losing to Buffalo/NYJ after is laughable.

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    One play away from winning the division, and now the division race isn’t over and either is the race for the first seed. The next 3 weeks are going to be exiting.

    I haven’t seen it like this since Peyton was in Indy.

  5. Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one’s view’s and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one’s valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

  6. superpatriotsfan says:
    December 14, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Of course it matters about having the #1 seed to Brady. He sucks on the road because he cannot cheat.

    What utter nonsense. Tom is right, and that’s why the Patriots have had more success over the last twenty years than any other team. And he has beaten just about everyone on the road multiple times.

    But by all means stick with your approach, if it makes you feel better.

  7. Just remember all you Pats fans, you also thought they were going to stomp Miami also. As a matter of fact I even thought they would.
    However, this is why the game is played. I think Miamis toughest game left on the schedule is VS the Bills. If they can somehow win these 3 then that should get them a shot at a playoff game where anything can happen. I just do not want to see the Patriots have home field and a bye week.

  8. Yeah. Best sports dynasty ever. Not. I could go into the two dozen teams considered better but one need only look in the Pats back door – the Celtics. 16 championships in 30 years (Pats 5 in 17 and never dominant. 3-4 points isn’t dominant). Celtics had 11 in 13 years. Now THAT is a dynasty.

  9. finzfan49 says:
    December 14, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    Just remember all you Pats fans, you also thought they were going to stomp Miami also.
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    No I didn’t. Divisional games are always hard. Especially on the road in Miami.

    The problem with a broad sweeping generalization like that by nature it makes you wrong about what you are writing about. Qualifying words help, but not assuming when other people think or feel will go a long ways to improving communication.

    Good luck!

  10. Brady was asleep before 8:30pm. Probably at the facility by 5am. No distractions, just preparation for the Steelers.

    If you wanna be the GOAT, you need to match that intensity. I’m savoring every last game.

  11. finzfan49 says:
    December 14, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    Just remember all you Pats fans, you also thought they were going to stomp Miami also.
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    Randy is like 7-9 or something in Miami, why would any Real Pats fan think they would stomp? It’s a pretty good sample size too. Something just happens in Miami, I can’t explain it. Same thing in Den

  12. The Pats need to pull off a trick play or two to win this one. McD needs to keep the foot on the gas and stop going into protection mode. I Predict that a first half lead won’t mean anything. Both teams need to play through the final whistle.

  13. kmurph1226 says:
    December 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm
    If Dolphins go at least 2-1 and Patriots go 1-2, Dolphins win the AFC East. A loss at Pittsburgh is possible but Tom losing to Buffalo/NYJ after is laughable.

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    Not correct – in your scenario, the Pats would still finish at 10-6 and the Dolphins would only finish at 9-7. The ONLY way the Dolphins can win the AFCE outright is to go 3-0 and for the Pats to go 0-3 OR go 3-0 and the Pats go 1-2 and Miami somehow wins tiebreakers.

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