Tom Brady: I don’t count the Miami game, so we had one loss after the bye

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The Patriots played much better football over the second half of the season than they did over the first, and Tom Brady would like to see his team get some credit for that.

In fact, Brady wants extra credit: Although the Patriots were 7-3 heading into their bye week and then went 4-2 after the bye and 3-0 in the postseason, Brady says he really views the Patriots as 8-1 after the bye, not 7-2.

“I don’t count the Miami game as a loss so we had one loss after the bye,” Brady told Sal Paolantonio on ESPN after the game.

The Miami Miracle saw the Dolphins score a touchdown on an incredible final play. Brady, as he celebrated a victory at Super Bowl LIII, didn’t want to think about what had to be the season’s most heartbreaking moment.

54 responses to “Tom Brady: I don’t count the Miami game, so we had one loss after the bye

  1. He’s right…just like we don’t count at least 2, mebbe 3 of the Patriots Superbowls…

  2. Goodell missed out on a Golden Opportunity to saved the NFL…..

    Monday afternoon after the SB Goodell should of held a Press Conference and declared the first ever – SuperBowl DOUBLE HEADER

    He could of invoked Rule 17 and claimed that the Saints were robbed and therefore since the Patriots defeated the Rams the NFL will now host SB LIIIz PATRIOTS vs SAINTS on February 17th

    The entire World would of gone bananas looking forward to this game and Ratings would go through the roof.

    Goodell would look like a true leader and hero and restore INTEGRITY to the NFL.

    Best of all – Tom Brady could do something no other Team/QB in NFL history has ever done – Win Two SB Lombardis in one Season……..

    Think about that………..

  3. Steelers 17-10. Since your not counting the Miami game, I’m sure most KC fans aren’t counting the afc championship as a loss after an the overturned interception could of sent them to the sb on a tedious call.

  4. Haters taking TB12 out of context. He’s not saying the Patriots won the game. He’s saying that they played well enough to win and lost on a fluke. It was in context to team’s performance after the bye. In truth, the Patriots were best off losing that game and having to go into Kansas City and winning on the road in the AFC CG. That game toughened the Patriots up. It was the best unfortunate play of the season.

  5. Without that loss, you never go into Arrowhead and do the impossible. You owe one of your greatest accomplishments to the Dolphins.

    Amendola, Bolden, Flores. The Dolphins are like our litte brothers now.

    I waa worried we’d struggle on offense in the postseason without Danny. Like Edelman, he was bank in the playoffs. He could have had another ring if he still prioritized winning.

  6. Oh well that’s nice, Tom. While you’re at it why not just make yourself 9-0 in Super Bowls and not count those 3 losses. I’m sure your fanboys will be thrilled with your selective memory.

  7. He’s right, that win sent Miami on an 0-3 run that spiralled them out of playoff contention, cost them their head coach and QB, and resulted in a Patriots ring. Sometimes it’s better to just lose since the football gods punish those who beat the Patriots. Bills fans know what I mean, ask them about 31-0 sometime.

  8. steelcurtainn says:
    February 5, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Steelers 17-10. Since your not counting the Miami game, I’m sure most KC fans aren’t counting the afc championship as a loss after an the overturned interception could of sent them to the sb on a tedious call.
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    Congrats on that meaningless regular season win! Hey – why not hang a banner?

  9. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    February 5, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    He’s right…just like we don’t count at least 2, mebbe 3 of the Patriots Superbowls…
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    Must be rough in Loserville

  10. The other tylaws couldn’t be more wrong, as usual. EVERYONE will remember that play in Miami, and much to Brady’s disappointment, it will be replayed in highlights forever.

    In two years though, no one will remember which teams even played in this Super Bowl, let alone the outcome.

  11. tylawzpick6 says:
    February 5, 2019 at 7:54 pm
    The other tylaws couldn’t be more wrong, as usual. EVERYONE will remember that play in Miami, and much to Brady’s disappointment, it will be replayed in highlights forever.

    In two years though, no one will remember which teams even played in this Super Bowl, let alone the outcome
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    Congrats…. you win the funniest post on here…. so far that is!!

  12. mashoaf says:
    February 5, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    All that win got Miami was a worse draft spot
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    It’s frickin’ hilarious. They celebrated that play like they had just won the SB, suddenly believed they were world beaters, stopped practicing, got destroyed in their last 3 games, fired their coach, cleaned house and began yet another rebuilding process.

  13. I guess he doesn’t count the SB miracle win against Seattle. Beastmode instead the pic and they lose that game.

  14. ktimmmtb says:
    February 5, 2019 at 8:27 pm
    Then you also don’t get to count the coin toss which put you in the Superbowl.
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    Correct, because Chiefs were allowed to field a defense to try and hold them to no more than a FG. And the Chiefs already had enjoyed 60 mins of home advantage, and if Mahomes had been better at eating the clock and more long drives maybe the Chiefs’ D wouldn’t be gassed by OT.

  15. Why is everybody supporting the anti-Pats posts now? Tom you just won the championship, why do you gotta rub it in you loss less in the regular season than you did?

  16. None of the wins or losses really matter unless you are holding the Lombardi high in the air as other teams prepare to take another try at it next season.

  17. In practical terms, it didn’t matter – they won the division, earned a bye, and won the Suiper Bowl. Count the Miami game, don’t count it, who cares, the Patriots are champions again!

  18. ktimmmtb that’s weird cause I don’t remember the Patriots celebrating after they won the coin toss. It’s almost like they had to go out and execute a 75 yard drive to win the game. At least that’s how I remember it. As for the this article, I wish Brady didn’t say it the way he did. He’s not giving credit to Miami for executing the lateral play to perfection. Unlike him cause he usually just praises the other team win or lose

  19. It was actually a great thing as the Patriots proved they could go on the road and defeat the chefs at their home. Lotta people counted them out….noise and all……but he beat them on their turf and took the hunt trophy from them at their home. Was greater achievement that way!!

  20. Must people read into every little thing? It was an innocuous quip. He doesn’t REALLY think the game doesn’t count or shouldn’t count. He was joking about the flukey nature of the play, and implying that the team otherwise played well enough to win.

  21. what a clown Tom is, then don’t count the Pats beating the Seahawks and the Falcons in the Super Bowl either because those wins were GIVEN to the Pats….SMH!

  22. 8-1 vs 7-2 after the bye. I mean does it really matter?

    The Dolphins still suck (‘gratz on the miracle because it was just that). Hopefully Flores will be the difference (and punt Tannesmell to the curb).

    The Pats still won the SB (proving once again how meaningful those *s truly are).

    Pats haters will continue to find any opportunity to hate Brady and the Pats (Despite hordes of annoying Pats fans wearing it like a warm blanket).

    I will continue to provide tissue to those deserving. 🙂

  23. Silly thing to say for a couple of reasons. That win gave me and hopefully my fellow Dolphins fans a lot of joy that’s unmeasurable and it will be remembered as the Miami Miracle just like the Sea of Hands, the Imaculate Reception etc etc. A spot or two in the draft is nothing compared to something that everybody will enjoy forever. To do it against the best team, probably the greatest coach and the team I hate the most makes it even more special.

  24. fishyinalittledishy says:
    February 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Silly thing to say for a couple of reasons. That win gave me and hopefully my fellow Dolphins fans a lot of joy that’s unmeasurable and it will be remembered as the Miami Miracle just like the Sea of Hands, the Imaculate Reception etc etc.
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    It was a great play that had zero impact on the NFL season. Literally zero. Plus it caused the Dolphins to think they were better than they really were, as they got crushed in their next 3 games and then cleaned house.

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