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Brady Following the Loss – “It’s One Loss and It’s a Long Season”

On overcoming mistakes:
We played a good football team. We made too many mistakes. It’s tough to overcome as many mistakes as we did. (Buffalo) made a lot of plays and they’ve got a good team.

On what Buffalo did differently in the second half:
They’re a good coverage team. They made some good plays in the pass game. They took advantage of some opportunities that they got. We fought to the end but it just wasn’t enough.

On having as many interceptions today as he had all last season:
(Laughs)

If it was a fluke:

Sure.

If there was a rational explanation:
(Buffalo) made some good plays on the ball. Some days the ball gets batted up in the air and it goes your way, and some days it doesn’t. That’s part of the game. George Wilson made a hell of a play on that one interception. It’s the way the ball bounces. That’s football.

On giving up the 21 point lead:
It’s never easy; (Buffalo) came back last week. We were expecting a four quarter game and we had our opportunities. We didn’t really take advantage of them like I wish we would have. We had too many turnovers, too many penalties and allowed (Buffalo) to get some easy plays there. They took advantage when they needed to.

On WR Wes Welker:
Wes is always a big factor in the game, I know he had a bunch of catches and he’s a great player for us. We threw the ball quite a bit today. A lot of the guys made plays out there and we needed each of them. I just wish we would have made a few less mistakes.

On being shocked by losing after having the lead:
It’s a four quarter game and you play for 60 minutes. Things change fast. (Buffalo) gets a few plays and made a few turnovers. Before halftime we’re going in to score and Bryan Scott makes an interception on the sideline. They go down and score. We start the second half with an interception. If you let them back in the game like that, a team that is explosive in the pass game like they are, they took advantage of it.

On dominating Buffalo for so long and losing:
It’s one loss and it’s a long season. We’ll go back to work and see if we can play better next week.

On how different Buffalo is this year:
I don’t know. It’s hard to compare years.

On the throws to WRs Chad Ochocinco and Wes Welker:
I’ve got to wait and see the tape, but (McKelvin) made a good play. With receivers some days you catch them, some days you drop them. With quarterbacks some days it’s a touchdown and some days it’s an interception, it’s just a part of playing football. It’s a long football season and we’re not going anywhere. We’ll be back and we’ll be fighting next week. Hopefully we’ll learn from it, move on, make a few less mistakes next week and try to go win a game in Oakland.

On how quickly things change:
It’s football. It’s a few plays here or there. We’ve been on the other end of that before, too. You’ve got to play for 60 minutes. You’ve got to keep your foot on the gas pedal and play mistake free. We certainly didn’t do that. (We had) too many turnovers, too many penalties, too many scoring opportunities that we missed. That’s why we lost the game.

On if it was a helpless feeling at the end of the game:
(Buffalo) got a good break. I wish (Fred Jackson) would have went into the end zone to give us a chance to get the ball back but he didn’t. The refs changed the call. They had an opportunity to run the clock out and kick the field goal. It’s smart football.


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