Brady's ready, didn't need the rest, for Sunday's game
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- It’s all or nothing for the New England Patriots.
Quarterback Tom Brady spoke with reporters on Wednesday about how Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans will be much different from the game earlier in the season.
“You’ve got to overcome mistakes. If you make them, you still got to do whatever you got to do to win and give yourself a chance to move on,” Brady said.
The Patriots (12-4) beat the Texans (13-4) on Dec. 10, a 42-14 victory at Gillette Stadium. They know what’s at stake this time around.
“I don’t think you can play so conservative that you’re not able to go out and make plays,” Brady said.
“You don’t want to worry about digging a foxhole and sitting in it. Got to go out there and attack. You got to go out there and make the plays you need to make to win. It’s a one-game season,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
This time around the Patriots have had extra rest, but Brady said he really doesn’t need it.
“I mean, I always feel pretty good - play football for a living; there's a lot to feel good about doing that. So to have a chance to play in this game, there's a lot of excitement. Not many teams have this opportunity, so it's the second round of the playoffs, to be here and have this chance, I think we all look forward to it, and that's why we work hard, to be in this situation,” said Brady.
With a win on Sunday, the 13-year veteran will break a tie with his boyhood idol, Joe Montana, for the most wins in the postseason by any quarterback. The win would reach the milestone and advance the Patriots to the AFC Championship.
As usual, Brady stressed Wednesday that it's not a one-man show and that he has been fortunate to be with the Patriots and have a chance for so many wins.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.