Brady downplays loss to Texans: 'We're not 2-10, we're 10-2'
The defeat was the Patriots' second in four games. Though it may seem to some like the sky is suddenly falling in Foxborough, Brady won't allow for such an attitude.
"It's not always going to be perfect. Football's not a game of perfect, it's just got to be a game of pretty good. We're learning as we go. We're not 2-10, we're 10-2," Brady said Monday on "The Greg Hill Show" on WEEI 93.7 FM.
New England began the year 8-0, but the offense - with its constantly changing personnel - appears to be struggling of late. Brady appeared to be imploring his receivers to be "faster, quicker, more explosive" with his team trailing the Texans.
Despite Sunday's loss, the Patriots share the best record in the AFC, lead their division, and remain on track to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs.
"I know there's very high expectations, at least there are for us. I think the expectations for our team often are a very, very, very high level and I understand that," Brady said. "But at the same time, I think there are realistic expectations with our circumstances and incorporating different elements and players and injuries and, again, we're just trying to do the best that we can do."
He added: "We've just got to figure out how to be more consistent, just figure out how to stay on track, get the ball in in the red area, just do a little bit better job, put us in a better position to win."