-PASS DEFENSE: D - Jay Cutler played a clean, efficient game against a Patriots pass defense that seemed to be playing catchup to Miami's targets all night. Tossing two interceptions and failing to convert a single third down, Brady has critics once again suggesting his demise.
ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown is going on the road for just the second time in the program's 32-year history. In fact, Brady feels the team will learn from the loss.
MORE data? Ok. You asked for it. "The locker room wasn't in very good spirits and the plane ride home was very quiet. But it's also the ability for us to learn from it and move forward is what we need to do because I think we've always felt that one loss shouldn't become two, two shouldn't become three, that's when it really turns into a bad season". "It's the No. 1 and 2 teams in the AFC going at it head-to-head". It starts obviously with their leadership - Coach Belichick, Tom Brady.
The Dolphins led wire-to-wire as Tom Brady and Co. lost their fourth game in the last five trips to Miami. "I mean we can't go up there and play as poorly as we did (against Miami)".
Said Brady, "It was pretty bad". "When I got on the flight, about midway through the flight after I watched film of the game, I tried to move on".
"We haven't had any games this year where we've been that out of balance. It's already Tuesday morning, and physically everybody has to get right, mentally everyone has to get right emotionally, and have to get your energy back and go in there and try to beat a good team". Linebacker Jonathan Freeny also played in his first game for the Patriots this season on Sunday after re-signing with the team earlier in the week.
The Steelers, Houdini-like escape artists in winning eight in a row, are 11-2, a game ahead of the Patriots, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped Monday night. Kenyan Drake had 114 yards rushing, becoming just the third running back to reach 100 yards against New England's defense this season. His other 500-yard plus games were against the Indianapolis Colts (Oct. 27, 2014), when he threw for a career-high 522 yards and six touchdowns in a 51-34 win; and in 2004 when he accumulated 503 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-36 victory over Green Bay.
"The biggest problem with the running game is the production".