There are no complaints, but Brady is aware that the road ahead is more arduous and all the more important week by week.
"We're ready to attack the second half of the year and play our best football," Brady said. "This is our chance, this is our opportunity. We put ourselves in a good position, but everything is ahead of us. It's our choice -- what are we going to be?"
The Patriots won't be perfect, that was a fate sealed by the Ravens. Aside from a collapse of ridiculous proportions, they will be a postseason team yet again. If Brady and the reigning Super Bowl champions can enter the playoffs free of complaints about the final seven games, then it's likely they'll be in prime position for a repeat.
"I think our entire season is determined by what happens from this point on," Brady said. "We've had our ups and downs; certainly our defense has been playing great, and offensively, I hope we can get some continuity and grow and learn. Become the version that we'd all expect ourselves to become."