"An irate Brady could be heard upbraiding the team in the locker room following the game, with several expletives mixed in for emphasis," Chris Gasper of The Boston Globe wrote Monday. "Multiple sources who were in the locker room confirmed that the franchise quarterback lit into his team after a lackluster performance."
"We played pretty terrible out there," said Brady, who clearly was upset. "It came down to the wire, and the defense made some plays. But that was a bad 60 minutes of football. We got outcompeted out there, outfought. We were lucky to win."
"Some weeks you're good, some weeks you look like crap, like we did today," guard Logan Mankins told Greg A. Bedard of The Boston Globe.
The Patriots host the Miami Dolphins to finish the regular season in Week 17. The Patriots still have a chance for a playoff bye if they can get some help, but Brady isn't worried about scenarios. He's a 35-year-old quarterback desperate for another Super Bowl title. Watching the Patriots uncharacteristically failing to close out the season strong hasn't been easy for him.