New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he believes New England’s defense is playing the best it ever has since he joined the team in 2000.
Speaking during his weekly appearance with Jim Gray on Westwood One, Brady commended his team’s defense for holding its first three opponents to one offensive touchdown and just 13 points over the first four weeks. New England’s defense leads the NFL in yards per game, points per game and total defense.
“Our defense is playing great football,” Brady said. “The best football I can ever remember our defense playing, which has been really spectacular to watch. We’re all excited about the way that they’re playing.”
Brady and the rest of the offense sputtered in Sunday’s 16-10 win over the Bills, scoring just three points after the first quarter. Brady was 18-for-39 with 150 yards and an interception.
The defense held Josh Allen and the Bills to 10 points.
“I do think you have to understand what the strengths of your team are,” Brady said. “Certainly, our defense is playing great football. They’re not giving up many points. They’re doing a great job in the red area. They’re turning the ball over a lot.”
Brady thinks the Pats’ offense needs to do a better job of playing complementary football against the Redskins this week. “I think from my standpoint, it’s about not giving them opportunities to take points away from us,” he said.
“And also knowing that our defense is not going to give up many. I think part of it, you have to understand what your team is. How you’re winning games and how you’re losing games. I’m very happy we’re 4-0.”