ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Quarterback Tom Brady threw four interceptions in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Bills, matching his regular-season total from all of 2010, matching his career high. The last time Brady threw four interceptions in a game was 2006 against the Colts.
"[The Bills] made some good plays on the ball," Brady said. "Some days, the ball gets batted up in the air and it goes your way, and some days it doesn't. That's part of the game."
Two of Brady's interceptions came on batted balls. On one of them, he was looking for tight end Rob Gronkowski in the end zone.
"[Safety] George Wilson made a helluva play on that one," Brady said. "It's the way the ball bounces. That's football."
Brady didn't need a game like this to remind him of how quickly things can change over a 60-minute contest.
"We've been on the other end of that before, too," he said. "You've got to play for 60 minutes. You've got to keep your foot on the gas pedal and play mistake free. We certainly didn't do that -- too many turnovers, too many penalties, too many scoring opportunities that we missed. That's why we lost the game."
Asked what the Bills did in the second half that might have been different from the first half, Brady said, "They're a good coverage team. They made some good plays in the pass game. They took advantage of some opportunities that they got. We fought to the end but it just wasn't enough."
Brady felt a key turning point came at the end of the first half. The Patriots were driving and looked primed to go up 28-7, but a pass to Danny Woodhead couldn't be corraled, it popped up into the air, and Bryan Scott came up with the interception.
The Bills then drove for a field goal to make it 21-10 at the half, which was a 10-point swing.
"If you let them back in the game like that, a team that is explosive in the pass game like they are -- they took advantage of it," Brady said.