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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passed for 361 yards and three touchdowns.PHILADELPHIA -- Quick hits from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following New England's 38-20 triumph over the Eagles Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field:
On the team's performance Sunday: "I thought it was OK -- I just thought our execution was a little better. It's good to come on the road and get a win. It's a team that has obviously a lot of very good players and I thought getting down 10-0 and then rallying and coming back like we did, it showed a bit of mental toughness, which we've shown consistently throughout the year."
On a 63-yard connection with Deion Branch: "He had a comeback route, he ran it, and I scrambled up. [Branch] kind of stepped up, wheeled inside and the [defensive back] lost him. I just tried to jam it in there to him. He caught it and he did the rest. I thought he had a great cutback there at about the 15- or 20-yard line to get us down to the 1. That was a huge play in the game. I thought, really, it stopped the momentum that they had established and for us to make plays like that really softens up the defense."
On the 41-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker: "He said before the play that if I get this certain look, then I'm going to fake like I'm running the in-cut and then run the post. He did it and came to the sideline and said, 'I told you, I told you!' So that was pretty funny. It's nice when they work out kind of like you talk about it. Wes [Welker] is so consistent and reliable, he's a phenomenal player."
On rushing for 28 yards on five carries: "Yeah, that's a rarity. There's just a few times where I felt it opened up in the middle and I just took off. I'm not moving very fast, they're converging pretty quickly, so I just got down there as fast as I could."
On Aaron Hernandez helping him with his knee brace after one scramble: "I thought the brace was bent, but it just ended up having a lot of turf jammed up in there and Aaron was trying to tug it out of there, which fortunately he did. And we were in the no-huddle, so we were able to get on the ball and get it snapped with some time left on the clock."