Speaking during his weekly appearance on sports radio WEEI this morning, quarterback Tom Brady set the scene on the Patriots' charter flight home from Sunday's 34-27 win over the Redskins.
All TVs were tuned to the Broncos-Bears game.
"All of us were watching the game last night on the airplane; just as we were taking off was when they came back and won the game," Brady told hosts John Dennis and Gerry Callahan of the "Dennis & Callahan" program.
"It was an exciting game. They obviously have a very good team. They play for 60 minutes. They’ve obviously closed a lot of games and finished very well. We have a huge test. We’ll all be excited, and hopefully have a good week of preparation, and be ready to go on Sunday."
As for quarterback Tim Tebow, Brady said the way Bill Belichick prepares the Patriots for games, he can expect to see Tebow highlights even though his primary focus will be the Broncos' defense.
"Everyone says he struggles throwing the ball. What I saw last night, he had no problems throwing the ball," Brady said on WEEI. "He threw the ball extremely well when I was watching."
As for not being the quarterback that everyone will be talking about this week, Brady said, "That’s OK. Believe me, there is great reason. They’re winning a ton of games and he’s playing very well."