FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Some more post-game soundbites from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following the Patriots' 23-20 win over the Ravens in Sunday's AFC Championship Game:
On why he said "I sucked pretty bad today" after the game. "As a quarterback, you never want to turn the ball over. You want to hit the open guys; you want to capitalize when you have open receivers. I wish I had done a better job of that today. In some ways, you always beat yourself up. I’ve been doing this for quite a while. I’m glad we won, I’m glad we’re moving on. Hopefully I can go out there and do better in a few weeks. I think offensively we can do better and that’s what it’s going to take."
On why this team is going to the Super Bowl. "We won 10 straight games and they haven’t all been pretty. We’ve started slow, we’ve started fast. The offense has played really well at times; the defense has played really well at times. It’s a pretty mentally tough team. There’s really some resiliency, we’ve shown that all season. Even in the games we’ve lost, the three games we lost, we fought until the end. We’re always going to fight to the end. It’s great to be a part of a team like this. It’s tough to get here, man. It’s hard to win these games. It’s hard to win games in the NFL because every team is very talented. We did enough here the last 10 weeks to win these games. I’m sure this next game is going to come down to the end and hopefully we have enough plays."
On CB Sterling Moore's pass break-up of Lee Evans. "It was a great play by Sterling. These games come down to one or two plays. Our defense really made some huge plays there; some very critical plays. It went down to the end. It was a hell of a game."