In his weekly morning radio spot on Boston's WEEI, New England quarterback Tom Brady lamented the missed opportunities in the Giants' 24-20 victory -- a win that snapped the Patriots' streak of 20 consecutive regular-season wins at home and their perfect record againt NFC teams since 2002.
The Patriots, losers of two straight for just the fourth time dating back to 2003, need to right the ship in time for Sunday's showdown with the Jets, said Brady.
"We're going to see what our team's all about" said the quarterback, who completed 28 of 49 passes for 342 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss. "We're going to see the level of commitment we have."
Asked if the "fear/intimidation" factor no longer is there in New England, Brady said he isn't sure.
"I really don’t know how other teams view us," he said on air. "I don’t think we’ve ever taken the approach that we have a big edge going into every game. I think our edge comes from our preparation, our ability to work hard and our ability to perform under pressure.
"...This particular team, we’re 5-3 after eight games. Like I said, it’s not where we want to be, it’s not where we’re expected to be, but we’re the only people that can do anything about it. So we’re not going to sit here and b---h and complain, make excuses and point fingers at each other. We’re going to go out there and try to do a better job and see if we can do a better job. That’s what it comes down to."