New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady faced a determined Miami defense last week with some uncharacteristic results, but says he’s feeling much better health-wise as they travel to Pittsburgh for a pretty important AFC matchup with playoff seed implications.
Brady has been hindered by an Achilles injury, but that may all be behind him as he looks toward another tough road game.
“Just feeling better,” Brady said, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. “It’s a short week, so I just try to get out there and practice. I take it week to week and I feel really good this week, so I’m very happy about that.”
As for the importance of this game, there’s no room for error as in Miami.
“At this point in the year, it’s not like you’re going to go reinvent your whole defense in Week 15,” he added. “They’re ranked pretty high. They do a lot of things well. I’m sure they’re going to want to continue to do those things well. They rush good. They’re tight in coverage. They mix in their schemes – zone and man and blitzes – and they do it on all three downs. They don’t make it easy on you. Now, for us, it’s just being on alert.
“We’re going to try to go out and play the way we play, too, and that’s what makes for a good game. They’ve had a lot of good teams over the years. These are always pretty big matchups and this is a big one for both of us.”