Tom Brady was willing to shoulder the blame for the New England Patriots' overtime defeat to the New York Jets on Sunday, after failing to throw a touchdown pass and conceding a defining interception.
The Patriots went down 30-27 at the MetLife Stadium and Brady endured a horrible game, as he completed less than 50 percent of his passes and was sacked on four occasions.
Brady also fumbled twice, although both were recovered by the Patriots, but it was a loose third-quarter pass that allowed the Jets back into the game, when they had been trailing by 11 points.
The Patriots QB had attempted to find the hands of Rob Gronkowski in the end zone, but Jets safety Antonio Allen returned the interception to cut the scoreline to 21-17.
And Brady admits he should have been able to avoid this pivotal moment by not even attempting the pass.
"The guy made a good play,” Brady told reporters. "That’s a ball I shouldn’t throw. You can’t do that, throw interceptions for touchdowns. That’s one way to get you beat."
The Patriots' record so far this season is now 5-2 and Brady says it is down to all the players to take some responsibility for the way the team has been playing of late.
He added: "Everyone has to look at themselves and do a better job, because what we’re doing right now isn’t good enough.
"We had a great opportunity to take control of the game and we didn’t. We fought hard. We just didn’t do what it takes to beat a good defense."