The New England Patriots (7-3) are focused on reestablishing their dominance in the league. Tom Brady and Co. will be eager to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) this Sunday to extend their winning to 3 matches. Last week, the Patriots produced a massive showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs by defeating them 34-3 at the Gillette Stadium.
Brady, 15 of his 17 passes for 234 yards and assisted in 2 touchdowns reckons this game is as important as any other. Brady explained that even though this was a non-conference game and the Patriots had a comfortable lead in the division, the Patriots were focused on the upcoming matchup. Brady said that keeping the hunger for victories alive was very important.
Brady stated, “I think that we need to play really well, certainly better than we've played the last few weeks. There're a lot of people on our team and our offense that have really taken the challenge that our coaches have given us and are going to out there and try to play our best. I think we need to do that. This is the time of year when it's most important. There aren't a lot of games left. When you play a tough team, on the road, that came off one of the biggest wins of their season - we have everything we could ask for. We're going to go out there and try to play our best.”
Last week, the Eagles evaded a 3 match losing streak by defeating the New York Giants 17-10 in a close encounter. Eagles have experienced a turbulent season but they are resurging back into the top flight. Running back LeSean McCoy has been a pivotal figure in Eagles offense this season. If Patriots’ defense is able to contain McCoy, they would have a greater chance of victory.
Nonetheless, the Eagles are a stronger team than their present statistics portrayed and Brady knows that. Brady commented, “They're very talented - there's no question about that. You look at their defensive stats and their offensive stats [and] they're as good as any team in the league. They can play with anybody. They've had two pretty significant blowout wins and then the rest of the games have been very close. It's not like teams are running away from these guys; they're in every single game. They're a tough team in all phases.”