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Tom Brady: Patriots eager to move on from bad loss to Dolphins

The New England Patriots suffered an ugly loss to the Miami Dolphins on “Monday Night Football,” losing by a score of 27-20. Tom Brady on Tuesday morning insisted both he and the Patriots are eager to turn the page and move on from the uncharacteristic setback.

And with a critical showdown coming Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, moving on quickly obviously takes on much more importance.

Brady also mentioned during his weekly appearance on WEEI radio that the Patriots must learn from a loss that snapped the team’s eight-game winning streak and prevented the team from clinching the AFC East.

“I believe you learn more from losses than wins because you more critically evaluate where you’re at and what the expectations are, and what you need in order to get the job done,” Brady said, via the Boston Herald. “I think everyone took this one pretty hard. The locker room wasn’t in very good spirits and the plane flight home was very quiet. But it’s also the ability for us to learn from it and move forward is what we need to do because I think we’ve always felt that one loss shouldn’t become two, two shouldn’t become three, that’s when it really turns into a bad season.

“We have to figure out a way to play a lot better, and I’m confident we’ll put together a good plan. I think there will be a lot of urgency, we know what we’re up against and we’ll go out and try to put together our best game of the year.”

Brady had arguably his worst performance of the season in Monday’s loss, going 24-for-43 for 233 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

That said, Brady mentioned he’s “pretty much moved past” the tough loss. Concerning the upcoming showdown against a “tough, hard-nosed” Steelers squad, Brady added it never is and will not be “an easy matchup” but noted “that’s what you get this time of year and we’re going to see what we’re made of.”