Patriots QB Tom Brady says he doesn’t count New England’s loss to Dolphins
However, according to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the loss doesn’t actually count against the heralded franchise’s record in hindsight.
“I don’t count the Miami game as a loss so we had one loss after the bye,” Brady told Sal Paolantonio on ESPN after Super Bowl, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk.
The six-time Super Bowl Champion in Brady notably led the Patriots to a stellar 7-3 heading into the team’s 2018-19 bye week and before going 4-2 after the bye to finish the regular season. The Patriots obviously finished the postseason with a perfect 3-0 record as Brady and company utilized yet another first-round bye to their advantage come playoff time.
However, Brady sees the Patriots’ record down the stretch as 8-1 instead of 7-2 due to the fashion in which the Dolphins managed to edge their AFC East counterpart.
While the Dolphins did not even come close to reaching the postseason in 2018-19, the Patriots obviously finished the year on top for the second time in the last three seasons. Not only that, but New England has now won three of the last five Super Bowls, giving Brady six in nine tries in all.
Even so, this appeared to be at least a small victory for the Dolphins as Miami defeated the Patriots in quite the prolific fashion. It almost seems as though the “Miami Miracle” served as a mini Super Bowl victory for the Dolphins in what ultimately became another lost season.