BOSTON (CBS) – Tom Brady threw four interceptions all of last season.
Sunday afternoon in Buffalo, the Bills picked the reigning NFL MVP off four times.
"We played a good football team, we made too many mistakes," Brady said after the Patriots 34-31 loss. "It's tough to overcome as many mistakes as we did."
"They're a good coverage team. They made some good plays in the pass game; took advantage of some of the opportunities they got. We fought until the end, it just wasn't enough," said Brady.
Brady finished the afternoon 30 for 45 with 386 yards, four touchdowns and the four interceptions.
The four interceptions by Brady ties a career high. He last threw four picks in a 27-20 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts in November 2006. Brady has thrown four interceptions in a game five times in his career, including New England's 31-0 season opening loss to the Bills in 2003.
That was the last time Buffalo had beaten the Patriots before Sunday.
Two of the Brady's completions to the Bills were caused by a deflection, with one of them turning into a pick-six by Drayton Florence. Another pick came as a result of a bad route run by Chad Ochocinco. The Patriots receiver allowed Leodis McKevlin to undercut his route, and pick off the Brady's pass in stride.
"Some days you catch them, some days you drop them," Brady said of the breaks of the game. "As a quarterback, some days they're touchdowns, some days they are interceptions."
"They made some good plays on the ball. Some days the ball gets batted up in the air and goes your way," he said.
Brady said he and the Pats offense will watch the game film and fix their mistakes. While the loss is painful to swallow, it certainly will not derail the rest of the season.
"It's one loss," said Brady. "It's a long season. We'll go back to work and see if we can play better next week."
"Hopefully we learn from this," said the Patriots quarterback.
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