Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, after his team's 41-34 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, faulted his team's poor execution and, in particular, its proclivity to turn over the ball in a Sunday night defeat. The Pats committed four turnovers, contributing to the team's 31-3 deficit mid-way through the third quarter.
"I had a feeling we'd be able to come back. We hung in there, we battled back from a 28-point deficit. We made too many mistakes when we needed to make the plays. It's a tough loss, but we've got to try to get some things corrected," said Brady. "We were turning the ball over. ... We just didn't even give ourselves a chance.
"They're a very good team and a very good defense and they play hard. We just spotted them 28 points. We fought hard, but you can't play poorly against a good team and expect to win," he added.
As for New England's furious comeback, when the team reeled off 28 unanswered points, Brady said that the reason for the turnaround was simple.
"It was execution. It wasn't like there was a magic formula," he said. "We just stopped killing ourselves. We just can't turn the ball over, we can't miss plays that are opportunities."
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