The Patriots lost 41-14 to the Chiefs on Monday night to fall to 2-2. Brady completed 14 of 23 passes for 159 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions before being pulled for backup Jimmy Garoppolo, who led the team on a touchdown drive. New England is 30th in the league in passing offense, 29th in total offense and 24th in points scored.
Brady, 37, said the team needs to open games better so they don't have to play from behind.
“I hope they’re correctable. That’s what we’re trying to do, it’s why we go out and practice. There’s always going to be mistakes in football,” Brady said. “Every team is competitive. They have very good players, they draft high, they have the same money they can spend on their team as we can spend on ours. It’s a tough league. When you don’t play well on the road, we got off to a slow start, got behind, those are things that we’ve got to try to correct. We have to do a better job of trying to get ahead and stay ahead. It’s a great opportunity for us this week to do that.”
After Monday night's loss, head coach Bill Belichick said there is no quarterback controversy when asked about the topic.
New England traded guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the preseason. Brady has been sacked nine times this season. The team's rushing offense hasn't been much better than its passing game. The Patriots are averaging 3.7 yards per carry, which is 22nd in the league, and they haven't had a run longer than 17 yards.
The Patriots host the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
- Paul Palladino