The New England Patriots have a 7–0 record entering Week 9, but Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady told a local radio station in Boston that going undefeated this season “would be the furthest thing from anybody’s mind.”
“I [couldn’t] really care less about those type of things,” Brady said. “When you reflect back, you think, ‘Wow, that was a great year.’ But when you’re in the middle of it, you can’t do anything about a game in December. We’ve got one mission, it’s this week. It sounds like a cliché but it’s not, because it works, and it’s what our team’s about. We’re short-term focused.”
Brady went on to stress the importance of focusing on the game ahead and spoke about how head coach Bill Belichick refers to each week as a “blank canvas.”
New England, which is coming off a Super Bowl XLIX victory, last went undefeated in the 2007 season. That season, the Patriots made it to the Super Bowl, but fell to the New York Giants, 17–14.
Brady has completed 68.9% of his passes through his first seven games of 2015, throwing for 2,410 yards, 20 touchdowns and only one interception.
The Patriots play the Washington Redskins (3–4) at Gillette Stadium on Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. ET game.