Tom Brady. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots lead the AFC East at 9-5, but they've lost consecutive games in December for the first time since 2002.
Plenty in the media and many fans are jumping off the bandwagon.
Jim Gray asked Tom Brady last night on Westwood One if he's doing the same. The Pats' QB said absolutely not.
"I've always said it's hard to win a game in the NFL," Brady said. "You can't take winning for granted, and I know our team doesn't. It's a process to build to this point."
"You can look at the positives, your you can focus on the negatives," Brady said. "I think looking at the negatives, we've got to use those and try to learn from 'em, because our opponents are doing the same thing. The positives, we gotta build on those."
Brady said it's difficult to bounce back from back-to-back losses.
"Mental toughness, this is when it really shows," he said. "The character of the team, the character of the players, the coaches, the whole organization is tested because when things aren't going right, the natural instinct as humans is to point fingers. But everyone should point the finger at themselves and realize we all individually need to do better so collectively, we can put something out there that we're way more proud of than what we put out the last few weeks."
Pats will host the Bills Sunday, and can clinch another division crown with a win.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports