Brady, Belichick laud Patriots protection as Rodgers comes up brief



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05 Nov 2018, 16:37 IST
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Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers at Gillette Stadium

Tom Brady bought the higher of Aaron Rodgers on Sunday however he and Invoice Belichick credited the New England Patriots protection for the win.

Quarterback greats Brady and Rodgers have been dealing with one another for simply the second time within the NFL at Gillette Stadium and the Patriots star got here out on prime, main a 31-17 win over the Inexperienced Bay Packers.

Though it was an enormous night time for Brady as he additional bolstered his repute up in opposition to an elite rival, the 41-year-old praised his defensive team-mates for limiting Rodgers and Co.

“I assumed we performed nice defensively,” Brady instructed reporters. “They made some large stops for us.

“Offensively, we had some performs that all of us would have preferred to have achieved loads higher job on. However we made some performs within the fourth quarter after we wanted to and anytime you beat a great soccer group, it feels good.

“So, 7-2… it is a great distance from 1-2, the place we have been. We strung collectively plenty of wins enjoying good soccer and we have to maintain it going.”

Even in defeat, although, Rodgers impressed Patriots head coach Belichick.

“He is simply so arduous to get. He has such presence within the pocket,” he mentioned. “We pressured him.

“I assumed he needed to make some throws with type of the road closing in on him and wasn’t in a position to actually get to make the type of throw that I believe possibly he wished to make. However God, he is a tough man to get.

“You have a look at the images – all people’s the place they’re presupposed to be. We really feel like we had a great rush plan in opposition to him and he escaped a few instances and prolonged performs after which bought out and threw the landing there on a scramble.

“It appeared like we had him on that. It appeared like we had him on plenty of performs, to be sincere with you. He is simply so good.

“Then, in fact, the accuracy throwing the ball along with him getting out and getting away from the push. I assumed our guys did nearly as good a job as they might do. Actually, he is simply powerful. He is simply powerful to get.”

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