Tom Brady's press conference after New England's 24-20 loss to Miami was short but hardly sweet.
"We didn't do a good job getting in the red area," he said flatly. "In the red area, we didn't do a good job of finishing drives. It turned out coming out on the short end of the stick. It just wasn't a good day. We just couldn't make enough plays when we had a chance to."
Brady completed 34-of-55 passes on the day for 364 yards and two touchdowns. He was outperformed by second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who threw three TD's and zero interceptions.
Brady had just one pick, but it was thrown on the final play of the game when New England was attempting its last-minute comeback win.
The Patriots were down 24-20 with 75 seconds left in regulation. After Miami kicked for a touchback, Brady drove his team to the Dolphins' 14-yard line. That's where the team stalled out. Four incomplete passes were thrown to three different players in the final half-minute.
A win would have secured New England its 11th AFC East title in the last 14 years. A win would have moved New England along in its quest for the No. 1 seed.
But Brady's final pass, intended for Austin Collie, landed cleanly in the arms of Miami safety Michael Thomas.
"We had plenty of chances all day," the signal caller spat. "We made some good plays and we made plenty of [expletive] plays."
And that was it. Brady stepped off the podium and headed for the exit.