Tom Brady says Jets game will show what Pats are made of

By Marc A. Greenberg

It doesn’t get any better than a New England Patriots vs. New York Jets game.

This Sunday night, with first place on the line, MetLife Stadium will be rocking. For Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, it’s a defining moment for the season.

“We’ve lost two straight and we’re going on the road against a [darn] good team,” Brady told WEEI on Monday morning. “It doesn’t get any tougher than that — on a Sunday night stage where you’re the only team playing. We’re going to see what our team is all about. We’re going to see the level of commitment that we have. It’s been good all year.”

While the once 5-1 Patriots have lost two in a row (both losses have been by one score), Brady knows the team doesn’t quit.

“I think that’s why we’re in these games,” Brady said. “Even the games we lost, we’re in them until the end and we’re fighting to the last whistle. That’s what it takes. We don’t have any quitters on our team.

“That’s not the character of this team. Nor do we have guys that aren’t mentally tough or are going to make excuses. We’re just going to go out there and try to work harder and prepare harder and ultimately try to do a better job.”