After Seattle stunned New England with a 13-point comeback victory in the fourth quarter, Patriots Head Coach Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady complimented the play of the Seahawks while relishing in their own mistakes.
Belichick told Ryan Divish of The News Tribune that the issue wasn't the ending of the game, but the team's performance overall:
"We just didn’t play well the whole game today so it was the end of the game, it was the first half, second half. We played in spurts, we just didn’t play well enough and we had too many chances we didn’t take advantage of."
Brady, who threw for 395 yards on 36-of-58 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions, added:
"They are a good defense, no doubt about it. They can rush the passer, they have been doing that all season. They can cover well, we had quite a few yards, and moved the ball up and down the field at times but we just really squandered some scoring opportunities. That is what the game came down to, a one point game and opportunities in the red area for a touchdown and other opportunities to put points on the board and we just didn’t do it."
With the loss, the Patriots fell to 3-3 in the season, tied with every other AFC East team, but wide receiver Deion Branch still believes that the team has the killer instinct to win:
"No, I think we have it. We have it, we are just not executing. That is the name of the game. We have done a good job of moving the ball but are not finishing drives. We had a lot of flags and some turnovers and you can’t come into this type of environment and do those things and expect to win the game."
With the win, the Seahawks improved to 4-2 on the season.