FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady watched the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon, after which didn’t waste any time getting to work getting ready for a divisional-spherical recreation in opposition to L.A.

“After that recreation ended, I used to be up watching film all evening,” Brady mentioned in his weekly interview on sports activities radio WEEI. “That’s the way in which it’s. That is the largest week of the 12 months for me; every little thing is concentrated on what we’d like to do. You’ll be able to’t watch sufficient film on weeks like this. You’ll be able to’t get sufficient relaxation. You’ll be able to’t get sufficient remedy, get sufficient coaching or get sufficient observe. It’s all about what we have now to do to be at our greatest for the largest three hours of the season when that ball kicks off.”

Tom Brady says the stress Invoice Belichick places on his gamers from the second they stroll within the door to exceed expectations is designed for weeks like this. Maddie Meyer/Getty Pictures

Sunday’s recreation will probably be Brady’s 38th within the postseason, extending his NFL document.

The 41-year-outdated Brady was requested within the radio interview if he’s grown accustomed to such stress.

“I really feel like I’m simply actually targeted and I really feel like I actually can hone in on what I would like to do,” he mentioned. “Perhaps that’s a part of why I’m nonetheless taking part in at this level and a part of why I’ve been ready to try this. It simply comes very naturally to me, with out me having to suppose.

“Actually there are issues that don’t come naturally to me that I’ve had to work onerous at. That is one thing that I actually don’t have to take into consideration a lot. It simply naturally occurs. The main target and the emotion actually sharpens, tightens up. And I get to a spot mentally the place I would like to be.”

Brady added that the each day stress of taking part in beneath coach Invoice Belichick helps harden your entire workforce for this time of 12 months.

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“I believe once you play for the Patriots, there’s stress on you from the day you stroll into the door,” he mentioned. “Coach is consistently placing stress on us to exceed his expectations, which may be very difficult, as a result of he has excessive expectations. Nevertheless it’s all for weeks like this. Whether or not it’s observe, stroll-by way of, conferences, in the end because it comes up to the sport, that is once you want to be at your highest stage of focus as a result of it’s not like every other recreation we’ve performed all 12 months. …

“You simply notice it’s all on the road. You’ve 65 performs left. You’ve two or three unhealthy ones and that’s the season. You by no means need it to come down to that. You by no means actually need you to be the rationale why issues don’t go effectively. So there’s an intense stress. I already really feel it.”

Gamers are scheduled to be on the facility on Monday afternoon for conferences, with their first observe of the week set for Wednesday.

That offers them 5 days since their final observe, with Brady saying the bodily relaxation helps and that that is presently the time for extra psychological work.

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