The last time the Patriots faced the Eagles was Super Bowl LII when Tom Brady threw for 505 yards, but still lost the game, 41-33.
With the two teams meeting again this week, the game will be a topic over the course of the week and Brady was asked Monday morning on The Greg Hill Show how long it took for him to get over the loss?
“You assume I’m over it? Come on now," Brady said. "That’s a lot of mental scar tissue from that year. That was a tough game.
“In a lot of ways we learned from that year and we came back stronger the next year. We won the Super Bowl in ’18. I think everything is a matter of perspective and when you play in that game and you play great teams, you’re not going to win them all. This is not the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals. This is all about tough competition against the best teams. They deserved it that year, and now a couple years later we get a chance to play the organization again. We’ve had a lot changes, they’ve had a lot of changes. It’s totally different circumstances. Huge game for us. Big game for them. The better team is going to win.”
“Hopefully everyone got a chance to decompress a little bit mentally, physically and now we’ve got to get ready for a great week of preparation and then get ready to go in the there and play our best game of the season on the road, in a really tough environment. It should be a great Sunday afternoon for football.”
Both teams are coming off bye weeks and the Patriots are 8-1, while the Eagles are 5-4.
Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. Sunday afternoon.