Asked a similar question during his weekly appearance on WEEI, Brady said: "We're playing for a lot here". 'Every week is a different challenge'. Thanks to the Rams, but the Patriots might, indeed, be more well-equipped this season to lose Gronkowski than they have been in the past.
Flash forward to 2016.
Brady, who was 33 of 46, had tied Peyton Manning, who has 200 wins, last week in a win over the New York Jets.
The Patriots, beginning life for the rest of the season without Rob Gronkowski, moved to 10-2 with the win.
And Brady is No. 1. Not only does he have four Super Bowl victories and six AFC titles, but he has also built a 22-9 career record in the postseason.
Tom Brady now stands alone when it comes to career wins by an National Football League quarterback.
"I said to my wife as I was driving home, she was like, 'What was that?' She wants to know about all these things and I was like, 'I think it is all fair on the football field.' You put yourself out there", Brady explained.
A few hours after news broke Sunday that Fisher has a contract extension, his team played an uninspired game in a 26-10 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
"He's all about the team", defensive captain Devin McCourty said.
His favourite targets Sunday were rookie Malcolm Mitchell and Julian Edelman, who caught eight passes apiece. The New England Patriots scored easily early in the first quarter than took the ball back by an interception with seconds left in the first.
"It's always been about winning", Brady said. Goff threw to Britt again to finish off the drive and add the only Ram's touchdown to the scoreboard.
"I'm grateful for all my teammates and my coaches and for my family and friends", said Brady. In doing so, though, Brady picked up his 201st career win in the regular season in playoffs. On another drop, by Lance Kendricks, the ball popped into the air into a Butler interception.
It's well-documented, but Brady was the 199th pick in the 2000 draft, though the Patriots saw enough from him during training camp as a rookie (and their roster at the time was so thin) that they kept him on the 53-man as the fourth quarterback to start the season. Goff, who was 14 of 32 for 161 yards, connected with Britt on a 1-yard touchdown pass with 1:15 left.
Among the winners on Sunday were the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. Seen those double-digit leads evaporate in a minute or two.
BOOMING KICKS: Rams punter Johnny Hekker didn't let it go to his head after usually tight-lipped Patriots coach Bill Belichick called him a "tremendous weapon", "dangerous" and "as good a player as I've ever seen at that position".
In his fifth season with the Rams, the first four in St. Louis, Fisher has presided over a 31-43-1 record.
And the defense, which has been maligned much of the year for failing to play up to expectations, needs to play as well as it did against the Rams.