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Tom Brady: Patriots’ defensive success no ‘fluke’

Quarterback Tom Brady says it’s not just luck that the Patriots’ defense is taking the ball away from opponents so often.

“I think we’ve proven over the course of the season that our defense is going to get us the ball on interceptions and fumbles,” Brady said on his weekly appearance Monday on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan program. “How many fumbles have we’ve forced this year? It’s been a ridiculous amount but I wouldn’t say that’s a fluke, I’d say that’s a strength of what our guys are capable of doing. That’s a trait of our defense and it shows itself every single week ... We’ve been forcing fumbles all season, we've been forcing quarterbacks into bad throws, and getting interceptions and taking advantage of interceptions ... That’s been really critical to our success.”

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