An eventful 2018 is in the rear-view mirror and a new year is upon us! For the New England Patriots, it begins just like each of the last nine: with the team preparing for the playoffs. The second-seeded Patriots will enter the tournament on January 13 and face the highest-ranked team coming out of the AFC’s wild card round. In order to emerge victoriously from the challenge, New England will have to play its best football.
For quarterback Tom Brady, keeping his New Year’s resolution will help do that. When talking about what he plans for 2019, the 41-year old kept it simple. “Less interceptions, more touchdowns. That would be it,” Brady said when asked about his resolution after Sunday’s victory over the New York Jets. The game against the Patriots’ rivals was already a good test run: the future Hall of Famer threw four touchdowns and no picks.
All in all, Brady finished the regular season with 29 scores and 11 interceptions. With only four picks coming since the bye week, though, it appears as if he has set himself up well to reach his resolution — despite just 55% of people making it through a month without breaking their resolutions, according to a study conducted by the University of Scranton in 2013 (via Vox’s Sarah Kliff).