Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on Kirk & Callahan Monday morning to look back at wild card weekend, while also looking ahead to this Saturday’s divisional round game against the Texans. To hear the interview, visit the K&C audio on demand page.

By way of the Texans’ 27-14 win over the Raiders Saturday, they will take on New England Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. Houston is 0-4 at Gillette Stadium in its franchise history being outscored 150-49 in those games, including 27-0 in Week 3 this year.

Brady was quick to point out the Patriots can’t take them lightly, especially considering the Texans had the No. 1 total defense in the regular season, allowing an average of 301.3 yards per game.

“I think this is a day-to-day league,” Brady said. “It really doesn’t matter last time we played them or last year because things change so much with the game and a game plan and players. Coach talks about all the time, it’s not who you play, it’s how you play. We need to play well. When you look at games like earlier in the season against them, we played well. We shut them out. We did a lot of things that are winning football. We talked about that over the course of the whole season, but none of that stuff really matters if we don’t do that this week. You put together the process and the winning formula and you need to go out an execute it. If you don’t execute it, you lose.

“I don’t think you take anything for granted. I don’t think you mail in your preparation. I think we go about it the exact same way we’ve gone about it all year. We put everything into it this week. We empty the tank in our practices, which we always do, and then you come out at the end of the week with confidence, ready to go out there and show everyone that we are prepared and that we can play.

“We’re playing a really good team. We are playing a team that has earned this opportunity. They have the No. 1 defense in the league. I studied them all day yesterday. They have a damn good defense.”