We, New England Patriot fans, are about to attempt the near impossible. We are about to try and compile the top three moments in Tom Brady’s career. I know what you’re probably thinking, “but that’s impossible, that’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack.” That’s right; with that being said, we know that all of our fellow New Englanders are going to stop everything they’re doing Sunday October 9th at 1:00 o’clock ET just to watch Tom Brady step out onto FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. So just to help you get even more excited about our very own number 12 coming back here comes the best attempt to finding those top 3 moments why we love Brady so much.
- Tom Brady’s Perfect Game During A Perfect Season (2007) vs. Dolphins
You all remember the 2007 season as being one of our best seasons; well it wasn’t just our 16-0 season, because it was also home to one of Brady’s best regular season games of his career. In the game against the Dolphins Tom Brady threw for over 350 yards and 6 touchdowns. Tom Brady’s 6 touchdown game ended up being the same game he broke his then-NFL record 50 touchdowns and achieved his first of two perfect passer ratings of 158.3.
- Tom Brady vs. Tennessee (2009)
So why does this game make it while others don’t? That’s a great question; allow me to explain further. Brady threw for 380 yards and a career high of 6 touchdowns with a completion percentage of over 85%. The best part about all of these stats are that he threw 5 of his 6 touchdowns in one miraculous second quarter and accumulated all the stats above in a quick 2 1/3 quarters. That’s right, Brady was pulled after his 6th touchdown to Randy Moss with 10:17 still left in the third quarter! Who knows how much more he could have achieved if he stayed in the game.
- AFC Championship game vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (2005)
This is probably one of the greatest stories of Brady’s career. If there was ever an equivalent to Michael Jordan’s, “Flu Game” this would be it. The night before the game Brady came down with a killer 103-degree fever and had the chills. At the time the Pittsburgh Steelers were not a force to be trifled with going 15-1 in the regular season and it was in Heinz stadium. The very next day Tom Brady plays outside in 11 degree temperature and ended up with a passer rating of 130.5 by far his best playoff rating at the time and his third best all time playoff rating. He threw for over 200 yards, 2 TD’s, no interceptions and a passing completion of nearly 70%.