Tom Brady retires: Here’s the legendary quarterback’s latest tally against every NFL team
If you’re not a fan of the Patriots or Buccaneers, you probably aren’t too upset by the news of Tom Brady retiring for a second – and final — Time. While smashing records and becoming the most successful player of all time, Brady was also responsible for much heartbreak for the fanbases of the 30 teams he did not play for in his 23-year career.
Now that his career is officially over, we can fully appreciate the damage Brady has done to the rest of the NFL. All in all, Brady has an amazing 251-82 regular season record. His postseason record of 35-13 is even more impressive as he has 19 more wins than the second-winning playoff quarterback, who happens to be Brady’s childhood idol, Joe Montana.
Below is Brady’s record against every NFL team, including the two he helped lead to Super Bowl glory.
There are some notable takeaways from this chart. First, Brady has no losing record against an NFL team and a winning record against 30 teams. Only the 49ers — Brady’s childhood team — and the Broncos — who defeated Brady three times in the postseason — split their games against him.
Brady dominated the Bills during his two decades against them in the AFC East. Ironically, one of Brady’s biggest losses — a 31-0 loss at Buffalo in Week 1 of the 2003 season — served as a pivotal turning point for him and the Patriots in the early 2000s. New England lost just one more game that season and ended the regular season by retaliating with a 31-0 win over Buffalo.
The Steelers were another team that Brady had significant success against. While Pittsburgh — and then-rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — were responsible for ending the Patriots’ record 21-game winning streak, Brady and the Patriots more than equalized after beating the Steelers in this year’s AFC Championship Game en route to their third title in four years. It was one of three wins Brady-led teams have had in conference title games against the Steelers.
The Jets, Colts and Falcons are three other teams synonymous with Brady. Aside from their excitement in the 2010 divisional round over New England, the Jets were often the team that felt the wrath of Brady and the Patriots during their prime. The Jets further cemented their chapter in the Patriots legacy by outing them for illegally recording teams after the 2007 season opener.
Brady’s struggles with the Colts – and Peyton Manning in particular – are a significant part of Brady’s legacy. Brady helped keep the talented Colts second fiddle to the Patriots dynasty in the 2000s by beating them in the 2003 and 2004 playoffs. The Colts were able to exercise those demons, rallying from behind to anger New England in the 2006 conference title game.
Brady wasn’t perfect against Atlanta, but find any Falcons fan who genuinely cares about his team’s one win in a dozen games against him. While always great, Brady achieved true GOAT status after helping the Patriots win the first and only Super Bowl to go into overtime from a 28-3 deficit against Atlanta.
Of course, no team played a bigger role in Brady’s career and legacy than the Patriots, who picked him with the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. After winning nearly 250 games in a Patriots uniform, Brady won his first and only game against his former team in 2021, a win that further enriched his unprecedented career and legacy.
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