Tom Brady has now beaten every team in the NFL, marking the bottom of the list on Sunday with a 19-17 victory over his former team, the Patriots.
Following this historic victory, Brady spoke about the achievement on his “Let’s Go!” Podcast. He presents with fellow NFL teammate Larry Fitzgerald and sportscaster Jim Gray. Gray stumped Brady during the talk when he asked the veteran quarterback who likes to beat the most and who doesn’t like to beat.
His answers were clear: he more likes to beat the Giants, the less he likes to beat the Patriots.
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Brady’s reasoning for picking the Giants as his favorite team to beat is simple: They stole two more Super Bowl titles from him. Brady has lost just three times in 10 Super Bowl appearances, two of which were to the Giants led by Eli Manning. One of those losses followed the Patriots’ undefeated regular season in 2007; They could have made history as the first 19-0 team in the NFL and the second team to go undefeated and win the Super Bowl, but the Giants got in their way.
“I always joked with Eli but, yeah, and I think he likes me to bring it up all the time. So to bring it up again, I don’t like to lose to those guys, so when we beat them I love that,” he said. Brady on the podcast.
In his career, Brady is 5-3 against the Giants. He will have another chance to improve his record against them when New York visits Tampa on November 22 for “Monday Night Football.”
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Brady’s least favorite team to beat is his former team, the Patriots. This was the team that put Brady on the record books as the fourth player to beat all 32 teams. However, because he played in New England for 20 seasons, it was difficult for him to celebrate his victory.
“Again, those are my guys,” Brady said. “Those are the other warriors I went to battle with for so long. I have had many battles over the years with different teams, there is a lot of mutual respect in professional sports, but I am glad I was done with last night. “
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The Sunday night showdown between the Buccaneers and the Patriots drew 28.5 million viewers, making it the second-most-watched “Sunday Night Football” game since it began in 2006.