On Sunday night, Tom Brady made his first return to Foxborough with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In doing so, he was able to achieve a unique feat. Brady led the Buccaneers to a 19-17 victory at Gillette Stadium to become the fourth quarterback in NFL history to beat all 32 NFL franchises.
NFL legends Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, and Drew Brees were the other players to achieve the feat. Of course, equalling the record of four other quarterbacks wasn’t enough for Tom Brady. The 44-year-old also became the all-time NFL passing yards leader during the game against the New England Patriots.
During the latest episode of the podcast, “Let’s Go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, and Jim Gray“, the quarterback revealed which NFL franchise he most enjoys beating.
“Holy cow, that’s a good question. The team I would love to beat the most is the Giants, there’s no doubt about that, because they’ve taken away some really, you know — I’ve always joked with Eli [Manning] but, yeah. And I think he likes that I bring it up all the time. So to bring it up again. I do not like losing to those guys, so when we beat them I love that.”Tom Brady
No surprise that the New York Giants have left a permanent chip on Tom Brady’s shoulder. Eli Manning and the Giants were responsible for two of the three Super Bowl defeats that the New England Patriots suffered while Brady was with the franchise. Including the 17-14 defeat at Super Bowl XLII, which stopped the Patriots from achieving an unbeaten season.
The team Tom Brady least enjoys beating
Brady also revealed which team he least enjoys beating in the NFL in a very predictable revelation.
“The team I like to beat the least is obviously the Patriots. Again, those are my guys, man. Those are the other warriors that I went to battle with for so long. I’ve had a lot of battles over the years with different teams. There’s a lot of mutual respect in pro sports, but glad I’m through with the one last night.”Tom Brady
Defeating the New England Patriots was just about the only thing Tom Brady had not done during his 22-year career and is not something he enjoyed. Sunday’s matchup may be the only time Brady has to go face to face with the Patriots during the regular season unless he decides to extend his career to 45 years old.