Since Tom Brady became the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots in 2001, he has faced the Buffalo Bills 28 times. Brady is 25-3 in those games and has thrown for 62 touchdowns and over 7,000 yards.
For the Bills to win, they are going to need to shut down Brady.
The Bills should have confidence from their 17-0 win over the Patriots in Week 4 of this season. That was the first time the Patriots had been shut out since Week 14 of the 2006 season. However, Jacoby Brissett was the Patriots’f quarterback for that game; Tom Brady was serving the last game of his suspension for Deflategate.
In that game, the Bills’ defense sacked Brissett three times and hit him eight times. It will be necessary for the Bills to put a lot of pressure on Tom Brady, if they want to limit his effectiveness.
The Bill’s’ defense has six interceptions this season, two each from cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Nickell Robey-Coleman. Forcing Brady to throw an interception or two will go a long way to helping the Bills win.
In the game earlier this season, the Bills’ defense held the Patriots to 90 rushing yards as a team. If they can also contain the Patriots’ running again, the Bills have a strong chance of winning.
Stopping Brady will be as challenging as ever, thought. In his three games back this season, Brady has thrown for over 1,000 yards, eight touchdowns, and no interceptions. The Patriots have won each of those games by double digits.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen him better,” Bills’ coach Rex Ryan told the New England media.
Quote used comes from this article by Zack Cox on NESN.com: http://nesn.com/2016/10/rex-ryan-cant-believe-tom-bradys-success-hopes-patriots-qb-will-retire-soon/