Tom Brady has now beaten every NFL team, checking the last one off the list on Sunday with a 19-17 win over his former team, the Patriots.
Following this historic victory, Brady discussed the accomplishment on his podcast “Let’s Go!” which he hosts with fellow NFL player Larry Fitzgerald and sports commentator Jim Gray. Gray stumped Brady during the talk when he asked the veteran quarterback whom he most enjoys beating — and whom he most dislikes beating.
His answers were clear: He most likes beating the Giants, least likes beating the Patriots.
Brady’s reasoning for choosing the Giants as his favorite team to beat is simple: They stole two more Super Bowl titles from him. Brady has lost only three times in 10 Super Bowl appearances, two of which were to the Eli Manning-led Giants. One of those losses followed the Patriots’ undefeated regular season in 2007; they could’ve made history as the NFL’s first 19-0 team and only the second team to ever go undefeated and win the Super Bowl — but the Giants stood in their way.
“I’ve always joked with Eli 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,” Brady said on the podcast.
In his career, Brady is 5-3 against the Giants. He will have another chance to better his record against them when New York visits Tampa on Nov. 22 for “Monday Night Football.”
Brady’s least favorite team to beat is his former team, the Patriots. This was the team that put Brady in the record books as the fourth player to beat all 32 teams. However, because he played in New England for 20 seasons, it was tough for him to celebrate his victory.
“Again, those are my guys, man,” Brady said. “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.”
Sunday night’s matchup between the Buccaneers and Patriots drew in 28.5 million viewers, making it the second-most watched “Sunday Night Football” game since it began in 2006.
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