The New England Patriots scraped by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-14 to avoid an unthinkable 2-3 start to the season. Stephen Gostkowski went 4-for-4 on field goals, while Nick Folk went 0-for-3 and will most likely not be on the Buccaneers roster next week.
This was Tom Brady’s first ever “true road game” against the Bucs, with the 2009 matchup taking place in London, England. With the victory on Thursday night, Brady has now beaten 30 teams on the road — at their actual stadium, to be more specific — in addition to tying Peyton Manning and Brett Favre for most regular season wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history.
Does anyone want to take a guess as to the only team that Brady has never beaten on the road (other than the Patriots, obviously)? I’ll give you a few hints.
The caveat here is that Brady’s torn ACL in 2008 meant that he was unable to play when New England faced Seattle that season. Matt Cassel was the starter and led the Pats to a 24-21 win against an absolutely awful pass defense that Brady would’ve shredded.
New England does not come to Seattle again until 2020, so maybe there’s a chance Brady is still the Patriots starter at 43 years old? Maybe? But anyway, the sole purpose of this post was to provide Seahawks fans with a fun fact, and that they can take comfort in knowing that Tom Brady will have never won a road game at CenturyLink Field. That also doubles for Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and Brett Favre.
Brady does have two wins against the Seahawks: a 30-20 home win in the ever-frustrating 2004 season, as well as the Su—--(this post is experiencing technical difficulties, which will not be corrected.)