No matter what anyone says, the Falcons just beat Tom Brady
The Atlanta Falcons on Sunday morning had never beaten Tom Brady over the future Pro Football Hall of Famers 23-year career in the NFL.
He entered Sunday with an 11-0 record against the Falcons but ended the day with an 11-1 record. No matter the excuses, rationalizations, justifications, etc…, Tom Brady just suffered his first loss to the Dirty Birds and will not end his stellar career undefeated against his division rival.
No matter what took place during the game, the Falcons just beat Tom Brady
Normally, I am not one who likes to point out how a quarterback has a certain career record against one team because this is a team sport and no matter what anyone says, quarterbacks don’t deserve all the praise (or criticism) for the result of a game. In my personal opinion, we should have been saying that Tom Brady’s teams were perfect against the Falcons.
However, sometimes you have to play other people’s games, so that is what we will do here. This is for everyone who was bragging about Brady never losing to the Falcons: BRADY JUST LOST TO THE FALCONS.
I do not care that he sat for most of the game. He decided to play in that game, therefore, he must live with the result. He must now live with the fact that he is no longer perfect against Atlanta. If he did not want to risk it then he should have rested from snap one.
We have seen teams in the past who were going to rest a player but they had a streak of consecutive games played, so the team pulls them after one snap. If they are allowed to keep that streak alive after playing just one snap and being pulled, then Brady should suffer the loss in this scenario.
In fact, half of the reason Tom wanted to play was probably that he knew he had a couple NFL records on the line. And coincidentally, he was pulled not too long after he broke those records. If he gets credit for those records, then he should get credit for the loss.
He went into Sunday having never lost to five teams and ended Sunday with that number down to four. Ironically, if he gets kicked out in the first round of the playoffs on Monday, then that will be down to three teams.