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4 Teams Tom Brady Has Dominated the Most

Max Staley
Tom Brady is arguably the best quarterbacks ever, but he's been particularly dominant against these three teams.
Tom Brady is arguably the best quarterbacks ever, but he's been particularly dominant against these three teams. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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Tom Brady has accomplished more than arguably any other player in NFL history. With six Super Bowl rings, four Super Bowl MVPs, three league MVPs and 14 Pro-Bowl appearances, Brady's resume likely won't be matched for quite some time, if ever. And he even looks poised to add to that legacy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.

But across his 20 seasons at the NFL level, there are a few teams he always seems to bring his A-game against. Here are the three teams that Brady has dominated the most.

4. Atlanta Falcons, 5-0

Atlanta Falcons helmet.
Atlanta Falcons helmet. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

He's only played the Atlanta Falcons a total of six times, but despite that small sample size Brady has proven he flat-out owns the Falcons. In five career regular-season matchups, Brady has a 116.7 career passer rating, his highest against any opponent, tossed 11 touchdowns to 1 interception and averaged 288.4 passing yards per game. Famously, he also led the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history against this team, leading the Patriots back from a 28-3 deficit.

3. Indianapolis Colts , 11-3

Indianapolis Colts helmet.
Indianapolis Colts helmet. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

In the early 2000s, the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry was among the NFL's most exciting storylines, though Brady was usually the one who emerged victorious. That didn't change once Manning left, either. In 14 games against the team, Brady has thrown for 32 touchdowns on a 102.3 passer rating and built a stellar 11-3 record. The 15 interceptions he's tossed in this rivalry keeps the Colts from being much higher on the list, though.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers, 9-3

Pittsburgh Steelers helmet.
Pittsburgh Steelers helmet. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Historically, the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise is known for its hard-nosed, stingy defenses. But that has never seemed to be the case when they play Brady. Across 12 appearances, Brady boasts a 9-3 record while averaging 312.0 passing yards per game on a 68.8 completion percentage. He's thrown 29 touchdowns to just 5 interceptions, amassed a total of 3,744 passing yards and a 111.1 passer rating. Those numbers would be considered a pretty stellar 16-game season, and the fact that he's done that in just 12 matchups against a fierce rival is ridiculously impressive.

1. Buffalo Bills, 32-3

Buffalo Bills helmet.
Buffalo Bills helmet. / Tim Warner/Getty Images

Tom Brady has more career wins (32), touchdowns (70) and passing yards (8,669) against the Buffalo Bills than he does any other franchise. His per-game statistics aren't exactly as impressive as he's had against some other teams, but it's hard to argue with a 32-3 record. In fact, since taking over as the starter in 2001, Brady has more wins on the Bills' home turf than any Buffalo QB during that span.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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