Wednesday marked Tom Brady's 45th birthday, as the legendary quarterback is entering his 23rd season in the NFL.
After a short-lived retirement that lasted all but 40 days, Brady is back in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform and looks to win his eighth Super Bowl. The former sixth-round pick is still going strong if you're worried about age being a factor.
He's coming off a season in which he threw for the most pass yards of his career (5,316) and the most passing touchdowns since his renowned 2007 campaign.
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Even at his age, Brady enters the 2022-2023 season with the second-best odds to win NFL MVP at +800, trailing only Josh Allen.
No full-time quarterback has played in more games than Brady, so much so that he's beaten every team in the league at least once. Without further ado, let's dive into his regular and postseason record against every NFL team up until now.
|Team||Brady's regular season record||Brady's postseason record|
|Green Bay Packers||4-2||1-0|
|Kansas City Chiefs||5-5||3-0|
|Las Vegas Raiders||5-1||1-0|
|New England Patriots||1-0||N/A|
|New Orleans Saints||4-5||1-0|
|New York Giants||6-1||0-2|
|New York Jets||30-7||1-1|
|Los Angeles Chargers||7-2||3-0|
|San Francisco 49ers||2-1||N/A|
|Los Angeles Rams||3-3||2-1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4-0||N/A|
Brady vs the Indianapolis Colts
If there's a team Tom Brady has consistently dominated in both the regular season and playoffs, it's been the Colts. The Brady-Manning rivalry dominated the early 2000s, and Tom got the first win of his career in a 44-13 win over Indy in 2001.
The Brady-led Patriots got the best of Manning and the Colts in the 2004 AFC Championship game and a 20-3 drubbing of Indy in the Divisional Round the following year.
Brady has gone 4-1 against the Colts in the postseason, with the lone loss coming as one of the worst of his career.
The only time Tom Brady has ever lost a halftime lead of 14 or more points:— NFL Throwback (@nflthrowback) January 21, 2019
The 2006 AFC Championship, when Peyton Manning and the @Colts rallied back from a 15-point halftime deficit to reach the Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/nRQTC337LE
Following Manning's departure from Indianapolis, the Patriots-Colts rivalry became even more lopsided. Brady went 6-0 against Andrew Luck, which included a dominating 45-7 mugging of the Colts in the 2014 AFC Championship.
Brady vs the Denver Broncos
If there's one team Brady has had issues against in the postseason, it's been Denver. Despite an 8-6 record against the Broncos in the regular season, Brady is only 1-3 against Denver in the postseason, with the solo victory coming against Tim Tebow in 2011.
Immediately after Peyton Manning joined the Broncos, New England and Denver became the AFC's newest rivalry, with the Colts now somewhat of an afterthought.
While Tom put together a legendary comeback from down 24-0 to defeat Denver on Sunday Night Football in 2013, Peyton and Co. got the last laugh in both the 2013 and 2015 AFC Championship.
Three years ago, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady met for the final time in the AFC Championship Game with the @Broncos coming out on top.— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 25, 2019
RT if you are Team Brady.
Like if you are Team Manning.pic.twitter.com/NjHhS9dJg6
Brady vs the Green Bay Packers
While Brady-Manning was the more significant rivalry, Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers has dominated fan debate over who's the best quarterback of the last decade.
Brady is 4-2 against Green Bay in the regular season and has only faced the Packers once in the playoffs. It came in his first season with Tampa Bay, and Brady prevailed as a 3-point underdog at Lambeau to go to the Super Bowl for the 10th time in his storybook career.
Tom Brady: *Wins the NFC Championship and leads his team to the first ever home Super Bowl*— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) January 24, 2021
Also Tom Brady: "Can I just say hi to my son?" ??pic.twitter.com/yfjTUTuYaM
It's pretty shocking Brady and Rodgers never faced one another in the Super Bowl at least once, given both of their teams' success from 2010 onwards. Now that they're in the same conference, all you can do is look back and wonder...what if?
Brady vs the New York Giants
No quarterback owns Tom Brady in the playoffs. Unless your name is Eli Manning, that is.
In 2007, the Patriots were one win away from an immaculate season, but the Giants were able to pull off one of the biggest Super Bowl upsets of all time, defeating New England 17-14 in Glendale, Arizona. Brady was sacked five times in that game, and the Pats choked as massive -12.5 point favorites.
Brady had a chance at revenge in 2012 when both teams met up again for the Lombardi Trophy, but New England came up short once again. Brady has since recovered from those two heartbreaking losses. However, the gunslinger was in a serious postseason funk for a while, thanks to Eli and the Giants.
Congratulations on your retirement, and a great career Eli! Not going to lie though, I wish you hadn’t won any Super Bowls.— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) January 24, 2020
Brady vs the Atlanta Falcons
Not only is Brady a perfect 9-0 against the Falcons in the regular season, but the most significant win of his career also came against Atlanta.
Trailing 28-3 in the 2016 Super Bowl, Brady pulled off the most remarkable Super Bowl comebacks of all time, throwing for 466 yards and two touchdowns in the process. He earned his fourth Super Bowl MVP following the historic rally.