The 6-1 New England Patriots are atop the NFL with the league’s best record. Head coach Bill Belichick’s team is rolling on a three-game winning streak ever since franchise quarterback Tom Brady returned from a season-opening, four-game suspension.
The Patriots win streak follows their only loss of the season, a 16-0 drubbing at the hands of the Buffalo Bills in Week 4, with rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett under center.
Bills head coach Rex Ryan realizes the New England team visiting Buffalo in Week 8 is entirely different from the squad he vanquished back in early October.
Rex Ryan on Tom Brady: "They have a new player back there. He looks decent." https://t.co/iVMufgviDy
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 26, 2016
The 39-year-old has been exceptional this season, completing 76 of 101 passes for 1,004 yards and 8 touchdowns, with zero interceptions. His performance has Brady leading all NFL quarterbacks in several major categories.
Brady leads the league with a 132.6 passer rating, a 75.2 percent completion percentage, 9.9 yards per pass attempt, a perfect 0.0 percent pass interception percentage and a 7.9 percent passing touchdown percentage. All of those numbers would be career highs for Brady, who is in his 17th season.