Welcome to our first installment of New England Patriots Throwback Thursdays!
This week, we take a look back at Tom Brady’s historic 2007 campaign, piloting the Patriots to a 16-0 regular season.
Brady completed 68.9 percent of his passes that season, the best mark of of his career, for 4,806 yards and 50 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions. Brady’s 50 aerial scores broke Peyton Manning’s three-year-old record of 49 passes, only before Manning re-set the record with 55 touchdown tosses in 2013.
Nearly 9 years to the day, on Oct. 21, 2007, Brady put together one of, if not the, best performances of that 2007 season. It’s one of the premier single-game performances of Brady’s 17-year career as well.
Brady completed 21 of 25 passes in the Patriots’ visit to Miami that fall afternoon, amassing 354 yards and a franchise-record 6 touchdowns. Brady’s 158.3 passer rating in the game was the first perfect rating in Patriots history.
The 39-year-old quarterback has been nearly perfect to start this season following a four-game suspension. Brady has completed 57 of 75 passes for 782 yards, 6 touchdowns and zero interceptions.