The 6-1 New England Patriots are atop the NFL with the league’s best record. Head coach Bill Belichick’s team is riding a three-game winning streak with Tom Brady back under center, following the franchise quarterback’s four-game, season-opening suspension.
Brady has been fantastic this season.
The 39-year-old has been exceptional, 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. He certainly isn’t rusty.
Turns out, Brady has historically been dominant in the month of October.
Tom Brady in October last three years: 33 TDs, one INT (a ball that bounced off Edelman's hands for a pick six). Pats 11-0 in those games.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 26, 2016
Sunday’s Week 8 matchup against the Buffalo Bills will be Brady’s last opportunity to dominate in October until 2017.