New England Patriots: Reviewing Tom Brady career history vs. Browns
Week 5 marks the seventh time in which New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will face the Cleveland Browns.
To celebrate having Tom Brady back in the fold as the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback, let’s take a look at Brady’s career history against the Browns.
First off, Brady holds a 5-1 record against Bill Belichick’s former team. In that action, Brady has completed 59.42% of his passes for 1,541 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions, good for a quarterback rating of 87.4.
Now, let’s review each of Brady’s encounters with the orange-helmeted cellar-dwellers of the AFC North:
December 9th, 2001: Patriots 27, Browns 16
In Brady’s first season as the starter, the Patriots ran past the Browns as one of the stops on their Super Bowl XXXVI journey. This was Brady’s worst game against the Browns, however; he threw two interceptions and no touchdowns on 19 of 28 passing for 218 yards. His 61.3 quarterback rating on the afternoon was the lowest out of these six encounters with Cleveland.
Antowain Smith kept the ship afloat by rushing for 76 yards and two touchdowns, and Brady’s secondary bailed him out by picking off Tim Couch (remember him?) three times.
Next: October 26th, 2003