November 7th, 2010: Browns 34, Patriots 14
For the first time in his career, Brady lost to the Browns in November of 2010. The Browns managed to get under the Patriots’ collective skin in this game; it was one of only two regular season losses for the Patriots in 2010.
It was no direct fault of Brady’s that the Patriots fell on their face in this game, as he tossed for 224 yards, two touchdowns to a former NFL tight end and current jail cell occupant, good for a passer rating of 90.5.
However, fumbles by Rob Gronkowski and Sammy Morris were costly. So was Peyton Hills’ stat line of 184 yards and two touchdowns, a performance which strengthened his Madden cover candidacy that would eventually doom his career.
This was the first of two tough games against the Browns in the 2010s…
Next: December 8th, 2013