1. Tom Brady and Patriots Blow the Jets Away
We’re all well-versed with Brady’s killer instinct against the Bills, but we couldn’t wrap this list in good faith without revisiting just how miserable the Jets have been since New York’s Mo Lewis sent Drew Bledsoe to the hospital and got this whole thing started ahead of schedule.
Yes, the Jets did get a playoff win off Brady, something Buffalo never did (though it didn’t result in a Super Bowl berth). Yes, the Jets have theoretically been competitive in the AFC East a few times (remember Mr. Pennington?).
But more often than not, they’ve Buttfumbled all over themselves in recent years, whether in the presence of Brady or literally anyone else. While Tom Terrific (using that nickname on purpose to bother Jets/Mets fans) lost occasionally, the Jets take the cake in that department.
Brady’s regular-season losses in his career? 73. How many games have the Jets lost in the past seven seasons? 76. Thanks for asking.
Brady’s 22 years contained about as much heartbreak and misery as a half-decade of Jets rebuilds. Go figure.
“But didn’t he lose Super Bowls and playoff games??” Jets fans will say. “Didn’t that sting?” Sure. But we’d rather go 12-4 and lose a heartbreaker than be on our fourth QB since the last election cycle.
Naturally, Brady got one final comeback victory off the Jets this season, running his record to 30-7 career against ’em even as he lost Antonio Brown mid-game. Hopefully, the Jets will nab their 30th win of the decade before we roll into the 2030s.