Tom Brady on past struggles in Miami: None of that matters this season
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a 7-9 career record in Miami, his most road losses against any team — a statistic that he acknowledged Friday while saying he doesn’t think it will have any impact on this year’s game there.
“The reality is that none of that stuff matters — it’s really this team against that team,” he said, noting the Dolphins’ 5-1 record at home this season. “We have a big challenge.”
If the Patriots meet the challenge and beat the Dolphins on Sunday, they will clinch their 10th consecutive AFC East championship. According to Elias research, they would join the Atlanta Braves as the only franchise from the NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL to win at least 10 straight division titles. The Braves won three in a row from 1991 to 1993 and then won another 11 straight following the 1994 strike-shortened season.
Tom Brady is taking the mental approach that previous games don’t matter Sunday, when the Patriots try to clinch their 10th straight AFC East division crown at Miami. Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports
Over Brady’s 19-year career, the Patriots have varied their practice approach leading into a road game