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Tom Brady just knows how to get under the skin of his opponents.
Few teams illustrate this point better than the Atlanta Falcons, who visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion, who became the first player in NFL history with 300 careers in the regular season starting last week, reflected on the Tampa Bay’s 31-29 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Thursday night. Brady improved to 6-0 in his career against the Cowboys to break the tie with Joe Montana (5-0) for the best record by any starting quarterback against Dallas.
Although the Buccaneers and Falcons will not start until Sunday, Brady already looks set to troll the Falcons with a potential reference to the New England Patriots’ comeback from a 28-3 deficit to beat Tampa Bay 34-28 in Super Bowl LI, the biggest comeback in the history of the championship game.
In Brady’s case, 3 minutes, 28 seconds can be too convenient a time to look forward to a matchup against the Falcons. Check the time on his computer screen just above his right shoulder.
– Tom Brady (@TomBrady) September 13, 2021
Including the Super Bowl win, Brady enters Week 2 with an 8-0 record against the Falcons. He could become the sixth QB to go 9-0 or better against a single team since the starter was first tracked in 1950.
He has thrown 19 touchdown passes against just three interceptions in that span. The Falcons’ visit to Tampa Bay comes after their 32-6 defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Atlanta’s total points marked the lowest in a season opener since 2007.
The Buccaneers are participating in this divisional game with nine wins in a row coming from last season (including playoffs).
ESPN Stats & Information contributed to this story.