Pop some popcorn — or at least order a jumbo bucket online — because the Tom Brady Revenge Tour is about to go down in history.
Brady has been better than ever in the four games since returning from his season-opening Deflategate suspension, rocketing to the front of the MVP conversation. Now as he faces his toughest test yet, Sunday night against Seattle, it’s about to get really interesting.
Brady is just two wins away from tying Brett Favre with 199 career victories, and three away from Peyton Manning’s record of 200. If Brady knocks off the ‘Hawks, he can tie Favre next week at San Francisco and Manning in Week 12 at the Jets — in prime time.
If Seattle somehow stops Brady with a controversial Richard Sherman play, then he likely would end up going for the record at home against the Rams in Week 13. That’s a nice little stretch against three teams with a combined record of 7-18 — should help pad his already incredible stats (73.1% completions, 1,319 yards, 12-0 TD/INT, 133.9 rating).
Brady also gets a Monday night game against Baltimore in Week 14, and another tough test at Denver the following week before he ends with the Jets again and the regular season finale at Miami. Can Brady run the table and take a 15-1 team to the playoffs?
Roger Goodell is just squirming over the possibilities.