The Outside of MetLife Stadium
Tom Brady and Randy Moss during the 2007 season
The Helmet Catch that loss the Patriots undefeated season
Tom Brady during his record breaking game
Backstory and Context
MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is a historical stadium. Home to two different NFL teams with the New York Giants and the New York Jets. The New York Giants have won two super bowls recently and it has been a very long time for the New York Jets. This stadium is not only historic because it is one of the most expensive stadiums but it is also where Tom Brady set two NFL records. Those records are completing the first 16-0 undefeated regular season. And becoming the winningest quarterback in NFL history.
The first record that Tom Brady set at MetLife Stadium was the 16-0 undefeated regular season. This is one of the most impressive feats in NFL history because of how competitive the league is. The 2007 Patriots were one of the best football teams ever organized. And the team was lead by Tom Brady. The team had threats like the great wide receivers Randy Moss and Wes Welker. The defense was lead by linebacker Teddy Bruschi. And was coached by the greatest coach of all time Bill Belichick.
The game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants was close. The Giants were fighting for a playoff spot and needed to win to try to get a better seed in the playoffs. The New England Patriots had already clinched the number 1 seed in the AFC. Because of that they bench some of their starters that had lead them to the undefeated season. This gave the Giants the opportunity to beat them. The Patriots prevailed winning 38-35 in a close game.
The New England Patriots went on to play in the Super Bowl that year. They were going for a perfect season which had only been done once before by the Miami Dolphins. Ironically the team they faced in the super bowl was the New York Giants. The New York Giants were heavy underdogs and some gave them no chance to win the game. A miraculous catch by David Tyree with his helmet helped the Giants pull off one of the greatest upsets in NFL history. The Patriots finished the year 18-1 coming 1 game short of a perfect season.
The second record that Tom Brady broke was becoming the winningest quarterback of all time. The winningest quarterback means that you have the most wins by a quarterback. He broke this record when he and the Patriots defeated the New York jets at MetLife stadium. The final score to the game was 24-17. Tom threw for 250 yards and threw 2 touchdowns. Tom was already in the lead for greatest of all time but this record might have put him in the lead.
Tom Brady won the starting job in his second year as a NFL player after the starting quarterback got injured. He didn't look back. It took him 17 seasons to become the winningest quarterback of all time. The game at MetLife against the Jets marked his 187th victory breaking record. Since then Tom is still playing in the NFL and is pushing that record even further. He is now on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is looking for more wins.
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