Brady went over the 4000yd mark for the 7th time in his career Sunday. (USA TODAY Images)
Tom Brady has had quite an up-and-down season in 2014, but on Sunday against the Jets he reached a milestone that went unnoticed during their 17-16 win down at the Meadowlands.
Coming into Sunday’s contest Brady had 3,847 yards passing, and while¬†trailing 13-7 in the third quarter, Brady connected with Brandon LaFell on a 2nd-and-6 at the Jets 45-yard line for an 11-yard completion that put him over the 4,000 yards passing mark for the 7th time in his career, and for the 4th consecutive season. He did it in 2005 (4110), 2007 (4806), 2009 (4398), 2011 (5235), 2012 (4827) and 2013 (4343).
They finished the drive with a 24-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski, which at the time cut the Jets lead to 13-10.
Overall he finished Sunday’s game 23-of-35 for 182 yards against a tough Jets defense that sacked him four times in the first half and kept him under pressure all afternoon, including a staggering 11 quarterback hits as well as an interception.
Fortunately the Patriots survived and came away with the win, and¬†after the game Brady credited the Jets for giving them another good battle, and now New England will spend the week preparing for the Bills, who will visit Gillette Stadium next weekend.
“I think this is a team that is, they do a lot of things well,” said Brady after the game. “They‚Äôve got a good scheme. They‚Äôve got good players. They‚Äôve got a good rush, good in the middle of the defense, good middle linebacker, good safeties. The corners played good today. So I just think we got their best and I think we kind of sputtered there, got out of rhythm, finally found a little rhythm there in the second half and scored enough points.‚ÄĚ