The Falcons finally beat Tom Brady, even if he only played about a quarter. Falcons fans don’t care, so save your breath. The man many consider the Goat has tortured Falcons fans, climaxing during the 2016 Super Bowl that will haunt Atlanta for the rest of time. However, with a win over Brady on Sunday, the monkey is off Falcons fans’ backs.
Tom Brady was looking to improve to 12-0 all-time against Atlanta, which would’ve matched an NFL record in all-time wins without a loss against a single team in league history. Otto Graham‘s 12-0 record against the Cardinals is the current leader, which likely won’t change for quite a long time. With Brady’s future up in the air, this may have been the Falcons last chance at beating the cause of all their pain.
Bucs fans and the NFL world haven’t thought twice about the Week 18 contest, especially considering backups played a majority of the game. It also didn’t have any playoff implications. It didn’t mean anything except for draft position, and most fans probably don’t even count the win against Brady as credible, but don’t tell Falcons faithful that.
The team finished the season on a high note. Desmond Ridder threw the first two touchdowns of his career in what was his best performance as a starter. Drake London posted a career-high receiving total while breaking Kyle Pitts‘ record for most receptions by a rookie. Tyler Allgeier eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark, capturing the franchise’s rookie rushing record in the process. The Falcons head into the offseason with the most momentum they’ve had in years, culminating with a victory over Tom Brady. Nobody in Atlanta cares if he only played one quarter.
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