NFL News: Tom Brady Breaks Record On Banner Night, Patriots Win Season Opener

NFL News: Tom Brady Breaks Record On Banner Night, Patriots Win Season Opener
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The Superbowl banner was ready to be unveiled on Thursday, thanks to judge Richard Berman. Relieved of suspension recently, Tom Brady proved his sporting merit in the 2015 NFL season opener. The Patriots quarterback broke a couple of records against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the opening game at Gillette stadium on Thursday. Brady completed 19 consecutive passes guiding the New England Patriots to a 28-21 win.

Brady also registered his 161st career win with the Patriots. This is the highest number of wins for any starting quarterback for a single team in NFL history. Brady till Thursday was tied with Brett Favre, who won 160 games with Green Bay Packers in his tremendous career.


On Thursday Brady also notched up four touch-down passes, scripting a brilliant performance, Rob Gronkowski and one to Scott Chandler. Twenty-five of 32 passes in 288 yards without throwing an interception, Brady’s show was special at Gillette Stadium.

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After the Deflategate drama marred the offseason, the Patriots had something more to prove starting the game as favorites. The Patriots kicked off the new season in style on banner night at the Gillette stadium. The Patriots unveiled their newest Superbowl banner on Thursday night.

This banner wasn’t raised, though, since Brady is back. The Patriots raised Superbowl banner No 4, according to NFL reporter Melissa Stark.

Brady now has thrown 396 touchdown passes in his career, the fourth highest in NFL history.