New England has tormented Buffalo over the last decade, boasting 15 consecutive victories against the Bills and a 19-1 record against them since 2001. It's the third longest winning streak over one team all time, trailing the Dolphins' 20 consecutive victories over the Bills from 1970-79 and the 49ers' 17 straight wins against the Rams from 1990-98.
Brady is 17-1 in his career against the Bills, including 13 consecutive victories. And though the numbers are skewed because he plays them twice per season, Brady has more passing yards (4,105) and touchdowns (39) against the Bills than any other team. His 103.0 passer rating against Buffalo is his best mark against any team that he's played at least six times.
Brady was asked by a member of the Buffalo media member if he could sympathize with what Bills fans must be going through during the streak.
"No, because we're trying to win every time we play, also," Brady responded. "That's part of the competition. We don't feel sorry for anybody. We're trying to go out there and win. That's what our job is. And over the past whatever, 10 years, we've done that. And you know what? But none of that matters. That's the thing about it. The Bills' players don't care that we won 10 years ago, and neither do the players on our team. What we're trying to do is win this week. That's why guys come into practice and were watching film [Tuesday]. They're preparing. Coach [Bill] Belichick coaches us hard. We don't take anything for granted. We've always had tight games. If there's one play here or there that the Bills make, then they beat us. That's the kind of game it's always been against them, and I think we've been very fortunate over the years to make those plays. If we want to continue to play well, then we need to continue to make those plays. Look, the Bills never give you them, you have to go earn them."
Belichick shared similar feelings about the streak. While the 15 consecutive victories are nice, they won't put a dent on the scoreboard Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Plus, Brady and Matt Light are the only two players on New England's active roster who have been with the team since 2003 when it began.
"[The winning streak] doesn't really mean anything," Belichick said. "I mean most of the players that played in those games will be watching them on TV, so I don't think that really matters."