Tom Brady regularly breaks Super Bowl records. But what about curses?
The New England Patriots quarterback will look to end a 51-year-old jinx Sunday in Minnesota when his team faces the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. If Brady steers the Pats to victory, he’ll become the first quarterback to lead the NFL in passing yards and win the Super Bowl in the same season.
Since 1966, five quarterbacks have reached the big game in the same season in which they led the league in passing. All have lost, including Brady in 2007, when the Patriots lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
2017 represents the third time Brady has led the NFL in passing yards, joining his aforementioned 2007 campaign and 2005, in which the Patriots exited the playoffs in the AFC divisional round.
Brady can comfort anxious Patriots fans by adopting Boston Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez’s attitude toward curses before and during Super Bowl LII.
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