Tom Brady’s first half stats Sunday night were less than stellar, to say the least.
The New England Patriots quarterback set a number of personal records in the first two quarters against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, though they aren’t anything pride-evoking.
For the second time in six seasons, Brady threw seven or fewer completions on 15-plus pass attempts in an opening half, according to NFL Research. The last time he accomplished this was during the Pats’ 13-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys just a week prior.
Tom Brady has thrown 7 or fewer completions on 15+ pass attempts in an opening half only twice in the last 6 seasons …
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 2, 2019
Brady’s 7-of-19 (.368) matches the lowest completion percentage in an opening half in his career, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Brady has gone exactly 7-for-19 twice before, and the Patriots have rallied both times to overcome halftime deficits and win.
From @ESPNStatsInfo: 7-of-19 (.368) matches the lowest completion % in a 1st half in Tom Brady's career (minimum 15 attempts). He's been exactly 7-of-19 two other times prior to tonight, and the Patriots have rallied from halftime deficits to win both of those games.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 2, 2019
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