Tom Brady and the New England Patriots haven't been accustomed to losing much, if at all, since Tom Brady has taken over as the starting quarterback in 2001. In fact, according to footballdatabase.com, the Patriots have gone 136-39 in the 175 games Brady has played for the team, good for a .777 winning percentage.
However, in an interview with Fox Sports 1 analyst Michael Strahan, the three time Super Bowl winning quarterback told the former New York Giants defensive end that the XLII Super Bowl loss to the Giants was the hardest of his career. In an article posted on ESPN.com, Brady had this to say:
"The hardest loss, I would say, is when we lost to you guys in '07," Brady told Fox Sports 1 analyst — and former Giant – Michael Strahan in an interview that aired Saturday. "That was just like, whether that will ever be duplicated again, I don't know. But the stars aligned for us on that year. I mean, just an incredible season, the players that we had that all came together, Randy Moss and Wes [Welker], Kevin Faulk, Laurence [Maroney], we had great offensive linemen.
"And then, the way we were winning those games was incredible. Blowing good teams out. We beat you guys, you guys played a great game. We beat the Super Bowl champs."
The Giants stopped the Patriots from completing a 19-0 perfect season that would have put the Patriots ahead of the 1972 Miami Dolphins who went undefeated and won the Super Bowl that season. Brady continued to talk about how special the season would've been as well as how hard it is to keep a team like that together saying, "Especially in the salary cap era, where there's teams that — it's hard to keep a team together, because the more you win, the higher your guys are going to get paid."
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