BOSTON (CBS) — After beating the Jets on Sunday afternoon to complete the sixth 13-win season of his career, Tom Brady was not much in the mood for self-analysis.“I mean, football’s a team sport,” Brady said when asked to evaluate his own play. That’s what we’re playing for, and that’s all that really matters.” That’s true, and Brady mostly only cares about winning Super Bowls.— Adam Schefter (@Adam Schefter) December 11, 2017 If the Dolphins (5-7) are to snap that streak Monday and prevent Brady from evening his record in Miami, it’ll likely require a lot more pressure, and perhaps some mind games, from Suh.Despite only having 1.5 sacks in seven career games against Brady, Suh might have a better chance of bringing the Patriots’ quarterback down than getting in his head.The Dolphins hit Brady a season-high eight times at Gillette Stadium two weeks ago, and while the quarterback admitted to feeling “a little sore” afterward, he was only sacked once and threw four touchdowns in a 35-17 Patriots win. “My job is to [tick] him off and have him yelling at his offensive linemen for not blocking me, his coach and everybody on the sideline.That’s my job.” Brady lashed out at Patriots offensive coordinator Josh Mc Daniels on the sideline during a win over Buffalo last week but apologized to Mc Daniels for the outburst during his Saturday news conference.But a December slowdown put the unofficial title just out of reach for Brady.
Favre can claim neither accomplishment; Favre finished fourth in MVP voting and in passing yards.Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills tried, but failed, to rattle Brady in the teams’ meeting two weeks ago.“Only I can get in my head,” Brady told Westwood One Radio. I think there are a few people who can get under my skin, but not into my head.The only other venues where Brady has a losing regular season record, with a minimum of two starts, are Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium and Carolina’s Bank of America Stadium.
The Patriots have been favored in 11 of Brady’s 15 regular season starts in Miami, and they’re 11-point favorites Monday.
The last time the Dolphins were double-digit underdogs against New England at home was Oct. The Patriots rolled to a 49-28 win in that game behind 354 yards passing and six touchdowns from Brady, one of the five-time Super Bowl champion’s rare dominant performances in Miami.