Brady has started for the Pats since week 3 of 2001 season and except for missing 15 games in 2008 due to a season-ending injury he has played every game for the Pats since then.
And Brady has been unusually impressive at home during the regular season. If the Steelers are to beat Brady and the Pats at home here are some Brady stats to bear in mind:
1) Tom Brady to now has played in 92 regular season home games. He has played the Steelers only twice at home in his career and beaten them both times, the last time in week 14 of 2007.
2) Probably two of Brady's most unbelievable stats:
a) Of those 92 games, the Brady-led Pats have led at the half in 60 of those 92 games and have never lost in the regular season after leading at the half.
b) The Brady-led Pats have led at the 3 quarter mark in 68 of those 92 games and never lost in he regular season after leading at the 3 quarter mark.
Brady has lost 13 times at home during the regular season. Every game that he has lost is where the opposing team was either tied with the Pats at the half or 3 quarter mark or the Pats trailed at the half or three quarter mark.
These two streaks were almost broken in the Saints game three weeks ago, The Pats held the lead at both the half and 3 quarter mark and only pulled that game out with 5 seconds left to go.
In other words Steelers you better damn well be leading or tied at the half or 3 quarter mark in your game against the Pats. History is not on your side if you aren't.
3)In the regular season the Brady-led Pats have not lost to an AFC opponent at home since week 10 of the 2006 season to the Jets. That also was the last game played at Gillette Stadium with the old turf. Kraft had the turf replaced after that game. In fact the Brady-led Pats have only lost 3 games at home in the regular season since then, all to NFC opponents, the Giants, the 49er's and the Cardinals.
4) The Brady-led Pats have only lost twice at home in the regular season when being + in the turnover differential, in 2002 to the Broncos (+2) and 2012 to the Cardinals (+1).
5) The Brady-led Pats have never lost at home in the regular season where the defense has only given up 15 or fewer points. The Pats currently give up an average of 18 points a game.
6)I know it is popular to bash the Pats now but did you know that the Brady-led Pats home and away have won 15 of their last 18 regular season games. You would think that the Pats were as bad the Jags now.
7) Finally Tom Brady is the only QB in the history of the NFL to have won at least 100 games more than he has lost (current win-loss record 142-41).
In conclusion, the Steelers may beat the Pats on Sunday but many AFC opponents have tried in Gillette Stadium in the regular season since the Jets loss in 2006 and all have come up short against the Brady-led Pats.
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