Sports People: Pat’s Tom Brady is a gridiron godhead (Photos)

The New England Patriots are perfection this year.


The New England Patriots became the first team in NFL history to finish a regular season 16-0 Saturday night, defeating the New York Giants 38-35.



The Pats matched the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only team with a perfect regular season. The Dolphins went 14-0, before the league expanded to a 16-game schedule, and went on to win the Super Bowl.



Tom Brady’s 65-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Randy Moss was the defining moment in Saturday night’s 38-35 road victory over the New York Giants.



Moss, who had dropped a long pass from Brady on the previous play, he zagged through sloppy double coverage to catch Brady’s bomb at New York’s 21-yard line and cruised untouched into the end zone.



It was blissful.



The Patriots, which trailed by 12 points early in the third quarter, pulled ahead and went onto finish with the NFL’s first 16-0 regular season.



The game saw quarterback Tom Brady throwing his 50th touchdown pass and Randy Moss making his 23rd scoring grab.


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Many regard the key component to New England’s 2007 success: The strong relationship that has developed between Brady and Moss and the latter’s willingness to buy into New England’s team concept.


The Giants Plaxico Burress is unable to catch a pass in the end zone during the fourth quarter of the game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 29 December 2007. The Patriots won the game 38-35 to become the first team in NFL history to complete a sixteen-game season undefeated. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

The Giants’ Plaxico Burress is unable to catch a pass in the end zone during the fourth quarter of the game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 29 December 2007. The Patriots won the game 38-35 to become the first team in NFL history to complete a sixteen-game season undefeated. EPA/JUSTIN LANE


Brady has had arguably one of the greatest regular season ever for a quarterback. It’s a slam dunk he will be named the league’s Most Valuable Player.


The Patriots set an NFL single-season scoring record (589 points) and Brady completed 68.9 percent of his passes, threw for a team-record 4,806 yards and rarely made costly mistakes, tossing just eight interceptions.  Not too shabby.


Personally, Brady’s ego never became an issue, as Brady even deflected praise for his touchdown mark by praising those who helped make it happen and his team’s awesome defense.

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