- Tom Brady suffered two Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants, and he’s still haunted by them.
- Brady hasn’t played the Giants in a meaningful game since Super Bowl XLVI.
- He said he hopes to play them in a championship game in Tampa Bay before he retires.
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Tom Brady wants one more chance to beat the New York Giants in a meaningful game.
Brady, who lost Super Bowls XLII and XLVI to the Giants in 2008 and 2012, revealed a playoff scenario he is hoping for to avenge those losses.
“I got to figure out how to beat the Giants someday,” Brady said during an appearance on The Complex Sports Podcast. “We have to have some kind of rematch in Tampa in a championship game.”
Brady’s history against the Giants dates back to 2007 when he and the New England Patriots defeated New York 38-35 in Week 17 to complete the first perfect 16-0 regular season in NFL history. But the Giants won the rematch five weeks later in Super Bowl XLII 17-14, denying Brady and the Patriots the first 19-0 season.
To this day, Super Bowl XLII is regarded as the biggest upset in NFL history and one of the biggest in sports overall, as the 10-6 Giants were 12-point underdogs.
But Brady’s woes against the Giants continued four years later in 2011. Brady and the Patriots met the Giants in Week-9 of that year in the first rematch since Super Bowl XLII, and the Giants won that game 24-20. But things got worse for Brady three months later when the two teams met again in Super Bowl XLVI, and the 9-7 Giants once again defeated the 13-3 Patriots in a 21-17 upset.
“How can you hate me if you’re a Giants fan,” Brady said. “You should love me. That’s the only team I never beat!”
Since that game, Brady has won four more Super Bowls in nine seasons and is coming off his most recent victory with his second team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Super Bowl LV. He’s also won all three regular-season games against the Giants dating back to 2015.
However, all three of those regular-season matchups came against Giants teams that finished in the lower third of the league.
Brady most recently led the Buccaneers to a 25-23 victory against the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 8 last season, but the Giants were a lowly 1-6 at the time and finished the year 6-10.
Brady is scheduled to get another regular-season matchup against the Giants in 2021 in Tampa Bay. Still, he is hoping that is just the appetizer to a bigger game in January against his Super Bowl Kryptonite.
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