With this as a springboard, here are 12 notes about Brady:
1. Brady has participated in 971 of 985 offensive plays this season (98.6 percent). He participated in 817 moves in 2016 as a result of missing the first four games due to an NFL suspension.
2. Brady joined just 12 other quarterbacks since the 1970 merger to start an NFL game after over 40 years of age. He is the fourth player of the Patriots to play over 40 years old, joining Doug Flutie (43 in 2005), Vinny Testaverde (43 in 2006) and Junior Seau (40 in 2009).
3. Brady leads the NFL in passing yards (4,163) at age 40. The oldest player to lead the NFL in passing yards in a full season was Fran Tarkenton (3,468 yards in 1978 at 38).
4. Brady is 27-3 in his career against the Bills. New England’s 23-3 victory over Buffalo in Week 13 broke the tie with Brett Favre (26 wins over the Detroit Lions) for the most wins against a single rival in the Super Bowl era.
5. Brady’s record 194-55 in the regular season is the best winning percentage (.779) among quarterbacks (with a minimum of 50 starts) in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). His 219 total wins (including the playoffs) are the most for a starting passer.
6. Brady’s 219 victories are the second-highest of all time among all NFL players, behind only Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (224).
7. Now in his 18th season, Brady is the longest running player with the Patriots in the history of the franchise, surpassing the 16 seasons of Steve Grogan (1975-1990).
8. Brady’s 18 seasons with one team are the most for an NFL quarterback, beating John Brodie (San Francisco 49ers) and Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) with 17 seasons.
9. Brady has the best home record among quarterbacks in NFL history: 122-21 (.853).
10. Brady leads the NFL with 4,163 passing yards this season and is in third place in the league with 28 touchdown passes. Brady, who is behind Carson Wentz (33) and Russell Wilson (30), has led the league in passing yards and touchdown passes in the same season just once (2007).
11. Brady has six campaigns of 30 touchdowns or more. The only Patriots passer to have a 30 touchdown pass campaign was Babe Parilli in 1964, when he led the AFL with 31.
12. Since Brady started his first game in Week 3 of 2001, the Patriots are 41-7 in home games against their division. That winning percentage of .854 is the best in the league (the Colts are in second place with .787). New England have won 23 of their last 25 home games against the AFC East. Both defeats were against the Bills: In Week 17 of 2014 (Brady left the game at halftime) and Week 4 of 2016 (against Jacoby Brissett).

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