Tom Brady: Super Bowl 51 wasn’t ‘my best game ever’
BOSTON (CBS Sports) — The Patriots’ improbable Super Bowl LI victory was arguably one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history, and quarterback Tom Brady played an integral part in how the game unfolded.
When it was over, he had completed nearly 70 percent of his throws for 466 yards and two touchdowns, and broke, tied or extended nine Super Bowl records.
But if you ask Brady, the performance wasn’t one of the best in his career.
“I don’t really think that is necessarily the case,” he told TheMMQB.com‘s Peter King.
“I think it was one of the greatest games I have ever played in, but when I think of an interception return for a touchdown, some other missed opportunities in the first 37, 38 minutes of the game, I don’t really consider playing a good quarter-and-a-half plus overtime as one of the ‘best games ever.’
“But it was certainly one of the most thrilling for me, just because so much was on the line, and it ended up being an incredible game. There are so many things that played into that game-a high-scoring offense, a top-ranked defense, the long Super Bowl, four-and-a-half-hour game, the way that the game unfolded in the first half versus what happened in the second half … so it was just a great game.”