Giants Stadium was ‘trickier’ than MetLife Stadium, says Tom Brady
For nearly two decades, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots terrorized the AFC. In 18 seasons as the team’s starting quarterback, Brady made 13 AFC Championship games, winning nine. Fortunately for fans of AFC teams, Brady decided to leave the conference in 2020.
New York Jets fans are all too familiar with Brady, who won 29 of 36 contests against his former division rivals. Even at home, the Jets struggled to beat Brady. Within the confines of Giants Stadium and MetLife Stadium, Brady owns a 14-4 record against the Jets.
Before he faces off against his long-time foe on Sunday, Brady took a look back on his career in the Meadowlands of New Jersey.
“Great stadium,” said Brady about MetLife in a press conference. “Always have a good crowd. It’s a really beautiful stadium. Great locker rooms, and how you drive in, and so forth. It’s very spacious.”
At MetLife Stadium, Brady is 7-3 against the Jets and 2-0 against the Giants, which is a notable step back from his time at Giants Stadium, where he lost one game in eight contests.
Oddly enough, Brady prefers MetLife Stadium over Giants Stadium.
“It [the wind] was a lot trickier with the old stadium because they had one tunnel, that used to come down one end and the wind would come from the outside and go up into the stadium,” said Brady.
Regarding the new stadium, Brady explained how it better deals with the often windy conditions.
“It’s closed off now. It’s a really high stadium, so it’s hard to get a ton of wind in there like it used to be. It used to be really tough. Not quite as tough anymore,” Brady said.
Brady joked that his explanation probably jinxed the Buccaneers into unfavorable weather conditions.
“Probably just jinxed myself, we’re going to get 15 degrees and sideways winds,” Brady said.
Though it won’t be as cold on Sunday as Brady predicts – with a high temperature of 59 degrees in the forecast, per The Weather Channel – winds north of 15 miles per hour are expected in East Rutherford, so Brady will be hoping MetLife shields against the wind as he remembers.
The last time Brady played a game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium, he and the Patriots shut out the Jets, winning 33-0 in the infamous Sam Darnold “Seeing Ghosts” game. Brady and the Buccaneers also took a close 26-23 win over the Giants at MetLife in 2020.