Previously in Sports: Tom Brady’s Perfect Day in 2010

By Rachel Puglia
Elm Staff Writer

  • On Nov. 16, 1969, Tom Dempsey set a New Orleans Saints record with four field goals against the New York Giants. He made his fourth field goal will 11 seconds left on the game clock to pull off a 25-24 victory for the Saints.
  • On Nov. 18, 1962, New England Patriot’s quarterback Babe Parilli suffered a broken collarbone in the game at Houston. The Patriots lost the game and their first-place standing in the division.
  • Shannon Sharpe of the Baltimore Ravens became the NFL’s all-time leading pass-catching tight end when Sharpe caught a 29-yard pass on the fifth play of the game against the Cleveland Browns on November 18, 2001. He finished the 2001 season with 692 career receptions for 8,604 yards-both all-time NFL highs for a TE.
  • The Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 21, 1976 with a score of 51-27, which tied the club record for most points scored in a single game.
  • “Mr. Cowboy” was honored on Bob Lilly Day, Nov. 23, 1975, at Texas Stadium during halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles game. Lilly never missed a game in 14 years with the Cowboys, earning All-Pro honors seven times at defensive tackle before retiring prior to the ‘75 season.
  • On Nov.25, 2010, Tom Brady recorded a perfect quarterback rating after finishing 21-of-27 for 341 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in a 45-24 victory at Detroit against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. It was the second time in his career that he finished with a perfect rating. The first time he did this was Oct. 21, 2007 against the Miami Dolphins. Brady is the third player in NFL to have more than one game with a perfect rating.

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