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Brady's history in South Florida

9/8/2011

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Tom Brady vs. the DolphinsThe Miami Dolphins have proven to be one of the toughest foes for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Aided in part by being a divisional rival that ensures two meetings per season, Miami has handed Brady an opponent-high six losses in his career and he boasts a mere 4-5 record at Sun Life Stadium.

Brady and the Patriots open their 2011 campaign on the road against the Dolphins on Monday Night Football (ESPN, 7 p.m.)

"It’s always a tough place to play," said Brady. "We’ve had our struggles down there [and] we’ve had some great wins, but we play them at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year, and it always seems to be a tough place to play. It’s a division rival. They put a lot into the game, we put a lot into the game, and it’s going to be fun -- a fun way to start the year."

Fun isn't a word Brady should attach to taking his talents to South Beach. Here's a glimpse at his career performance on the road versus the Dolphins (losses in bold):

TOM BRADY CAREER GAME LOG IN MIAMI

Oct. 4, 2010 - W, 41-14 - 19 of 24, 153 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 107.1 QB rating

Dec. 6, 2009 - L, 22-21 - 19 of 29, 352 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 101.5 QB rating

Oct. 21, 2007 - W, 49-28 - 21 of 25, 354 yards, 6 TD, 0 INT, 158.3 QB rating

Dec. 10, 2006 - L, 21-0 - 12 of 25, 78 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 55.1 QB rating

Nov. 13, 2005 - W, 23-16 - 21 of 36, 275 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 77.9 QB rating

Dec. 20, 2004 - L, 29-28 - 18 of 29, 171 yards, 3 TD, 4 INT, 73.3 QB rating

Oct. 19, 2003 - W, 19-13 - 24 of 34, 283 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 115.2 QB rating

Oct. 6, 2002 - L, 26-13 - 17 of 31, 240 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 74.7 QB rating

Oct. 7, 2001 - L, 30-10 - 12 of 24, 86 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 58.7 QB rating

Overall, Brady is 163 of 257 passing for 1,992 yards with 18 touchdowns, 10 interception, and a quarterback rating of 94.4 in those nine career games in Miami. But hone in on the five losses and Brady was a mere 78 of 138 passing for 927 yards with 7 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 69.9.

Needless to say, Brady's record streak of 335 regular-season pass attempts without an interception will face a stiff test in Week 1. He produced 11 straight starts without a pick to close out the 2010 campaign, but the Dolphins have averaged better than an interception per game against him in Miami. Keeping Brady upright will go a long ways towards aiding that cause for New England as he's been sacked 19 times in nine career games in Miami. Jason Taylor, who's back with the Dolphins this season, boasts seven of those sacks against Brady.