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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Brady's history in preseason finale

By Mike Reiss

The Patriots visit the Giants in the preseason finale on Wednesday, marking the eighth straight year they've met in the final game of the preseason. One question of interest: How much, if at all, will Tom Brady play?

Here is a look back at Brady's history in the preseason finale since he became a starter (2002-present):

2002: Starts, 3 series, 7 of 10 for 59 yards
2003: Starts, 2 series, 8 of 10 for 63 yards, TD
2004: Doesn't play (Rohan Davey starts)
2005: Doesn't play (Doug Flutie starts)
2006: Doesn't play (Matt Cassel starts)
2007: Doesn't play (Matt Cassel starts)
2008: Doesn't play (Matt Cassel starts)
2009: Doesn't play (Brian Hoyer starts)
2010: Starts, 2 series, 4 of 8 for 51 yards, TD, INT
2011: Starts, 4 series*, 5 of 9 for 116 yards

* First series consisted of one play, with ball at Giants' 1-yard line after turnover