Sunday, December 19, 2010
A look at Brady's no-interception streak
By Tim Graham
How long has it been since Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw an interception? The Jets were considered the team to beat in the AFC.
If that seems like a long time ago, you're right.
Brady hasn't thrown an interception since Week 6 against the Ravens, a stretch of 268 attempts. That ranks sixth all-time.
He would climb into second place with 27 more interception-free attempts Sunday night against the Packers.
Here's the list of longest streaks:
- Bernie Kosar, 1990-91 for the Browns -- 308
- Bart Starr, 1964-65 for the Packers -- 294
- Jeff George, 1993-94 for the Colts and Falcons -- 279
- Rich Gannon, 2001 for the Raiders -- 277
- Jason Campbell, 2007-08 for the Redskins -- 271
- Tom Brady, 2010 for the Patriots -- 268
Brady has tied the NFL record with six consecutive games of at least two touchdown passes and no interceptions. In his past eight games he has 19 TDs, zero interceptions and only two ratings under 100.
The Patriots have a league-leading plus-18 turnover ratio and haven't committed any in five straight games, which is an NFL record.