Tom Brady is the best quarterback alive.
After losing all of the 2008 season to a knee injury, Brady came back strong in 2009, then had a season for the ages in 2010.
He threw for 3,900 yards, 36 touchdowns and a ridiculously low four interceptions last year. Most importantly, he led his team to 12 wins in the regular season and yet another AFC East title.
Brady and the Pats went into the playoffs looking invincible, like nothing could slow them down. Then, of course, the high flying New York Jets pressured Brady and his receivers, using a defensive game plan eerily reminiscent of the dominant Patriots defenses of the early 2000s to send New England home early.
That loss painfully reminded the Patriots that their passing game could indeed be stopped and that there are teams and games lurking out there that will make for a tough three hours for Brady and Co.
Looking forward to the 2011 season, here are seven games that Brady will be losing sleep over in the coming months.