Tom Brady Showcasing MVP Form in Revenge Campaign Against the NFL

Gary Davenport@@IDPSharksNFL AnalystSeptember 20, 2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) leaves the field after an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Patriots won the game 40-32. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
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In the 1970's television series The Incredible Hulk, Bill Bixby's Dr. David Banner would warn people before going all Lou Ferrigno: "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

Well, it would appear in the wake of the Deflategate scandal and his (since overturned) four-game suspension that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is plenty peeved.

And he's going to take it out on the rest of the National Football League.

For the second straight week, Brady carved up an NFL defense like a Christmas goose. And this time it was supposedly one of the league's best.

In Sunday's 40-32 win over the Buffalo Bills, Brady attempted an eye-popping 59 passes, completing 38. He threw for a gaudy 466 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, posting a passer rating of 105.6.

As ESPN pointed out, beating the Bills isn't exactly something Brady's had a hard time doing in his career:

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Tom Brady must love facing the Bills. After today's win, he improves to 24-3 in his career vs Buffalo. http://t.co/tENqAp7vfU

But as NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano tweeted, it wasn't just that the Patriots once again beat the Bills. It's that Brady gave Buffalo the worst aerial beatdown in franchise history:

Andrew Siciliano @AndrewSiciliano

466 yards passing for Tom Brady, the most the Bills have ever allowed.

In fact, that wasn't the only history Brady made in the game:

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Tom Brady is 1st player in NFL history to have all of these in a game: - Throw for 450 yards - 3 TD passes - 0 Int - 55 attempts (ELIAS)

As the team's website shared, Brady shrugged off his record-setting performance after the game.

"We threw a lot and and it took a lot of good execution," Brady said. "But I thought we left some plays out there. We're just trying to go out there and execute."

Oh, Brady executed, all right. The Buffalo defense. By firing squad.

And it isn't like the Bills are the only team that has felt Brady's wrath this season. In the Thursday night opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers (a 28-21 Patriots victory), Brady threw for 288 yards, tossed four scoring strikes without a pick and put up a passer rating north of 140.

In technical terms, Brady has been filthy through two games this year.

A completion percentage of nearly 70 percent. Over 375 passing yards per game. Seven touchdown passes. Zero interceptions. And two wins.

It also isn't the first time we've seen this Tom Brady.

Back in 2007, the Patriots entered the season under the dark cloud of the Spygate scandal.

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Don't look at me. I'm not the one who keeps slapping "gate" on the end of these things.

All Brady did that year was throw for over 4,800 yards, set an NFL record (at the time) with 50 touchdown passes, throw only eight interceptions the entire regular season and lead the Patriots to the first (and only) 16-0 regular season in NFL history.

Mind you, this isn't to say that the Patriots are going to go 16-0 in 2015. Through two weeks, the team has no run game at all to speak of. And while the defense made big plays when it needed to, it also gave up 32 points to the Bills.

Still, on Sunday, we learned a few things.

The road to the AFC East still goes right through Boston.

Through two games, at least, Tom Brady does not look 38 years old.

What he does look is angry.

And you wouldn't like Tom Brady when he's angry.

Well, unless you're a Patriots fan, that is.

Gary Davenport is an NFL analyst at Bleacher Report and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Gary on Twitter @IDPSharks.


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