Battle of the best in N.E.
Brady, Rivers set to square off at Gillette
He is a hot topic in all the Chargers’ meetings this week, even the meetings that include a single player.
Defensive lineman Damion Square said he was at home Tuesday with his wife, Brandi, when they found themselves discussing, of all things, Tom Brady.
It wasn’t Xs and O’s. It was more GOAT.
“‘How many times have we seen this guy in this game?’ ” Square said he asked her. “It’s Tom Brady. This guy always plays in the big game. It’s an honor to step on the field and play against him.”
It’s an honor and a burden, the Chargers about to take their celebrated road show into the NFL’s most unwelcoming stop for road teams.
New England has won 15 consecutive games at Gillette Stadium and, in the playoffs, is 19-3 at home since Brady became the team’s quarterback.
So this won’t be just another tilted venue, just another ornery crowd to overcome for a team that has yet to lose outside of Southern California this season.
In these Patriots, the Chargers also will find another challenge stunningly unfamiliar to them: they’re facing a quarterback more accomplished than their own.
“You think about all the different teammates that have come in and out of that building, and he’s still playing at the highest level,” Philip Rivers said of Brady. “We know that this is when he and this team have always been the best.”
Rivers has done so much