Patriots are favored a record 56th consecutive game with Tom Brady at QB

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The Patriots are 3.5-point favorites to beat the Chiefs on Sunday night, and that might be a little surprising, considering that the Chiefs are 5-0 and the Patriots are 3-2. But if that does surprise you, perhaps you don’t know just how commonplace it is for the Patriots to be favored with Tom Brady at quarterback.

Sunday’s game is the 56th consecutive game (counting playoffs) with Brady as quarterback that the Patriots have been favored, which is an all-time record, according to ESPN.

Brady’s record breaks that of Kurt Warner, whose Rams were favored in 55 consecutive games from 1999 to 2003. Before Warner the record belonged to Steve Young, whose 49ers were favored in 44 straight games from 1994 to 1996, and before that the record was held by Joe Montana, whose 49ers were favored in 37 consecutive games from 1989 to 1993.

When will the Patriots’ streak end? It could end as soon as next week, with the Patriots visiting Chicago. If the Bears blow out the Dolphins on Sunday the way they did the Buccaneers in their previous game, and if the Patriots lose to the Chiefs, it’s possible that the Bears could be favored over the Patriots, and that Brady’s streak could come to an end.

90 responses to “Patriots are favored a record 56th consecutive game with Tom Brady at QB

  1. I think the Patriots are a better team than Kansas City at the moment. They are just starting to get going, whereas KC looked like they were slowing down just a bit last week.

    I am really looking forward to this game!

  2. Pats should be favored. It’s hard to get a win in Foxboro. I’m expecting a loss. Hopefully, the Chiefs can leave with a win, but I’m not counting on it.

  3. Niels Skriver says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:41 am
    I think the Patriots are a better team than Kansas City at the moment. They are just starting to get going, whereas KC looked like they were slowing down just a bit last week.

    I am really looking forward to this game!

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    They looked like they were slowing down last week? You did see who they played right? And what did that team do to the Patriots?

  4. Vegas favors them not necessarily because they think they will win by 4, but because they are trying to get more people to bet on the Chiefs. The line is there only to induce more betting one way or the other. A lot of people bet on Tom Brady and the Pats, as they probably should. Vegas is just trying to even it all out.

  5. Point spreads simply indicate where the confidence is at. Brady has the affect on the betting public, but more importantly, his teammates. History shows Brady and the Pats are a good bet. That all this says.

  6. whywerule says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Proof that there is no end to meaningless stats/records that are kept?
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    ever see the insane amount of stats they keep in MLB?

  7. Niels Skriver says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:41 am
    I think the Patriots are a better team than Kansas City at the moment. They are just starting to get going, whereas KC looked like they were slowing down just a bit last week.
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    In their defense the Chiefs were also facing the #1 Defense in the NFL last week. SO, I look for them to surge back to normal production. It should be a shoot out.

  8. No one has to “keep stats” on this. ESPN probably has a huge database of stats, and all they need to do is pull up all the Patriots games for the past few years, check who was favored, and who was the Patriots’ QB. It’s not like someone was specifically monitoring this stat. Someone probably was just curious. It probably takes 2 minutes to see this information. They don’t have to be a “degenerate” to think of this.

  9. Pats were favored in SB LII.
    Tom Brady delivered his best SB performance of his illustrious career.
    New England lost.
    Philly beat the favored team.
    Now that is a story worth telling (and retelling).

  10. Regardless of home or away, how can the Pats be favored against an undefeated team but then possibly be underdogs against the Bears?

  11. Chiefs will win. Odds are based on bets. Bettors are not all that bright. Better offense against a lower offense. Two crappy defenses. Chiefs -6.5

  12. The Bears aren’t going to blow anyone else out. They don’t get to play a high school defense the rest of the way.

  13. cobrala2 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 10:17 am
    Pats were favored in SB LII.
    Tom Brady delivered his best SB performance of his illustrious career.
    New England lost.
    Philly beat the favored team.
    Now that is a story worth telling (and retelling).

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    LOL

    In no way, shape or form is a slow start (again) by Brady and a dropped ball that would have won the game or a fumble by him on 2nd and 2, his best SB.

    I am in my 40s now, seasons tickets in the family since ’78, so please do not make statements that are simply not true.

    He has not played a good 4 qtrs in a SB since SB 39. It shouldn’t be a super slow start in every Super Bowl like h’s half asleep. They almost lost SB 49 and 51 for the same reasons.

    He’s the GOAT, but please do not lie.

  14. The Patriots and Browns have truly revolutionized NFL betting…

    10 years ago…it was rare to see more than 2 betting lines greater than 7.5 points on any given week…now there are at least 4 or 5 every week…as a result, more and more bettors are playing the teaser card. Because the Patriots win so much and the Browns lose so much…you can basically play the teaser cards and bet on the Patriots or whoever was playing the Browns and you’d win more than 75% of your bets by teasing the line…yea the payout is much smaller, but over the long run you’re making money.

    If the Patriots are underdogs, then when you play the teaser bet, you’re taking the Pats plus points…and which Bookie is ever gonna give you the Patriots plus points? That’s why they’re ALWAYS favored no matter what!

  15. Huge Patriots fan that I am I dont see it the same way as the betting fraternity. I simply cannot see how the Patriots can stop this Chiefs offense. The only way the Patriots can win in my eyes is via huge margin of turnovers or a total shoot out. The Chiefs are a bit of kryptonite too, it should be a great game to watch!

  16. The Chiefs will not be able to handle the Gillette mystique. The Patriots should be favored no matter the QB. But with Brady it’s almost a foregone conclusion.

  17. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Like they were favored over the Eagles last February?

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    No, like they were favored against the undefeated Dolphins a few weeks ago.

  18. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Like they were favored over the Eagles last February?

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    No, like they were favored against the undefeated Dolphins a few weeks ago.

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    No, like they were favored over the Lions 4 weeks ago.

  19. These things happen when you have the most wins, most playoff wins, most AFC championship wins, and most SB wins as a QB in NFL history.

  20. neilpountney says:
    October 12, 2018 at 10:37 am
    Huge Patriots fan that I am I dont see it the same way as the betting fraternity. I simply cannot see how the Patriots can stop this Chiefs offense. The only way the Patriots can win in my eyes is via huge margin of turnovers or a total shoot out. The Chiefs are a bit of kryptonite too, it should be a great game to watch!

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    LOL

    Did you see how a bad Denver defense stopped the Chiefs offense and then stopped running the ball?

    You are either not a Pats fan or listen to troll anti-BB sports radio all day.

    34-21 Pats.

  21. diehard pats fan from Mass, but I am picking us not because of the mini bye from TNF, but rather having EDELMAN back. he changes how the offense works with that slot receiver. we were favored off a bye against Seattle in 2016, and could stop a nose bleed ultimately it took LGB, Tom, and Edelman to give us that game tying opportunity at the end.

  22. Patriots offense is rolling now. The defense needs improvement but BB can work something out tailored to the chiefs. I’ve seen these games before where it seemed impossible for the Pats to win due to injuries or whatever and Bellichick pulled it off.

  23. Chicago? Brady will be favored until after they can prove it on the field. Brady is 4-0 against them with an average score of 34-18. They have to win before they will get the benefit of the doubt.

  24. It’s not like someone was specifically monitoring this stat. Someone probably was just curious. It probably takes 2 minutes to see this information. They don’t have to be a “degenerate” to think of this.
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    The point is this is a new NFL record. So it would take longer than 2 minutes to test that data vs the rest of the NFL going back to the inception of the NFL and verifying that 56 is a new record.

  25. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 12, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The Chiefs will not be able to handle the Gillette mystique. The Patriots should be favored no matter the QB. But with Brady it’s almost a foregone conclusion.
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    The Gillette mystique? You’ve got to be kidding me. What happened to the Gillette mystique the last 2 times the Chiefs showed up there? If I remember right the Chiefs handed out a true beatdown both times. The Gillette mystique bawhaaaaaaaa.

  26. boyso3 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 10:17 am
    Regardless of home or away, how can the Pats be favored against an undefeated team but then possibly be underdogs against the Bears?

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    Home or away has everything to do with it. Home team gets an automatic 3 point edge in the line so a Patriots -3.5 line means the Patriots would be favored by 0.5 if the game on Sunday was on a neutral field and the Chiefs would be favored by 2.5 if the game was at Arrowhead.

  27. I’ve always thought 3pts was a given for home field advantage and assume this game is a toss up. If the Pats can control the clock, they can win, otherwise the Chiefs look like a good bet.

  28. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 12, 2018 at 10:46 am

    The Chiefs will not be able to handle the Gillette mystique. The Patriots should be favored no matter the QB. But with Brady it’s almost a foregone conclusion.
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    Get real, Jets fan. The last two regular season meetings between the two have seen the Chiefs thump the Patriots, and the playoff game a couple of years ago was close, and Mahomes likely would have made a difference in that one.

    This one will be all about the defenses.

  29. TruFBFan says:
    October 12, 2018 at 10:29 am
    Chiefs will win. Odds are based on bets. Bettors are not all that bright. Better offense against a lower offense. Two crappy defenses. Chiefs -6.5

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    It’s Friday and the spread hasn’t moved with the “smart bettors” coming in. So I would say the sharps still think NE will win this game or the spread would have dropped a bit.

  30. I couldn’t find the figure, so counted myself that they’re 45-11 over that span (inc playoffs and accounting for Brady missing 4 games). 2 of those losses were OT, 2 were totally meaningless games because the playoffs were sewn up. Most of the other 7 losses were close too.

  31. dejc421 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 11:24 am
    I’ve always thought 3pts was a given for home field advantage and assume this game is a toss up. If the Pats can control the clock, they can win, otherwise the Chiefs look like a good bet.

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    3 points for home field is right, but that’s not a toss up. Patriots are 3.5 point favorites which is a 61.6% probability of winning the game.

  32. Sunday night should be a great game!!!!
    Hope the Pats can pull it off but there are no guarantees on this one…. I wish the Pats had of landed Gordon in the off-season so he & Brady had a bunch of time to build chemistry as well as Josh getting much more familiar with the play book…. but sure glad Edelman’s back!!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

  33. dsigrey says:
    October 12, 2018 at 11:12 am
    Let everyone talk about how great KC’s offense is and forget about who good New England’s is. Pats win by 10…

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    ^^^^^^

    This is it right here. Everytime the media does this, the Pats slap the living daylights out of the opponent. I am not saying a true slapping is coming, but Booger McFarland calling Kelce the best in the game is an outright insult to Gronk and everyone claiming the Pats are dead and KC is going to take this torch this Sunday night, keep forgetting how proud and REALLY GOOD this Pats team.

    It doesn’t mean they’re going to win. It just means people keep disrespecting the Pats every year as their way of hoping their greatness will vanish.

  34. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 12, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The Chiefs will not be able to handle the Gillette mystique. The Patriots should be favored no matter the QB. But with Brady it’s almost a foregone conclusion.

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    The Pats won’t be able to handle the Mahomes mystique.

    It’s time to pass the baton from the old and crusty to the shiny and new.

  35. lilevil74 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 11:52 am
    Didn’t KC play in Foxboro last year? Didn’t Alex Smith hit em for 350+ and 4 scores? You post Super Tecmo Bowl Patriots fans are hilarious.
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    How did KC do in the playoffs? Just curious, I’m asking for a friend.

  36. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    October 12, 2018 at 10:46 am

    The Chiefs will not be able to handle the Gillette mystique. The Patriots should be favored no matter the QB. But with Brady it’s almost a foregone conclusion.

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    So they should start Hoyer and rest Brady? Makes no sense.

  37. The Patriots got destroyed by Blake Bortles and the Lions and some fannyboys in Boston want to pretend they have a chance against the Chiefs?

    11 refs on the field couldn’t win the game for this disgraced embarrassment of a franchise.

    Loser pats fans had a nice mantra of saying it was Jacksonvilles “Super Bowl” when they stomped the Patriots.

    Well this beating the Patriots are about to take is their Super Bowl cause they certainly won’t be playing in the real one.

  38. Who isn’t favored against Miami, Buffalo, and the Jets? The Patriots play these three pushover teams a combined total of 6 times a year. That’s more than a third of a regular season schedule.

  39. lilevil74 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 11:52 am
    Didn’t KC play in Foxboro last year? Didn’t Alex Smith hit em for 350+ and 4 scores? You post Super Tecmo Bowl Patriots fans are hilarious.
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    Because we all know week 1 (or any week) of last year has everything to do with this year.

    Hilarious indeed. 🙂

  40. streetyson says:
    October 12, 2018 at 11:32 am
    I couldn’t find the figure, so counted myself that they’re 45-11 over that span (inc playoffs and accounting for Brady missing 4 games). 2 of those losses were OT, 2 were totally meaningless games because the playoffs were sewn up. Most of the other 7 losses were close too.
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    Including playoffs the Patriots were 8-8-2 ATS in 2015, 16-3 ATS in 2016, 12-7 ATS in 2017 and to date 3-2 ATS in 2018.

  41. The Truth says:
    October 12, 2018 at 11:56 am
    How many Super Bowls did they lose in that span
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    1, but they also won 1 in that span. That makes them 1-1, in case you weren’t sure how long that was, it goes back to week 3 of 2015. I’m not sure if there is a miscount, 57 games would go back to week 2 against the Bills, I thought the Patriots were favored in that game also. Unless I missed something, or miscounted myself. Any games in there that Brady didn’t start, other than the suspension?

  42. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    October 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    Who isn’t favored against Miami, Buffalo, and the Jets? The Patriots play these three pushover teams a combined total of 6 times a year. That’s more than a third of a regular season schedule.

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    The Patriots have a better winning percentage against the vaunted AFC North than they do against their own division. They just beat everyone. @Denvet and @Miami are Brady”s only kryptonite.

  43. vabeachguy says:
    October 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm
    How’do that work out for them in Super Bowl LII?

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    Well, they were in the game and 30 other teams weren’t, so it didn’t work out perfectly but but can’t complain too much.

  44. The Chiefs played tougher teams than the Patriots did this past few weeks. They are sharper than the Pats in that regard. The Chiefs have the edge in cohesiveness too since the Pats are just starting to gel with the new ones. The Pats’ advantage is the home field. But the Chiefs is oblivious to that. They won anywhere. Advantage Chief. Let’s see if the Patriots will play like the classic Patriots, King of the Mountain.

  45. dsigrey says:
    October 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm
    Stat of the day… The Pats have never lost to an AFC team in Gillette when Brady and Edelman are playing together. 36-0

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    Wow. DId not know that. About to make it 37-0. That Chiefs D is atrocious and will have no answers for the waves of offensive firepower.

  46. dsigrey says:
    October 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm
    Stat of the day… The Pats have never lost to an AFC team in Gillette when Brady and Edelman are playing together. 36-0

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    WRONG….Sept 29 2014, Chiefs Beat the Pats in Gillette and Edelman only had 23 receiving yards…Check your facts buddy

  47. I’m a life long Patriots fan…. back from the Russ Francis days….
    Seen the bad (major scar tissue) & enjoying the ongoing success….
    What’s strange for me is that I’ve always kind of liked following the Chiefs from afar….probably my second favorite team to cheer for….Sunday night I’m all in on the Pats for sure but I must admit I love seeing what Mahomes & his arsenal are doing week after week…. I just Hope Brady with his stable of weapons can out dual the young gun….
    Go Pats!!! & I pray nobody gets hurt on either team… they are BOTH so fun to watch when everyone’s healthy……
    AGAIN, GO PATS!!!!!!

  48. Gotta love all the Midwest chest thumping and all. All the bluster for a team that hasn’t won a ” THING” in 60 years.
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Super Bowls aren’t won in October fools. Boasts of a Super Bowl win, and a QB who’s already in Canton only makes your sorry azzzzzzes look foolish. Sit back Sunday night and watch the GOAT, and notice how the true dynasty takes care of its business.

  49. arrowhead816 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    dsigrey says:
    October 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm
    Stat of the day… The Pats have never lost to an AFC team in Gillette when Brady and Edelman are playing together. 36-0

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    WRONG….Sept 29 2014, Chiefs Beat the Pats in Gillette and Edelman only had 23 receiving yards…Check your facts buddy
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    That game in 2014 was @Kansas City. It was the 41-14 Monday Night Blowout that saw Trent Dilfer declare about the Patriots “Let’s face it: They’re not good anymore. They’re weak”,” and spawned “We’re On To Cincinnati,” from Belichick, catapulting the Patriots to a Super Bowl victory at 15-4, while KC dropped to 9-7 that season and missed the playoffs.

  50. Hey, I love my Patriots. But have you seen these Chiefs? Takin’ the points. Easy money. And…

    On to Chicago.

  51. All of commentors dissing the Chiefs defense should take note when Brady is scrambling for dear life, trying to get rid of the ball or get out of bounds.

  52. “When will the Patriots’ streak end? It could end as soon as next week, with the Patriots visiting Chicago.”

    (spit take)

  53. firerogergoodellnow says:
    October 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Were they favorited in the four games he was suspended for Deflategate?

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    Read that headline a little closer, champ.

  54. I remember once the price of oil skyrocketed and the stock market crashed because Saddam Hussein had a dream. So there you go.

  55. the people on here pointing out the times the Pats didnt cover the spread – you gotta be kidding me! I think your missing the whole point of the article. It’s intended to point out that it’s pretty damn impressive to be favored in 56 straight games regardless of the outcomes of particular games during that streak. That’s all – noone is saying on a particular Sunday they can’t lose a game – but to be favored 56 straight times, that’s pretty impressive regardless of who your favorite team is.

    For those of you hating on the Patriots so much here – Please point me to a team that has actually covered the spread in 56 straight games…

  56. sam lee says:
    October 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    All of commentors dissing the Chiefs defense should take note when Brady is scrambling for dear life, trying to get rid of the ball or get out of bounds.

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    Well if it makes you ferl any better Belichick thinks you guys are dangerous as hell. He was just on Patriots weekly going over all the things the Chiefs do really well and why the Patriots are going to have a very tough time with them. He also went over a number of KC players explaining for each why they are so hard to play against. Then he pointed out all kinds of things his players need to watch out for because they are things KC can exploit. All kinds of praise for the Chiefs and all kinds or worry for the Patriots. Frankly, if you listen to Belichick say it, it sounds like the Patriots are doomed.

  57. So I’m supposed to be impressed that people trying to win money favor the Pats? 3.5 = home field advantage = means nothing in this game. The Chiefs are fully capable of beating the Pats in Foxboro. This game is the definition of tossup. Who is favored means less than squat.

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