Fans will finally get to see arguably on the biggest and most anticipated matchups as Tom Brady will return to Foxborough with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to face Bill Belichick and the revamped New England Patriots. The Week 4 matchup will be one of the biggest games of the year on primetime Sunday Night Football
The 2020 NFL schedule was released on Wednesday, and the season will have multiple marquee matchups. Patrick Mahomes vs Aaron Rodgers, Hopkins and JJ Watt vs Texans, Josh Allen vs Patrick Mahomes etc. But the biggest revenge game of the year will take place in Week 4 of the NFL season.
9 best revenge games in 2021:
1. Brady vs Belichick, Oct. 3
2. Bills at Chiefs, Oct. 10
3. DeAndre Hopkins/JJ Watt vs Texans, Oct. 24
4. Browns at Steelers, Jan. 3
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— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) May 13, 2021
Tom Brady will face Bill Belichick in Week 4 on Oct 3rd.
For the first time in his 21-year NFL career, Tom Brady is going to get a chance to play against the Patriots. And unless Brady plays eight more years in Tampa or ends up with a different team, it’s the last time Brady will ever play in Gillette Stadium.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 12, 2021
The Sunday Night marquee game will not only feature Brady, but will also see the return of 4 time Super Bowl winner Rob Gronkowski to his former team. That will mark two likely Hall of Famers who are set to suit up against New England for the first time. Belichick will certainly cook up some plays in an effort to slow them down.
Up until now, Tom Brady has proved that his success can come independent of Belichick. Brady led the Bucs to the Lombardi trophy in only his first season and his 7th overall. The Patriots on the other hand finished with a losing record for the first time since 2000 (Brady’s rookie year when he didn’t play) and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008 (Brady tore his ACL in Week 1 and was lost for the year).
Belichick is 62-73 when Brady isn’t his starting quarterback — and 249-75 when Brady started for him. So with his revamped and loaded roster, Belichick will look to put the “Tommy Foxborough” narrative to bed when he faces his former future HOF QB.