KEY POINTS

  • Tom Brady talks about his toughest rivals in the NFL
  • Brady admits that he still fancies beating the New York Giants
  • The seven-time Super Bowl winner is willing to go to the extent to beat the "Big Blue"

Some may not know, but Tom Brady has been plotting on beating one NFL team.

Despite having an array of prestigious accolades to his name, Brady is still rooting for one more achievement.

The seven-time NFL champion has never won a championship match against the New York Giants, and according to the man himself, a Super Bowl victory over the “Big Blue” would be the sweetest revenge.

To put Brady’s case into context, the star quarterback has lost Super Bowls XLII and XLVI to the Giants in 2008 and 2012.

Since then, Brady hasn't played the Giants in an important game and has been eyeing to meet them again in a Super Bowl match.

"I got to figure out how to beat the Giants someday," Brady said during an appearance on The Complex Sports Podcast. "We have to have some kind of rematch in Tampa in a championship game."

"How can you hate me if you're a Giants fan," he added. "You should love me. That's the only team I never beat!"

Brady’s grudge on the Giants has been fueled by a loss that dates back to 2007.

At the time, Brady was still with New England Patriots when they beat the Giants 38-35 in Week 17 to complete the first perfect 16-0 regular season in the history of the NFL.

After more than just a month, the then-12 point underdogs Giants managed to even the score with a 17-14 win over the Patriots at Super Bowl XLII, a victory still regarded as arguably the biggest upset in NFL history.

The two teams met again in Super Bowl XLVI, and the 9-7 Giants once again defeated the 13-3 Patriots in another upset win. 

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with James White #28 and Kenjon Barner #38 of the New England Patriots Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with James White #28 and Kenjon Barner #38 of the New England Patriots Photo: Getty Images | Jim Rogash

For Brady, the aftermath of the said losses still haunts him to this day.

In fact, the five-time MVP earlier admitted that he’d do pretty much anything just to beat the Giants even trading two of his seven Super Bowl rings.

"I would," Brady quipped during the NFL Draft-A-Thon Live last month.

This year, Brady will take on his rivals once again when the Buccaneers face the Giants in the regular-season matchup in Tampa Bay.

However, his stance doesn’t change one bit as he is still hoping to get another shot at the Giants at the Super Bowl.