However, he only faced the team once during the playoffs and it was a memorable showdown that came down to a controversial call.
Raiders fans will never forget the “Tuck Rule” which they claimed robbed them of a potential Super Bowl stint.
On that freezing night in Foxborough, Brady was hit by Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson while he was tucking the ball to his body.
The play was initially called a fumble so that officials could review the play.
Instead, the decision was overturned to an incomplete pass, giving New England another possession.
Had the call gone the Raiders’ way, the Patriots could have lost that game at home.
Instead, New England kept their drive going until Adam Vinatieri tied the game at 13 with a field goal.
The Hall of Fame placekicker made another attempt in overtime to seal the deal for New England, 16-13.
Closure For Raiders Fans From Brady?
After that game, 29 out of 30 teams at that time voted to abolish the rule.
But more than two decades after that game happened, Brady made an admission that might bring some healing to Raiders fans.
Everyone keep this on the down low please. pic.twitter.com/xPtrg1kXjr
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 5, 2022
Following a TikTok trend initiated by Justin Bieber, Brady admitted, “The tuck rule game against the Raiders, it might have been a fumble.”
There’s nothing Raiders fans can do because history has already been written.
However, they can bask in the possibility that they could have been the Super Bowl XXXVI champions if that was ruled a fumble.
The Raiders made it to next year’s Super Bowl, but lost big to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.