FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When discussing how New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been affected by Deflategate, team president Jonathan Kraft said last September, “No matter how strong you are mentally, when you’ve got that going on, it takes away from it.”
But Brady showed little, if any, effects on the field.
On the 500th day since Deflategate began, a look back at Brady by the numbers since Deflategate began (regular season and playoffs):
1 -- Super Bowl victory: Brady joined Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana as the only quarterbacks with four Super Bowl wins. Only Hall of Fame defensive lineman Charles Haley (5) has more in NFL history.
1 -- AFC East title, his seventh in a row and his 13th overall. His seven consecutive titles in the same division are an NFL record, passing six by Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton.
1 -- Player of the Month award, for September 2015.
1 -- Pro Bowl berth, the 11th of his career (Patriots record).
3 -- Rushing touchdowns.
5 -- Losses (four regular season, one postseason).
10 -- Playing in his 10th conference championship game, Brady tied Gene Upshaw and George Blanda for most appearances by a player in NFL history.
11 -- Interceptions.
14 -- Victories (12 regular season, two postseason). Brady led the Patriots to a 10-0 start last season. Brady (2007, 2015) and Peyton Manning (2005, 2009) are the only Super Bowl era quarterbacks to lead their teams to two 10-0 or better starts to a season.
18 -- Games started, upping his total to 225 with the Patriots, which is the most in team history.
19 -- Consecutive completions in a game (vs. Steelers, Sept. 10, 2015), which set a Patriots record.
31 -- The AFC Championship Game against Denver marked Brady's 31st career postseason game, the most in NFL history.
36 -- Regular-season passing touchdowns in 2015, which led the NFL. Brady and Manning are the only quarterbacks to throw for 35 or more touchdowns in four different seasons.
51 -- Number of points the Brady-led Patriots scored in a victory over the Jaguars on Sept. 27, which marked the eighth 50-point game of his career, the most in NFL history for a starting quarterback.
161 -- With a win over the Steelers in the season opener, Brady won game No. 161 in his career, passing Brett Favre for the most wins with one team.
402 -- Completions in the 2015 regular season, a career high.
466 -- Passing yards in a win over the Bills on Sept. 20, which was the second-highest total of his career and the most ever allowed by Buffalo (464 passing yards by George Blanda in 1961 was the previous mark).
4,770 -- Passing yards in the 2015 regular season, the fourth-highest total of his career (2011, 2012, 2007).