Tom Brady 'can't understand' comparisons to '07 Pats

The undefeated New England Patriots have ripped through opponents for 119 points over their first three games, a franchise record to start the year. Tom Brady, though, doesn't think much of it.

The team's star quarterback dismissed the bubbling theories that this year's attack will ultimately outshine New England's record-breaking squad from 2007.

"No, I can't understand that one quite yet," Brady said, per ESPN.com. "It's like three games into the year. There is so much football left and there are so many things that can happen. We're not even a quarter of the way through the season, so it's way too early to think about anything."

Said Brady: "As things shake out, late November and December, you're going to see what teams are made of."

Fair enough, but New England is flush with record-breaking DNA. They boast the horses to rock the NFL from wire to wire. And while the numbers are eerily similar, this year's offense is already outpacing the '07 club in total points, yards and passing yardage. With no hint of a fluke.

Rob Gronkowski is an MVP-level presence with a legitimate shot to top Randy Moss' NFL-record 23 touchdowns from that 18-1 campaign. The addition of Dion Lewis also gives the team an elusive runner and pass-catching wonder out of the backfield who earned a recent comparison to longtime Patriots favorite Kevin Faulk from running backs aide Ivan Fears.

It all channels back to Brady, though, who looks as powerful, decisive and in control as ever before at age 38. Is he human? Boasting his highest passer rating since '07, Tommy and the Pats have set the table for a record-torching, season-long jaunt into glory.

Just don't tell that to Bill Belichick, who grimly blasted all praise on Monday to utter: "It's nice to be 3-0, but I mean, big deal."

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