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Tom Brady can become the best quarterback of his era ... in the Bills' stadium

Tom Brady made his first NFL start in 2001. Since then, he is the league leader in both quarterback wins and passing touchdowns.

This week, Brady can take hold of those same records ... in games played in the Bills' stadium.

Brady is 13-2 in games played at New Era Field/Ralph Wilson Stadium. Since 2001, only Drew Bledsoe has more wins in Orchard Park, going 14-10 here in three seasons with the Bills. Tyrod Taylor (13-7) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (13-13) are tied with Brady for the second-most wins at the stadium in the Brady era.

Brady also ranks second in touchdown passes in the Bills' stadium since 2001. Fitzpatrick, who is still active, has thrown for 39 touchdowns in 26 games here between 2009 and 2016, counting both games played for the Bills and Jets. Brady has 38 touchdown passes in 15 games.

Brady may be the greatest quarterback of all time, but a record like this isn't unprecedented. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, for example, is the winningest quarterback in Cleveland since the Browns returned in 1999.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has also owned the Bills, but he's a little farther away from stadium records. His amazing seven receiving touchdowns in six games in his hometown aren't the most since he entered the league in 2010 – that mark belongs to Stevie Johnson (11) – but Gronk is only one touchdown behind Charles Clay (21 games) for the record by tight ends over that span.

(Notes: Taylor technically doesn't get credit for winning the 2015 home opener against the Colts because Matt Cassel "started" at quarterback, but Taylor should have an extra win in that stat. Fitzpatrick had an additional home win and four additional home touchdowns with the Bills, but those came in games played at Rogers Centre in Toronto. All stats from Pro Football Reference.)

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