On This Date 9/30/2001

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With Drew Bledsoe sidelined after a chest injury, the New England Patriots sitting at 0-2 are forced to start Tom Brady at quarterback against the Indianapolis Colts at Foxboro Stadium.  Brady; a sixth-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, outplays Peyton Manning, completing 13 of 23 passes for 168 yards, as the Patriots clobber the Colts 44-13, with Manning throwing a pair of pick-sixes.  Tom Brady would go on to lead the Patriots to their first Super Bowl Championship, the first of six they would win as he became the Greatest of All-Time.