It turns out that the Buffalo Bills will be tasked with beating Tom Brady, not Jimmy Garoppolo, in their Week 2 matchup with the New England Patriots. That's because Brady won his court case against the NFL on Thursday, with a judge ruling to nullify the league's four-game suspension stemming from a deflated football scandal.
BREAKING: Tom Brady beats NFL in 'Deflategate' court case, judge nullifies league's 4-game suspension.— The Associated Press (@AP) September 3, 2015
The NFL will, naturally, appeal that ruling, but as that appeal process will likely take far longer than the 17 days between now and that Bills-Patriots tilt in Orchard Park, it is now exceedingly likely that Rex Ryan's first crack at Brady with the Bills will occur on September 20.
Buffalo last beat a Brady-led Patriots team in Week 3 of the 2011 season. They played a Garoppolo-led Pats outfit in a meaningless Week 17 road game last season, winning that matchup 17-9.