Brady was out for the year in 2008 and they went 11-5 (but missed the playoffs)
OMG this... Belicheck really is a good coach when you can say he went 11-5 with Matt freaking Cassel under center. Missing the playoffs at 11-5 is one of the biggest flukes ever. Turns out, Brady, while good, is not the end-all epic that the media makes him out to be.
If your drinking game consisted of taking a shot every time the Broncos got a 1st down, you might as well just smoke a joint.