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Tom Brady via M&C on Robert Kraft: 'I love him like a dad'

Ryan Hannable
December 24, 2018 - 10:40 am

Thanks to Sunday's 24-12 win over the Bills, the Patriots clinched their 10th straight AFC title and also a spot in the playoffs for the 10th straight season, setting a NFL record.

Overall, it is the 26th time the team has qualified for the playoffs and the 20th with Robert Kraft as owner in just 25 seasons since he purchased the team. It is also the 18th AFC East crown under Kraft, by far the most division titles since 1994.

Monday morning on Mut & Callahan with Marc James and Greg Dickerson, Tom Brady had tons of praise for Kraft, saying "all of New England should be happy they are the owners of our team."

“Mr. Kraft has been like a second father to me in so many ways," Brady said. "He’s been part of so many important events in my life. He was at my wedding. I love him like a dad. He’s always around. He does a great job. There is a lot to manage when you own a team, there is a lot going on. He gives contributions to our team. He provides great guidance and leadership. He really cares so much about us and provides us with facilities, all the food, everything. He’s a very giving man. He does a lot for our community. His foundation does a lot for our community and I can’t obviously say enough good things about him and what our relationship has been and what it always will be. It is a wonderful family. Jonathan, and what he contributes to the team. Danny, Josh. Josh runs the foundation.

"I obviously have known the family for 19 years. I think all of New England should be happy they are the owners of our team."

The Patriots will wrap up the regular season next Sunday against the Jets. A win would give them the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs.

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