But quarterback Philip Rivers is 0-7 against Tom Brady Jacob Bailey NFL Draft , whose team is 8-0 at home this season. So, basically, something’s gotta give.Yes, Rivers has never beaten Brady. The veteran San Diego/L.A. signal-caller has beaten the Patriots only once in his career, a 30-10 win during 2008, when Brady was out with a torn ACL. Every other time the two teams have played since Rivers became the starter in 2006, the Patriots have won.That fact was news to Chargers coach Anthony Lynn.“I was not aware of that,” Lynn told New England reporters when asked on Wednesday to react to Rivers’ run of futility vs. Brady. “But that鈥檚 in the past. That鈥檚 what I think about. It鈥檚 in the past. We have an opportunity to do it on Sunday so let鈥檚 make the most out of it.”Rivers shrugged at the reality that he’s never gotten the better of Brady.“It’s not something you think about a whole lot,” Rivers told New England reporters. “It exists and it’s there but again, and I mean this, I don鈥檛 feel that I鈥檓 playing Tom. Certainly it’s a Tom Brady-led team and we know how things work with the quarterback and the head coach that have the record attached to it. We’ve got a heck of a challenge, our offense, going against that defense and how disciplined they play and how well they play especially this time of year. We’ve got our work cut out on that side of the ball. Yeah, I think you’re aware of that stat that is out there but it鈥檚 not something that I spend much time thinking about.”Two of the losses came in playoffs games, in consecutive years. In 2007, the Patriots got their last win of an 18-1 season by beating the Chargers to get to the Super Bowl. The prior year, the Chargers seemed destined to get to the Super Bowl, with a 14-2 record.Leading by eight in the fourth quarter, Chargers defensive back Marlon McCree intercepted Brady to seemingly clinch a victory. And then McCree fumbled the ball, the Patriots recovered, they tied the game, and they won it with a late field goal.This could be the best Chargers team since the 14-2 season Jacob Bailey Buffalo Bills Jersey , but New England is never easy to beat at home. In what will be one of their last meetings, Rivers’ chances of getting to his first Super Bowl now hinge on getting his first career win over arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, at a time when Father Time could be poised to make a strong kick to the finish line. 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FanPostsFanShotsAbout the Site List of Patriots Twitter AccountsWrite For Pats Pulpit!New User Welcome and Commenting GuideCommunity GuidelinesMastheadTopics Patriots Off-Season CoveragePatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots NewsPatriots Draft CoverageSportfolio ManagementDetails released on Julian Edelman’s contract extension with the PatriotsNew,30commentsBreaking down the 2019 salary cap impact of the Julian Edelman extension.EDTShareTweetShareShareDetails released on Julian Edelman’s contract extension with the PatriotsPhoto by Streeter Lecka/Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, news broke that Julian Edelman would be signing a two-year contract extension to keep him in New England for what is essentially the remainder of his career. On Thursday morning, The MMQB’s Albert Breer provided the final pieces of the puzzle with regard to the contract’s details, allowing for a clear picture of how the deal impacts New England’s salary cap in 2019 and beyond.One thing to note — according to ESPN’s Field Yates, the deal’s per-game roster bonus totals in 2020 and 2021 are $900,000, not $675,000. So it’s likely that Breer simply used Edelman’s 12-game likely to be earned figure from this season and transposed it onto the bonus figures for 2020 and 2021, which isn’t how they are officially listed. The cap hits for per-game bonuses are calculated each season based on active games from the season prior.The contract’s cap hits over the next three seasons:2019: $6,077,6152020: $7,166,6662021: $6,666,668Once Mike Reiss reported on Tuesday that the deal contained an $8 million signing bonus, it became apparent that this extension was never about creating cap space. In fact, the most 2019 cap space it possibly could’ve created was $208,334, had they chosen to drop his salary down to the $930 Color Rush Jacob Bailey Jersey ,000 minimum and eliminate all of his incentives, his workout bonus, and his per-game roster bonuses. Instead, by keeping the ten-year veteran’s 2019 bonuses, restructuring his $1 million in incentives, and reducing his salary to an even $1 million, the extension cost the Patriots $666,666 in 2019 cap space. Here’s how Edelman’s 2019 cap charge breaks down:2019 Salary: $1,000,000 — fully guaranteedOld signing bonus proration: $1,535,949New signing bonus proration: $2,666,6662019 per-game roster bonuses: $375,000 — $31,250 per game, LTBE for 12 games2019 offseason workout bonus: $500,000As for the structure of the contract’s incentives, Breer also provided those details.Considering everything he’s provided the Patriots organization since arriving in 2009, it’s nice to see the three-time Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl 53 MVP receive a sizable amount of cash this year. The $8 million signing bonus is part of $12 million fully guaranteed at signing — the other $4 million coming in the form of his 2019 salary and $3 million of his 2020 salary.But don’t let those figures sway you into believing that Tom Brady’s favorite target “finally got paid”. It’s practically the same deal he signed back in 2017, but with a few tweaks to account for his age, like the increase of his per-game roster bonuses from $500 Youth Jacob Bailey Jersey ,000 to 900,000 per year, and the $7 million in total incentives available over the next three seasons. Both are substantial risk moderators for the team.All told, the $6,166,667 APY on this new deal currently ranks 40th among wide receiver contracts in the NFL — up just one spot from his previous deal’s ranking of 41st. That prior contract extension, which was signed in June of 2017, had an APY of of $5.5 million — or 3.29% of that year’s $167 million league salary cap. This new extension’s APY cap percentage? 3.28%.Whenever the term “team-friendly” is used to characterize a Patriots signing, some feel the urge to jump to the defense of the team, fearing they are being labeled as “cheap”. This is, of course, ridiculous for a litany of reasons too extensive to list here. But when it comes to the business relationship between Julian Edelman and the Patriots, there’s simply no way around it; for reasons that are his own, he has consistently taken below-market deals, and the Patriots organization has benefited tremendously from it.While one could argue that, given his age and the mileage that already exists on his body, the security provided by this extension makes it more player-friendly than any of his past contracts, what can’t be argued is just how exceedingly team-friendly the deal still is. And that’s okay. For a player whose career started — and will eventually end — in Foxborough, it’s never been about anything else.Follow Brian Phillips on Twitter — @BPhillips_SB