Last weekend, in the season opener, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were stunned by the Kansas City Chiefs when they lost by a score of 42-27. Brady and his offense were missing one of their best receivers in veteran Julian Edelman. In the Pats last preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Edelman tore his ACL and has been ruled out for the entire 2017 season. Without his favorite target, Brady struggled to find the same chemistry he's found over the years with Julian with his other receivers in last week's lost.

Now, the future Hall of Fame quarterback faces losing back-to-back starts for the first time since the 2015 NFL season.

The Patriots will take on another future Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints. Both the Pats and the Saints lost in last week's season opener and will be looking to bounce back to avoid a 0-2 start to the season. Fortunately for Brady, it wouldn't be the first time in his career having to bounce back from a 0-2 start.

Playing with his back against the wall

History has shown that he has no problem playing with his back against the wall. Last season, the Patriots had to begin the year without Brady for the infamous "deflategate" case.

As a result, Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the veteran QB for the first four games of the season. However, when Brady returned, he stepped in immediately and led his team to the fifth Super Bowl victory of his career.

The accomplishment came as no surprise because it's something he has been able to do multiple times in his career.

The season in which he won his first ever Super Bowl title, Tom stepped in for former Pats QB Drew Bledsoe after an 0-2 start. So, if the Pats do indeed lose their second straight game to start the season, don't expect Brady to just throw in the towel right away.

Finding new targets

If Brady wants to avoid an 0-2 start, he will have to find success and chemistry with some of the other receivers that remain healthy on the roster.

The Pats were able to acquire the talented wide receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints this offseason. The Saints decided to part ways with Cooks when he expressed his interests in being paid like a top receiver in the league. He also told NFL reporters that "closed mouths don't get fed." Now he has to try and build the same chemistry with Brady that he did with Drew Brees in New Orleans.

Cooks has racked up more than 1,000 yards receiving over the last two seasons. He's been known to be a deep threat down the field, which is something Brady and the Pats could use. So, fans should expect to see a lot of Brady to Cooks in this afternoon's showdown against the Saints.