Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady was far from perfect during his team’s NFC Championship Game outing against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. In fact, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ star quarterback threw three interceptions in the second half alone.
It was Tampa Bay’s defense that stepped up following each interception, yielding a total of six points following the three Brady giveaways.
In the end, Brady and his Buccaneers came through with a 31-26 win to earn an appearance in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 in Tampa Bay. Not only will this be the first time that a team plays in a Super Bowl in its home stadium, it represents Brady’s 10th appearance in the big game.
Think about this for a second. Brady will have played in 10 of 55 Super Bowls once Feb. 7 comes calling. He’s been in the league for 21 years.
This means that Brady has pretty much played in every other Super Bowl since he entered the NFL as a mere sixth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2000. It’s absolutely wild. And people had their reactions.
Just absurd what Tom Brady has accomplished in his career.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 24, 2021
Undisputed greatest of all time.
Not even remotely debatable.
Bucs win the NFC Championship.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 24, 2021
Tampa becomes the first team in 55 years to play a home Super Bowl.
Tom Brady is now going to his 10th Super Bowl – 10th! – a record that always will stand.
And as a kicker, Brady collects a half-million dollar incentive for doing it.
Tom Brady has had a full Hall of Fame career…in the time SINCE I made the cliff prediction.— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) January 24, 2021
Tom Brady will now start in his 10th Super Bowl, twice as many as any other QB in NFL history.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 24, 2021
That's 4 more than his modern contemporaries Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers *combined*.
He's made the Super Bowl in over 50% of his healthy seasons as a starter.
Tom Brady. What can you say? Actually a lot. But it must start with a respect for the player and his game.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) January 24, 2021
Patriots fans accepting that Tom Brady is in the Super Bowl without them. pic.twitter.com/M4CvHGd2LH— #RingerNFL (@ringernfl) January 24, 2021
Bro. Tom. Brady. Is. The. Goat.— Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) January 24, 2021
Tom Brady is going to his tenth Super Bowl. The Bucs were 7-9 last season. Crazy.— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) January 24, 2021
Also crazy that the Patriots couldn’t retain him, but you all know that.