Tom Brady is arguably the best player to ever grace the field of American football. His achievements speak for themselves. However Cameron Jordan and the New Orleans defense gave Tom Brady fits again, shutting down Tampa Bay’s high-powered offense Sunday night. Even the GOAT can have a bad day at the office as the Saints shut out the Buccaneers 9 to 0. That marked the first time Brady was shut out in 15 years.
Sunday’s game was just the third time Brady has been shut out in his career. It was the first time a Brady-quarterbacked team has been shut out since Week 15 of the 2006 season.
Despite playing without coach Sean Payton on the sideline, the Saints (7-7) beat the Bucs (10-4) for the seventh straight time during the regular season. The victory gave New Orleans a sweep of the season series between the NFC South rivals. It also forced Tampa Bay to wait at least another week to clinch its first division crown since 2007.
The Saints’ defense sacked Brady four times. They forced a fumble by the 44-year-old quarterback that ruined Tampa Bay’s best scoring opportunity in the second half. They also intercepted the seven-time Super Bowl winner once.
Brady leads the NFL in completions, attempts, yards passing and TD passes. His stats for yesterday saw just 26 of 48 for 213 yards and one interception.
Defensive coordinator Dennis Allen was standing in for Payton who missed the game after testing positive for COVID-19. The Saints stymied the NFL’s No. 1 passing and scoring offense and ended Brady’s streak of 255 consecutive starts without being shut out. It was the first time in his illustrious career that Brady lost to an opponent that didn’t manage a touchdown.
Due to Saints’ amazing defensive performances, it was made sure that Tom Brady had no guns to fire. It was a disappointment for Brady as well who was furious after the game. This might not affect the team so much as they are favorites to win but definitely a loss for Tom Brady.