Tom Brady, the winningest team. Sounds weird, right?
Well, it can happen. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are about to begin their quest for a Super Bowl repeat with the No. 12 under center once again. After a back-and-forth regular season, the Buccaneers kick off the playoffs with a home game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Not only are Brady and the Buccaneers aiming for another Super Bowl, but the future Hall of Fame quarterback can set another all-time high – racking up more playoff wins than any team in history. of the NFL.
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When will the awards end for Brady?
The 44-year-old continues to defy odds and continues to engrave his name in the record books. He was just one of two quarterbacks (the other being Justin Herbert) to throw for 5,000 yards this season.
But nothing compares to this hard-to-believe statistic. If the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl this season, it could top every team on this list, depending on how everything goes.
If that’s not a testament to Brady’s greatness, then what is?
There are a few things to sort out in this potential scenario, but the path is there for an eighth Lombardi Trophy and another mention of Brady’s name in the NFL record books.
The NFL playoffs are packed with the other teams on the roster, so Tom Brady has his work cut out for him
In a weird twist, the other teams mentioned on this list along with Brady are all in the playoff field this time around.
The New England Patriots are atop the standings, which comes as no surprise considering Brady spent the first two decades of his career there before heading to Florida.
The Patriots start things off with the Buffalo Bills in a game scheduled for freezing temperatures that could cause problems for Bill Belichick’s team.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a brutal matchup against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, and Ben Roethlisberger just wants to have fun in what will likely be his last game in the NFL.
These two teams shouldn’t jeopardize Brady’s chances to top this list. However, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers just might.
The Packers have a first-round bye and appear headed for the NFC Championship Game barring unforeseen circumstances. The Cowboys have a tough game with the San Francisco 49ers, which has garnered a lot of attention due to the story behind it.
Other than that, Brady appears to be in good enough shape to add another incredible stat to his long list of accolades. However, there’s a good chance Brady and the Buccaneers will face the Cowboys or the Packers — or both — as long as Tampa Bay can get past the Eagles on Sunday.
If Brady and the Buccaneers can clinch an NFC title — and other pieces fall into place — Brady’s name will be at the top of the list come February.
The Buccaneers start things off with an interesting game against the Eagles
The terrain for this year’s playoffs is interesting. The Buccaneers and Eagles game is full of stories, with Brady’s loss to the Eagles in the Super Bowl – albeit as a member of the Patriots – leading the way.
More than that, this game features the best passing offense in Tampa Bay against the best rushing offense behind Jalen Hurts and the Eagles.
The Buccaneers are favored by more than one touchdown and should have no problem against the Eagles, although nothing is certain this season in the NFL.
Nonetheless, the path seems pretty clear for Brady to at least make it to the NFC title game, and a Rodgers-Brady showdown for the second straight year could be in the works.
As the playoffs progress, it will be interesting to watch this list and see if Brady can become the winningest team in NFL history. Seriously, that would be quite an achievement.
Stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference
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