- Super Bowl XXXVI: Patriots 20, Rams 17
- Super Bowl XXXVIII: Patriots 32, Panthers 29
- Super Bowl XXXIX: Patriots 24, Eagles 21
- Super Bowl XLII: Giants 17, Patriots 14
- Super Bowl XLVI: Giants 21, Patriots 17
- Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24
- Super Bowl LI: Patriots 34, Falcons 28
- Super Bowl LII: Eagles 41, Patriots 33
- Super Bowl LIII: Patriots 13, Rams 3
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. was the 199th overall pick by the New England Patriots in the 2000 NFL Draft. Brady has since created a pro-football career of heroic proportions, and is about to play in his 10th Super Bowl. At 43 years old, Brady is now the oldest player ever to appear on a Super Bowl roster.
If he continues to play at this level, Brady may break his own age records for a few more years. Online sports betting may break some records on Feb 7 too, as bookmakers anticipate the highest bettor turnout in history. NFL betting is approaching its dramatic conclusion. Do you have all of your betting slip strategies mapped out?
Our sportsbook can help you with that. In the meantime, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and briefly revisit Brady’s previous nine Super Bowl appearances. Perhaps the NFL should consider renaming the Holy Grail of professional football the “Tom Brady Trophy.”
After all, Brady does have one more NFL championship than Vince Lombardi does (and still counting). I’m being facetious, but if Brady becomes an NFL coach post-retirement and starts winning even more, Lombardi is toast. Brady owns seven major Super Bowl records already, and seems to have plenty of life left in his legendary career.
Super Bowl XXXVI: Patriots 20, Rams 17
This is where it all began for Brady. The future GOAT was largely unimpressive, completing 16-of-27 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. However, the 14-point underdog Patriots upset “The Greatest Show On Turf” by a final score of 20-17.
One of the greatest clutch kickers of all-time, Adam Vinatieri, drilled a 48-yard game-winner as time expired. Brady won his first Super Bowl MVP award, mainly due to his poise during the drive that led to victory. Patriots’ CBs Ty Law and Otis Smith also received MVP votes for their work on Rams’ receivers, as did Vinatieri.
Super Bowl XXXVIII: Patriots 32, Panthers 29
Another exciting Super Bowl, with another clutch game-winning Vinatieri kick, and another Brady MVP award for his mantle. This time, Brady bombed the opposition for 354 yards and three touchdowns on 32-of-48 passing, tossing one interception. The only FG that Vinatieri connected on (he was 1-for-3) was the fourth-quarter game-winner from 41 yards out. Two Super Bowls for Brady, two MVP awards.
Super Bowl XXXIX: Patriots 24, Eagles 21
Brady’s line of 23/33 for 236 yards and two touchdowns wasn’t enough to earn him the MVP hat trick. That honor went to WR Deion Branch, who hauled in 11 receptions for 133 yards. Vinatieri hit his third consecutive game-winning FG, but this time it wasn’t the final say. The Eagles scored on a 30-yard TD from Donovan McNabb to Greg Lewis with less than two minutes left. Of course, Philadelphia (and Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid) would get no closer.
Super Bowl XLII: Giants 17, Patriots 14
Brady suffers his first loss on the big stage, as his loathing for the Manning boys intensifies (stay tuned, lol). The Giants did more than just disrupt Brady’s cool here. New York ended New England’s quest for perfection, and it was shocking to behold.
Brady performed decently (29/48, 266 yards, 1 TD), but the Giants’ D was swarming and proved to be too much. NY sacked Brady five times and held New England to 45 yards rushing. Sprinkle in David Tyree’s amazing helmet-pinned catch, Plaxico Burress’s “sluggo” slipping past the secondary, and there’s Eli Manning’s improbable comeback. Pats lose.
Super Bowl XLVI: Giants 21, Patriots 17
Oh no, not the Giants again. The kryptonite to Brady’s Superman, the fly in the ointment, as read from the Book of Eli. Giants’ RB Ahmad Bradshaw ran in the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute to go. Brady couldn’t get it done.
Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24
Brady and the Patriots get their swagger back with a miracle against the Seahawks. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll inexplicably called a passing play on second-and-goal from the goal line when he had “Beastmode”, Marshawn Lynch, in the backfield. For me, this was the single worst coaching move I’ve ever witnessed in a Super Bowl.
Russell Wilson’s short pass attempt was picked off by Pats’ S Malcolm Butler, and that was all she wrote. Brady won his fourth Super Bowl title and his third MVP award, after bringing the Patriots back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. The growing GOAT completed 37-of-50 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns, adding to his legacy.
If you listen at the end of this video, even the baby begins to cry after that awful play call:
Super Bowl LI: Patriots 34, Falcons 28
Hold my beer.
Super Bowl LII: Eagles 41, Patriots 33
What is it about the NFC East and Tom Brady? There’s no doubt that Brady gave his absolute best, since he threw for a Super Bowl record 505 passing yards. Brady tossed three TDs and finished with a phenomenal passer rating of 115.4. QB Nick Foles and the Eagles played just well enough to beat the Patriots this time around.
Super Bowl LIII: Patriots 13, Rams 3
The most boring and lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history. Brady completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards, and for the first time ever he threw zero touchdowns. “California Cool” did connect with WR Julian Edelman 10 times for 141 yards, though. Edelman went on to win the Super Bowl MVP award, and Brady snatched his sixth ring.
Will Super Bowl LV be lucky number seven for Brady? The odds are in his favor.
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