Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV, giving Brady his sixth championship. Brady helped secure his status as maybe the greatest quarterback of all time in his first season outside of New England in his two-decade career. The five-time MVP finished the 2018 season with 4,057 passing yards, 28 touchdowns against only eight interceptions.
Brady and the Patriots started off their title run by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game 52-25. It was New England's ninth straight victory over a playoff opponent. The last team to beat the Patriots nine times in a row was the 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers who accomplished this feat en route to winning the Super Bowl XLIII.
In the NFC Championship Game, Brady and the Patriots will face the Rams' Jared Goff who has been nothing short of spectacular this postseason. In three games he has completed 70 percent of his passes for 1,719 yards with 14 touchdowns vs. just one interception. Goff has also rushed for four scores this year. He will try to become the first rookie QB since Peyton Manning in 1998 to start and win the Super Bowl.
Brady has already won three Super Bowls during his Hall of Fame career and is trying to become the first player to win six championships. He has always been able to turn it on when it matters most with him being named the MVP after each of his previous five titles.
Tom Brady wins his eighth Super Bowl as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, extending his Super Bowl record to seven. The MVP ceremony was held on Sunday evening after the game had been decided.
He is the greatest quarterback of all time and will continue to be so for many years to come. The "TB12" era has been very successful for both the Buccaneers and its owner, Woody Johnson. They have made the NFL playoffs every year since 2002 and have won two playoff games against top-five ranked opponents (Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots). This season they lost in the wild card round to the Philadelphia Eagles but it can be said they were never really given a chance by fate.
Johnson bought the team in 1999 and spent more than $140 million on it over the next 12 years. He wanted to change the name from the Bucs to something else but the NFL didn't want him to because of the trademark issue. In 2011, he gave in and allowed the team to wear uniforms with a blacked-out logo during home games.
Brady has been the face of the franchise since it moved to Tampa Bay in 1998. He is the only player in NFL history with 300 or more career victories while leading multiple teams.
In February, Tom Brady won his NFL-record seventh Super Bowl, bolstering his claim as the best quarterback in NFL history. Brady's professional CV is unrivaled. In his 19 seasons as a starter, he has reached 10 Super Bowls and leads all quarterbacks in career touchdown passes. His 508 touchdowns pass are more than any other player in NFL history.
Brady has also earned numerous other awards throughout his career, including five MVP votes, four first-team All-Pro selections, and three second-team All-Pros. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to start both a 100-game regular season and playoff game without missing a contest due to injury.
As great as Brady is, he has never been able to win a championship. That said, he is one of only three players (Brett Favre being the other) with at least 15 victories in each of their first seven seasons, so he certainly knows how to win big games. Given time, we can probably expect him to add at least one more Super Bowl title to his resume.
For now, he is our highest-scoring quarterback in NFL history.
Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all time, will play in his 10th Super Bowl on Sunday. He's had a lot of success in these games, having won six of them. Two of his three losses were against the same quarterback, Eli Manning. The other occurred in 2017 against Nick Foles. Brady has never lost when playing the New York Giants.
Brady and Manning have met in the Super Bowl twice before. In 2015, Brady beat Manning 34-31 in one of the most memorable games ever played in Houston. Four years earlier, in 2009, they played each other with the Patriots losing 21-14 at home.
They'll meet again on February 5, 2018 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The game will be broadcast live on CBS from 1:30 PM ET. It'll be Brady's third trip to the big game; he's 0-2 so far. The Giants will be making their second appearance in three years. They went up 31-28 over the Falcons after both teams scored twice in the last 2 minutes before Atlanta's Matt Ryan threw an interception with 29 seconds left on the clock.
The victory was its first over Atlanta. It was also the first time the Giants had beaten New England since December 2003. Both teams have won their opening games this year - the Patriots defeating Pittsburgh 28-24 while the Giants defeated Dallas 27-23.
There was another honor in store for Brady. The victory equaled him for the most titles won by a starting quarterback in professional football with former Cleveland Browns quarterback Otto Graham and Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr. Brady has now won seven titles, all of which have come in Super Bowls.
Brady and New England Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski are the only players to have their names engraved on the NFL's MVP Trophy through six seasons (2011-2017). They are the first players to do so since Peyton Manning and Jerry Rice in 1995-2000. The two are also the only players to have their names engraved on the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award through six seasons.
Brady has been selected as a starter in every game he has played in during his career. He is the third quarterback in NFL history to start a season 11-0, following Terry Bradshaw (14) and Randall Cunningham (12). Brady is also one of three quarterbacks (Kurt Warner and Carson Palmer are the others) with at least 11 victories in a single season; he joins them as the only starters from 2011 still with their current teams.
Brady is one of four quarterbacks (Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers are the others) with at least 10 victories in each of the past five seasons. He joined this elite group in 2014 after posting a 10-3 record that year.
Tom Brady (born August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California, USA) is an American football quarterback who has led his teams to a record seven Super Bowl triumphs (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021) and has been awarded the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP) five times (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010). He is the most successful player in NFL history. Brady has also been named the NFL MVP twice (2003, 2010).
Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots out of Michigan State University in 1998 after playing only one season at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was traded to the St. Louis Rams before the 2001 season, but was later released by the team. The Patriots then re-acquired him two weeks later. Since then, he has not had a losing season and has reached at least 12 wins every year except for 2008 when he lost 10 games. In addition, Brady has a 65% winning percentage as a starter which is the highest of all time.
After the Patriots lost their first four games in 2002, coach Bill Belichick decided to replace the starting quarterback with Drew Bledsoe, who had been serving as Brady's backup. This turned out to be one of the best decisions made by Belichick, as it resulted in Brady leading the Patriots to a 14-2 record over his next three seasons. In 2007, Brady broke the league record for most touchdown passes in a season with 28 while also leading the Patriots to another 14-2 record.