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#pounditWednesday, May 12, 2021

Incredible stat shows just how dominant Tom Brady, Patriots were

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Tom Brady is preparing to play in his 42nd career playoff game on Saturday, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will still experience plenty of firsts. The most obvious is that it will be Brady’s first playoff game without the New England Patriots. What may seem impossible, however, is that it will be the 43-year-old’s first ever postseason appearance on a wild card team.

Brady went to the playoffs 17 times in 19 seasons with the Patriots. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter notes, New England was never once a wild card team during the Brady era.

That is yet another illustration of how dominant Brady and Bill Belichick were for the better part of two decades together. The Patriots won the AFC East 17 times during the Brady-Belichick era. Even after their six Super Bowl titles together, that particular feat still probably doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.

Fortunately for Brady, his first ever playoff appearance as a wild card team will come against Washington, which finished the season with a 7-9 record. You can’t ask for a much better road game than that, though we know how excited one Washington star is to face Brady.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have teamed up yet again! Treat yourself or a friend with this great Tampa Fiesta shirt. You can buy it here.


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