Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a hard-hitting loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams on the weekend. In fact, the NFL veteran was so disappointed with the defeat that he did not even wait back to shake hands with winning quarterback Jared Goff.
The former New England man had a below-par day at the office on Monday night. Tom Brady threw two interceptions in the game. That number could have been three had it not been for the heroics of wide receiver Mike Evans.
The six-time Super Bowler will now face off against probably the most feared team in the league, Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes is the commander-in-chief in Missouri and is not going to be an easy opponent to beat.
The Chiefs are currently on a five-game winning streak in the league. They are unbeaten since Week 5 where they lost to Derek Carr’s Las Vegas Raiders. The likes of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Clyde Edward-Helaire, and others will all be crucial on Sunday night.
On the latest segment of GMFB, co-hosts Kyle Brandt and Peter Schrager were analyzing both teams ahead of this weekend’s clash. Here’s what Brandt said in relation with the Chiefs and their golden boy Patrick Mahomes.
“He’s going to need to have some fireworks against Mahomes. Mahomes is going to put up points. You cannot just Ronald Jones and eight-yard completion to Antonio Brown up and down the field, you can’t rely on Mike Evans to Hulk out at the Redzone. You might have heard that Tom Brady can’t hit a deep ball, he is really missing them all right now.”
“We’re getting to that point out with Tom Brady where if he completes a 20-yard pass, there’s going to be a miracle. That’s how off he is and you know the weird part is, last detail here, he was completing the Scottie Miller a lot earlier in the season…now we got number 81, AB (Antonio Brown) you know, his housemate, his best friend, and everything, can’t get anything going so that’s some food for thought,” Brandt said on the show.
But co-host Peter Schrager had a slightly different POV for this blockbuster encounter. Schrager believes that NFL fans should just sit back and watch this game in awe. It’s a clash of Titans for sure, the new and the old.
He said, “Yeah, that’s why I cherish these games while we have them like this is a cool matchup with a lot of star power. I predicted Bucs vs Chiefs for the Super Bowl before the season. This is their regular-season matches, cool. I’m not off the Bucs yet. They might even lose this game. The NFC is not good right now.”
The Buccaneers are definitely the underdogs in Week 12. But there’s a reason they call Tom Brady the ‘comeback kid’. When his back is against the wall is when he strikes the hardest. The old dog’s definitely got a trick or two up his sleeve, the Chiefs better watch out.