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Because of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady Could Not Officially Call Himself ‘Most Clutch QB’ Until He Beat the Saints

Published 12/07/2022, 7:00 AM EST

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Tom Brady and the Bucs left it late on Monday night football to cause some damage to the Saints’ defense. Having trailed for the majority of the game. Tom Brady left it to the last few minutes of the game to show why he is the most clutch QB. This was a phrase that he couldn’t factually use for himself until last night. The Buccaneers quarterback, broke yet another record even at the age of forty-five.

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Fellow legendary quarterback, Peyton Manning stood in Brady’s way for access to this title until yesterday. Earlier this year Brady matched him for most comebacks in the fourth quarter. However, with yesterday’s dub, he got one past the NFL legend.


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Yet another record for Tom Brady

Although Tom Brady has proven his greatness over his two-decade-long career, sometimes some numbers can narrate different stories. However, this time around Brady doesn’t have to worry about that as he even has ensured that the numbers are on his side. The Tampa Bay quarterback has had a rollercoaster season with turmoil in his personal life. He also faced bouts of being in and out of form on the field.

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However, Monday night was a positive outing for him as he drove his team to a much-needed win. The Bucs claim the number one spot in the NFC South. Division. This record-breaking feat came about as Brady now has the most fourth-quarter comebacks in NFL history at 44. 


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The 44th comeback came about as the seven-time super bowl champion threw two touchdown passes in the final three minutes of the game. Trailing by 13 points, Brady’s masterclass in the final 180 seconds of the game was enough to enable the Bucs to get to the win. This also ensured that the Saints will have their first losing season since 2016 as they go on to 4-9 with just four games left to spare. 

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The Bucs had to rely on their mix of youth and experience as Brady combined with both rookies for the respective touchdowns in the fourth quarter. He threw a touchdown pass to tight end Cade Otton at first. After regaining possession, he threw the football to Rachaad White, and he didn’t fail to disappoint his quarterback. This win also made the Bucs the first team to have a clean sweep over the Saints since 2007.


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 Mr record-breaker Tom Brady just doesn’t shy away from the record book as he keeps finding himself making records year after year. Though he is known to be Mr. Clutch, now people can call him that without anyone challenging them as he finally surpassed Peyton Manning. Though Bucs fans would have loved the thriller, they will hope that their QB doesn’t leave it for so late in their upcoming games.



Aayush Shah

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Aayush is an NFL writer at essential sports. Having procured his Undergraduate degree in international business and management from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. He is a Philadelphia Eagles fan and his favorite player is Odell Beckham Jr.