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Former Backup of Tom Brady Snaps His Unbroken NFL Streak as Cleveland Browns Hand Tampa Bay Buccaneers a Massive Upset Loss

Published 11/28/2022, 4:00 PM EST

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Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had just regained their lost form. After two consecutive wins, Brady’s men fell to the Cleveland Browns in a thrilling overtime in Sunday’s matchup. However, Tampa’s 2-game winning streak was nothing compared to the Tom Brady streak that finally came to an end on this Week 12 football night.

Tom Brady held a unique all-time record of not having lost a game while leading by 7 points or more, with less than two minutes to go. And Brady’s streak was shattered on Sunday by his former backup quarterback in New England and present-day Browns, Jacoby Brissett.

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The Cleveland Browns beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-17 after coming back from behind in the dying minutes. Tom Brady is usually at the other end of comebacks, and this shocking defeat ended Brady’s 218-0 run. That’s how many games TB12 won without any last-minute upsets until a magical catch from Browns tight end David Njoku made it 218-1.

The Browns ended Tom Brady’s winning run in an epic fashion

Tom Brady will hold a number of records for a long time to come. The seven-time Super Bowl champion has more rings than any player or franchise. And his post-season passing numbers, completion rate and touchdown passes will also stay untouched for a very long time. However, Jacoby Brissett and Browns tight end David Njoku combined for one of the plays of the season with thirty seconds left on the clock to break this one Tom Brady record.

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At the 4th and 10, Njoku caught a one-handed extended beauty from a Brissett high throw in the end zone to cut the Buccaneers’ lead. And finally, wide receiver Amari Cooper found the pigskin from Brissett for a 46-yard catch-and-run. The Bucs’ defense couldn’t stop the former Dallas Cowboys receiver until the 2-yard line of the Bucs’ zone. RB Nick Chubb ran for the winning touchdown and ended the historic TB12 win streak.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell under .500 for the season once again. However, Tom Brady and Co still sit on the top of the low-scoring NFC South Division on their way to another playoff year. Brady recently completed his 100,000th passing yards against the LA Rams. He will look to set many new records this season in the completion and attempts categories. Up next, TB12 and the 5-6 Bucs face divisional rivals, the 4-8 New Orleans Saints who are at the bottom of the division.

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

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