New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Who Won Their Last Five Meetings?

Published 10/01/2021, 8:04 AM EDT


The upcoming game between New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers is going to make the highlights of the 2021 season and that’s all for one reason, Tom Brady. The GOAT’s homecoming performance in the Gillette Stadium as an opponent is most awaited by the fans of both the teams, to see if he could deliver against his previous coach under whose guidance the quarterback flourished.

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The teams have clashed a total of nine times against each other in the history of the NFL. But let’s delve into the most recent five games played by the two franchises to see who dominates whom on a head-to-head tally.

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Tampa Bay 21:16 New England (2000); Buccaneers won

The NFL regular season of the new millennia started with the Patriots hosting their first game at Foxboro Stadium against the Bucs. The guests took charge after the Patriots failed to score in the third quarter and succumbed to the pressure in the end. The host quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, was sacked 6 times but managed to deliver better stats than the Bucs QB Shaun King. That was the last match between the two sides, in which Tom Brady was not involved.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signals after winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay 0:28 New England (2005); Patriots won

The two sides meet again with 15 games down the 2005 season. This time Brady made his first appearance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the match being played in the Foxboro Stadium, the hosts completely humiliated the Bucs with a 0-28 score in the end. Tom Brady displayed his true form after delivering three TDs covering 258 yards with no INTs.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on prior to the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay 7:35 New England (2009); Patriots won

With the Bucs in terrible form, after losing six games in a row, they meet the Brady-driven Patriots (4-2) again in the 7th Week of the 2009 season. While Tom Brady delivered his usual GOAT-worthy performance, the Bucs suffered as their QB Josh Johnson failed to deliver the ball across the field, completing 9 of his 26 pass attempts. Which again led to Patriots being the winning side for the third time in a row.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on before playing against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay 3:23 New England (2013); Patriots won

Three weeks into the 2013 season, the Patriots (2-0) and the Bucs (0-2) were on opposite sides of the spectrum. With no surprise, Tampa Bay again failed to deliver against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. And in the end, the guests again departed with a humiliating loss.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the last pass of the game as New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) defends during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

TB 14:19 NE (2017); Patriots won

After giving the Bucs a humiliating defeat each time in their previous three encounters, they met again in the fifth week of the 2017 NFL season. This time the Bucs came close to seal a victory against the New England Patriots but failed to make a mark in the end and the Patriots defeated the Bucs again, this time in the Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa Bay.

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands at the start of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Will the New England Patriots continue their winning streak?

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With the Patriots going 4-1 in the head-to-head tally against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they will surely look forward to adding one more number to their winning streak. Although, the Patriots were under the influence of Tom Brady in each one of their previous four clashes against the Bucs.

Now with Brady switching sides, will the Patriots be able to produce the same result? If they do, it will certainly be an accomplishment for the young Patriots QB Mac Jones, whose season so far hasn’t produced the results that he was hyped for during the preseason.

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As the two sides meet again this Sunday, it will be quite a clash, seeing Tom Brady turning his back upon Bill Belichick. What are your thoughts on their upcoming clash? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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