Saints’ Drew Brees holds Impressive Advantage Over Buccaneers’ Tom Brady Ahead of Playoff Clash

Published 01/17/2021, 11:30 AM EST
Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) makes a throw in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL divisional round. The two legendary quarterbacks are set to have their first playoff clash against each other, as both of them look to take their teams to the Super Bowl this year.

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Saints’ Drew Brees will walk into the game against the Buccaneers with an advantage over Tom Brady. Brees has a 5-2 advantage over Tom Brady whenever he faced him. He is the only quarterback to have that advantage over Tom Brady currently playing in the NFL.

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However, all of those games came in the regular season. This is their first time playing against each other in the Playoffs. The two quarterbacks are the leaders in the NFL for passing touchdowns.

These statistics just go to show you how legendary these two players have been. Brady and Brees have truly been one of a kind during their time in the NFL.

Drew Brees vs Tom Brady- First-time playoff clash

But their first time playing in the Playoffs could very well be the last time they play against each other ever. Drew Brees has been rumored to announce his retirement at the end of the Saints’ playoff run. Brees is a 20-year veteran in the NFL and looks like he is ready to call time on his career.

Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after they score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady, on the other hand, is making his first playoff run this year without the New England Patriots crest on his chest. Now playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady is looking to win his 7th Super Bowl title.

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And despite the mixed season that the Buccaneers have had, Tom Brady is still one of the most prolific performers in NFL playoff history and can will his way through any team.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a tough time against the Saints. However, they still have the biggest wildcard in NFL history, and his name is Tom Brady.

Whichever team Tom Brady plays for cannot be counted out. However, will the Saints prove to be too much for Brady and the Buccaneers? We’ll find out tonight.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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