Stats Suggest That Super Bowl LV Win for Tom Brady Might Just Be His Greatest Achievement Yet

Published 02/08/2021, 6:38 AM EST
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Super Bowl LV is done and dusted. The NFL has crowned it’s champion for the 2020 season. And it’s none other than Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Silencing his critics yet again, Brady showed everyone just why he is considered by many as the GOAT. Now 43 and with seven Super Bowl rings to his name, it’s only a matter of time before people compare this Super Bowl win to those in the past.

This season was of course unlike any other in the past. With the COVID-19 pandemic reeking havoc across franchises, teams had to play without an preseason games and challenging practice conditions.

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But even apart from the logistical issues faced, if numbers are anything to go by, this Super Bowl victory might be Tom Brady’s greatest yet.

Tom Brady and Bucs record breaking postseason

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers run to the Super Bowl has been nothing short of historic. According to ESPN Stats and Info, the Buccaneers are the first team in NFL history to register four 30-point games in a single postseason.

This includes wins against the Washington Football Team, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Making the feat even more special.

Beating the Saints, Packers, and Chiefs meant that the franchise also became the first team to beat three Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks in a postseason. Drew Brees of the Saints, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers and Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs.

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Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

A lot of the team’s success is to be credited for their stellar defensive showing in the postseason. But one can not overlook the contribution of Tom Brady either.

With 50 touchdown passes this season (including playoffs) Tom Brady became the first player in NFL history with 50 passing TDs for a Super Bowl champion.

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Raring to go for another Super Bowl already,  Tom Brady’s dedication to make winning a lifestyle has helped him become the league’s winningest athlete of all time.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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