Redzone Record of Tom Brady a Cause of Concern for Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl Game

Published 02/07/2021, 6:30 PM EST
Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Super Bowl LV is now off and running. Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid versus Bruce Arians, there’s plenty of interesting matchups to look out for tonight.

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But it could ultimately bowl down to which quarterback has the better game. And for Tom Brady, the numbers are in his favor. The Buccaneers QB has enjoyed a stellar first season with the franchise.

After going 11-5, the Buccaneers won all three of their playoff games on the road to book a ticket to Super Bowl LV held at their own own backyard, Raymond James Stadium.

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While there are plenty of interesting Tom Brady records and accolades to admire, one interesting stat regarding Tom Brady’s performances this season could end up being the deciding factor in the game.

Tom Brady unstoppable in the redzone

Brady has been defying all odds yet again. Now 43, the quarterback rolled back the clock to put up a 40-touchdown regular season in 2020. And a lot of those touchdowns came in the redzone.

In football, the redzone is the area of the field between the 20-yard line and the goal where the offensive teams looks to score to get touchdowns. And in this aspect, Brady is almost unmatched.

When in the redzone, the GOAT has managed to channel his best and gotten his team 36 touchdowns for 0 interceptions this season. A mind boggling feat to say the least.

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Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians (left) celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after a touchdown. They scored against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With elite wide receivers like Chris Godwin and Mike Evans at his disposal, Brady has thrived in the redzone. A part of the field where the Chiefs defense has struggled.

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In terms of defending in the redzone, the Kansas City Chiefs defense ranks dead last in the league. Although they managed to shed some of their poor redzone form in the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills, the Chiefs achiles heel throughout the season has been defending in the redzone.

A area which Brady seems to have excelled in the most. Going up against the Chiefs, do you feel Brady can exploit their defense in the redzone to get himself Super Bowl ring #7?

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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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