New Orleans Saints Hand Tom Brady The Worst Loss Of His Career

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Yesterday's game was the worst loss of his career and the six time Super Bowl victor hasn't trailed that badly in more than six years. "One o'clock, 4 o'clock, 8 o'clock, Monday night, Sunday night".

Not once during the 43-year-old's two decades spent with the New England Patriots did his fellow AFC East rivals sweep the eventual first-ballot NFL Hall of Famer. The rookie completed 71.4% of his passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona. And maybe even more egregious was the lack of adjustments at any point in the first half, during which the Saints went up 31-0. After recording three interceptions Sunday, the Saints have picked off Brady five times this season. "As many weapons as they have on the offensive side of the ball, our defense played phenomenally, really contained and locked in". Brady went 11-of-22 for 96 yards, two picks. If the playoffs started in Week 10, the Saints would have a first-round bye.

"I'd say those [performances] are rare, especially against a football team as good as the one we just played", Brees said. Saints 208 yards, Bucs 96.

To compound a tough day for Brady, Brees threw four touchdown passes to edge ahead once again in the battle to be the NFL's all-time leader in passing touchdowns.

With a 6-3 record, the Bucs aren't exactly in must-win territory just yet, but with a logjam of teams set up to compete for wild cards, Tampa Bay's next two games are of extra importance.

"It was great to have everybody back there". I know Mike was excited. I know Emmanuel Sanders was excited, said Brees.

"So I think, man, the balance of how much those guys played, their production". I just don't want to stop and move past this moment because this is history. The fact that all of us get to be a part of this, it's just an unbelievable experience and to be able to come out victorious both times, I've just got to give credit to the man above because it's a blessing in itself.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, but Brees threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill about six minutes from time to give the Saints a 38-0 lead. New Orleans also knocked off Tampa Bay in Week 1, 34-23.

The Bucs entered the night looking to not only add cushion to their half-game lead in the NFC South, but to cement themselves as the favorites to win the NFC.



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