Tom Brady had a miserable Sunday that included yelling at a Saints coach, breaking a tablet, and getting shut out.. Tom Brady had a bad day on Sunday.
Playing against the New Orleans Saints, Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense were shut out, managing 0 points over 60 minutes of football. It was the first time that Brady had been shut out since 2006, and the third time in his career that his offense had failed to score.
Adding some insult to the injury was the matter of just how winnable this game was. The Saints didn’t manage a touchdown over the course of the game either, securing the win by a paltry margin of 9-0.
The offensive no-show was far from solely Brady’s fault. But after three of the Buccaneers top offensive weapons — receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and running back Leonard Fournette — all were forced out of the game due to injury, more and more of the burden of winning fell to Brady’s shoulders. Unfortunately for him, nothing was working.
Throughout the game, Brady’s frustration boiled over from time to time.
After throwing a late interception, Brady took out his anger on a tablet on the Buccaneers sideline.
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Brady also had some words for the coaches on the Saints sideline.
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After another turnover, Brady came face to face with Saints defender C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who was all smiles.
Overall, Brady just looked pretty miserable as it became clear that the Buccaneers were not going to score.
Brady completed 26 of his 48 throws for just 214 yards, one interception, and a QB rating of 57.1, his worst of the season by a considerable margin.
Despite his dreadful performance, Brady is still the favorite to win NFL MVP this year, thanks to the stellar start to his season.
Sunday’s no-show against the Saints could just be a case of one team having another’s number. Since joining the Buccaneers, Brady is 0-4 against the Saints in the regular season — though Tampa Bay did take down New Orleans in the postseason en route to their Super Bowl title last year.
But if the Buccaneers woes are a sign of things to come, the NFC might be even more wide open than it already looked heading into Sunday.