Tom Brady’s Best Super Bowl Performances

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017, in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sunday marks Tom Brady’s 10th Super Bowl appearance and his first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady is 6-3 in the big game, but he is an underdog going into this one. The Super Bowl 55 odds slightly favor the Kansas City Chiefs.

That didn’t stop someone from putting $2.3 million on Brady and the Bucs to cover, though. 

Brady’s Super Bowl appearances span nearly 20 years. He’s had memorable moments and performances.

Here are his stats from each game and what we think are his top three performances:

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Stats

2001XXXVISTLW 20–1716-271451:0
2003XXXVIIICARW 32–2932-483543:1
2004XXXIXPHIW 24–2123-332362:0
2007XLIINYGL 17–1429-482661:0
2011XLVINYGL 21–1727-412762:1
2014XLIXSEAW 28–2437-503284:2
2016LIATLW 34–28 (OT)43-624662:1
2017LIIPHIL 41–3328-485053:0
2018LIIILARW 13–321-352620:1

Tom Brady’s Best Super Bowl Performances

3. Super Bowl LII vs. Philadelphia

Yes, this was a loss to the Eagles. But as far as individual performances, this was among Brady’s best. He threw for 505 yards, the most in his Super Bowl appearances, and three touchdowns with zero interceptions.

We remember the Philly Special play. We remember Nick Foles being named MVP. And we remember the wild celebration in Philadelphia after the win. But we forget just how good Brady was.

2. Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. Carolina

This was Brady’s second Super Bowl win, where he played much better than two years prior. Brady threw for 354 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

He was absolutely clutch in the fourth quarter. 

Brady led New England on an 11-play scoring drive that ended with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Mike Vrabel to give the Patriot a 29-22 lead with 2:58 to play.

After Carolina tied it back up with 1:16 remaining, Brady completed passes of 13, 13, four, and 17 yards to get New England in field goal position. Adam Vinatieri nailed a 41-yard with nine seconds left to give the Patriots the 32-29 win.

1. Super Bowl LI vs. Atlanta

It’s always “Atlanta blew a 28-3 lead” and never “Tom Brady came back from a 28-3 deficit.”

In all seriousness, Brady was a stone-cold assassin in this incredible comeback win. He completed 43 passes on 62 attempts for 466 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

If he didn’t have it already, this cemented Brady’s legacy as the GOAT.

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Sam Herder is a writer for BetMGM and HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.