Tom Brady has been a consistent presence in the playoffs during his storied career. Brady holds the record for most playoff wins with 35, and most playoff games started. This week, he’ll take on the Los Angeles Rams, and the NFL betting odds have his Buccaneers team as three-point favorites.
But before discussing Tom’s chances of winning Super Bowl LVI, let’s look at this week’s matchup.
Rams at Buccaneers (-3)
- Date: Sunday, January 23, 2022
- Time: 3:00 PM EST
- Venue: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Tom Brady Stats
Tom Brady’s numbers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are beyond spectacular this season. Passing for 5,316 yards, 43 TDs, and only 12 interceptions are impressive for anyone but incredible for a 44-year-old quarterback.
The last time Tom Brady threw for over 5,000 yards was in 2011 with the New England Patriots.
The only thing keeping him from an MVP award might be his number of interceptions. Fellow MVP candidate Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers only threw four this season. Brady is also second in QBR with a 68.2 rating.
First Meeting With The Rams
In Week 4, Tom Brady threw for 432 yards and one touchdown against the Rams. Despite the performance, the Buccaneers lost 34-24 in Los Angeles.
A critical stat from that game was that Tampa Bay rushed for 35 yards on 13 attempts. And while rushing isn’t a focus for the offense, the Buccaneers won less than half their games when rushing for under 100 yards.
Also, in the game at Los Angeles, Matthew Stafford was 27-38 for 343 yards and four TDs for the Rams. Tampa Bay’s defense sacked Stafford only once.
Rams vs. Buccaneers (-3)
The Rams pose several challenges to Tampa Bay as they attempt to repeat as champions. The Rams are third in the NFL in sacks and interceptions.
The addition of linebacker Von Miller since they last met brings added complications. Miller has five sacks in eight games with his new team.
The banged-up Tampa Bay offensive line faces one of the best pass-rushing teams in the league. Center Ryan Jensen and tackle Tristan Wirfs are both hobbled with ankle injuries.
Tom Brady will also have to play without key playmakers in the divisional round. The Buccaneers cut wide receiver Antonio Brown, and WR Chris Godwin is out for the playoffs after having surgery to repair his ACL and MCL.
Super Bowl LVI
After the Rams, the road to another championship ring for Brady gets even more challenging. One of two dangerous opponents will make football betting intriguing in the NFC Championship. The Buccaneers will either host a hot San Francisco team or travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.
Brady could very well win his eighth Super Bowl before his career is over, but it may not be this year because of the Buccaneers’ depleted offense.
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