Brady entered because the NFL MVP frontrunner in what appeared like a winnable sport towards the New Orleans Saints.
He headed house with a shutout loss that successfully opened up the MVP race but once more in 2021.
The Saints took house a 9-0 win in what was a uncommon shutout loss for Brady.
How uncommon was it?
The shutout snapped one of many longest such streaks in NFL historical past.
Tom Brady’s streak of consecutive begins with out being shut out ended at 255 video games on Sunday, ending the second-longest such streak in NFL historical past.
The final time Brady was shut out in 2006, no at the moment lively defensive participant had but entered the NFL. pic.twitter.com/sZMRCrI36U
— ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 20, 2021
Brady had not been shut out since 2006, snapping a streak of 255 consecutive begins at the least scoring a number of factors.
Solely Drew Brees was higher, as he and Brady proceed to sit down atop so many all-time NFL leaderboards.
Owned By New Orleans
The Saints have discovered the formulation to stopping Brady since he confirmed up in Tampa Bay.
They only beat him 9-0 after selecting up a 36-27 win earlier this season on Halloween.
2020 noticed New Orleans take house a 34-23 win in Week 1 and a 38-3 win in Week 9.
For some purpose, they continue to be Brady’s boogeyman, which is an odd really feel given Brady’s success towards divisional opponents throughout his time with the New England Patriots.
However that is nonetheless Brady we’re speaking about and the actual fact it took him 15 years to have a shutout after his final is a superb signal.
One of the best a part of the stat, through the tweet from ESPN Stats & Information, is the actual fact no lively NFL defender was within the league the final time Brady was held to zero factors.
The final time Tom Brady was shutout earlier than tonight?
2006 Week 14 vs. Nick Saban and the Miami Dolphins 🤯 pic.twitter.com/B12htkjCA8
— The Motion Community (@ActionNetworkHQ) December 20, 2021
Nick Saban teaching the shutout is one other enjoyable tidbit of this uncommon NFL feat.
Brady’s Buccaneers gave the impression to be spiraling final yr at 7-5, solely to win out to win the Tremendous Bowl.
So this shutout isn’t a trigger for main concern.
Shedding Chris Godwin for the yr, nonetheless, is one thing to keep watch over.