The New Orleans Saints had to deal with Tom Brady being in their division for two years and now Brady is calling it a career after 22 seasons in the league. Twenty of those seasons were spent with the New England Patriots and the other two were spent in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers.
When Brady made his decision final, an interesting observation was floated out there. Of the 32 teams in the NFL, Brady only has a losing record in the regular season to two franchises — The New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks.
Against the Saints, Brady went 4-5 and the funny part of that is that four of those five losses came in the past two years. Had he not joined the Bucs, he’d have been 4-1 against NOLA with the one loss coming in 2009, the season where New Orleans went on to win the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks own a 2-1 record against Brady in the regular season with the only time Brady beat them occurring in 2004, when he was in just his fifth year as an NFL quarterback.
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Of course, this only pertains to the regular season. If we take the playoffs into effect, the stat is a lot less fun, as Brady would be 5-5 vs. the Saints and 2-2 vs. the Seahawks. The regular season side of it is way more fun, wouldn’t you agree?
New Orleans had no problem handling Brady during his short stint in Tampa Bay and while he went on to win a Super Bowl there, the Saints went 4-0 against him in a Bucs uniform during his time in Florida. They’ll have bragging rights in that department forever and that’s pretty hilarious.
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All joking aside, Brady had one hell of a career and what he was able to do in Tampa last year was remarkable. He did play all of those road playoff games with a limited crowd or no crowd at all though so I’ll jokingly put an asterisk next to that Super Bowl.