How Tom Brady ever lost in the first round of the playoffs?

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Tom Brady is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, and his playoff history is a big part of that reputation.

He has played in a record 10 Super Bowls, winning 7 of them, which is also a record. He’s also taken home five Super Bowl MVP titles.

Overall, Tom Brady’s playoff history is one of the most impressive and accomplished in NFL history. He has set numerous records and has been the driving force behind many of his team’s playoff successes. He has proven time and time again that he is one of the most clutch and talented quarterbacks to ever play the game.

Despite leaving the Patriots in 2020 and joining the Buccaneers, he continued his success in the playoffs and led the team to Superbowl victory in 2021. His playoff record is a testament to his talent and consistency as a quarterback, and he will likely go down as one of the greatest players in NFL history.

However, his age has begun to show in the 2022 season with the Buccaneers barely making it into the postseason. At the halftime mark of their postseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, Brady and the Buccaneers trailed 18-0 leaving many to wonder how many times Brady has lost in the first round of the playoffs.

How Tom Brady ever lost in the first round of the playoffs?

While Tom Brady has had an impressive playoff career, yes, Tom Brady has lost in the first round of the playoffs. In fact, he’s lost in the first round of the playoffs on a few occasions.

The first time Brady and his team were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs was during Wild Card Weekend in 2010, when the Patriots lost to the Baltimore Ravens. The following year, Brady and the Patriots were eliminated from the playoffs in the Divisional Round after losing to the New York Jets in 2011 following a bye week. Finally, in 2020, Brady and the Patriots were eliminated in Wild Card Weekend by the Tennessee Titans.

So for those keeping track, Tom Brady has been eliminated from the playoffs three times in the first round and that number could rise to four if the Buccaneers lose to the Cowboys during Super Wild Card Weekend.

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