Brady completed 13 of 17 passes for 84 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
Analysis: Brady and the rest of his starting offensive mates got some good work in as expected, and the future Hall of Fame quarterback tuned up for the postseason with an efficient performance mostly centered on short passes. Brady capped off a game-opening 10-play, 70-yard march with an eight-yard touchdown toss to Kyle Rudolph, and he ultimately threw his last pass of the afternoon with 5:38 remaining in the first half. The Buccaneers now turn their attention to a wild-card home matchup against a to-be-determined opponent next weekend.
Jan 8, 2023 1:37 PM EST
Coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday that Brady will start Sunday's game against Atlanta, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Analysis: Brady won't necessarily play the entire game, with Bowles mentioning Wednesday that third-stringer Kyle Trask is likely to be active for the game, though Blaine Gabbert will be next to play if Brady comes out early. With Tampa Bay locked into the fourth seed for the NFC playoffs, Brady is unlikely to take all the snaps Sunday in Atlanta.
Jan 4, 2023 10:31 AM EST
Brady completed 34 of 45 passes for 432 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions and added three rushes for four yards and another score in the Buccaneers' 30-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday. He also threw a two-point conversion pass.
Analysis: Brady tied his highest passing yardage total in a Bucs uniform with Sunday's spectacular production, which saw him rekindle the long-dormant connection with top target Mike Evans in memorable fashion. Brady connected with his veteran wideout for three long touchdowns down the right sideline of 63, 57 and 30 yards, latter two in the fourth quarter to bring the Buccaneers back from 11 points down. The future Hall of Fame signal-caller then essentially sealed the game, and the NFC South crown, for Tampa Bay with a one-yard scoring sneak with 1:58 remaining that gave his squad some valuable breathing room. Brady has now thrown for at least 281 yards in four of his last five games and also went without an interception for the first time in the last five contests Sunday, but it's possible he plays less than a full game in a Week 18 road clash against the Falcons if there is no improvement in playoff positioning possible.
Jan 1, 2023 1:50 PM EST
Brady completed 32 of 48 passes for 281 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the Buccaneers' 19-16 overtime win over the Cardinals on Sunday night. He also rushed twice for one yard.
Analysis: Much of the first three quarters-plus of Sunday's contest was another struggle for Brady and the other members of the Buccaneers' air attack, with the future Hall of Famer frequently misfiring and slogging through another multi-interception performance. However, the offense finally seemed to find its rhythm on an early fourth-quarter drive after the Cardinals had taken a 10-point lead, with Brady focusing heavily on short passes to Leonard Fournette to move the ball down the field and eventually cap off the drive with a three-yard touchdown pass to Rachaad White. Tampa Bay was subsequently able to notch a game-tying field goal on the next possession, and Brady then helmed a nine-play, 66-yard march on the team's only possession of overtime to set up Ryan Succop's game-winning 40-yard field goal. The win allowed the Bucs to retain control of the top of the NFC South for the moment, but a critical clash against the second-place Panthers at Raymond James Stadium awaits next Sunday.
Dec 25, 2022 9:09 PM EST
Brady completed 30 of 44 pass attempts for 312 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: Brady turned in one of his finer fantasy performances of the season despite his team choking away a two-score lead in the second half. It was the ageless wonder's second game with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdowns this season. It was also Brady's second consecutive week with two interceptions after throwing just three over his previous 12 contests. The 45-year-old is still performing at a high level this season with 3,897 passing yards on a 67 percent completion rate. Brady and the Bucs will look to end their recent losing streak in a soft matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Dec 18, 2022 6:05 PM EST
Brady completed 34 of 55 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions in Sunday's 35-7 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Despite the massive volume, Brady had little luck moving the ball, and his one TD pass to Russell Gage came in the third quarter after the Buccaneers were already staring at a 35-0 deficit. Tampa Bay's difficulty running the ball continues to force the 45-year-old QB to try and do everything himself -- Brady's attempted 50 or more passes five times this season, and 40-plus in 10 of the last 11 games, but he hasn't reached 300 passing yards since Week 8. He likely won't have the luxury of slowing down in Week 15 during a showdown with Joe Burrow and the Bengals.
Dec 11, 2022 6:50 PM EST
Brady completed 36 of 54 passes for 281 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Buccaneers' 17-16 win over the Saints on Monday night. He also netted minus-1 yard on one rush.
Analysis: Limited for most of the game by a Saints defense that's given him plenty of trouble since he arrived in Tampa in 2020, Brady and his pass catchers suddenly sprung to life at desperation time. The future Hall of Famer helmed 11- and 10-play drives totaling 154 yards over the Buccaneers' final two possessions, capping those marches off with one- and six-yard touchdown tosses to rookies Cade Otton and Rachaad White, respectively. Brady's yardage total was his second highest against New Orleans in the last three seasons, and he's now thrown a pair of touchdown passes in three consecutive games. The win evens the Bucs' record at 6-6 gives them the inside track to the NFC South crown, but a daunting challenge awaits on the road in Week 14 against the 49ers.
Dec 5, 2022 8:34 PM EST
Brady completed 29 of 43 passes for 246 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 23-17 overtime loss to the Browns on Sunday. He also rushed once for two yards.
Analysis: Brady's final numbers were perfectly adequate from a fantasy perspective, but he repeatedly failed to move the Buccaneers late in the game and overtime, leading to the team's sixth loss of the campaign. Brady took three sacks and was unofficially hit on another three occasions, and Tampa Bay was forced to punt on six of its last seven possessions, including overtime, with the exception the final drive of regulation that culminated in a Hail Mary attempt. Brady did toss touchdown passes to Chris Godwin and Ko Kieft of 10 and five yards, respectively, making it two straight game with multiple scoring tosses for the future Hall of Famer. Brady will aim for a much more efficient outing from a scoring perspective in a Week 13 Monday night home matchup against the division-rival Saints.
Nov 27, 2022 1:59 PM EST
Brady completed 22 of 29 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 21-16 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Brady was involved in a few miscues, most significant of which was an interception early in the third quarter that helped Seattle get back in the game. However, he also threw for touchdowns of 31 and four yards -- his first multi-touchdown effort since Week 4 and only his second such performance on the season. Interestingly, the Buccaneers were heavily focused on the run game, which forced Brady to perform efficiently to post the solid line. That will be a storyline worth watching as Tampa Bay comes out of its bye week and into a Week 12 matchup against the Browns.
Nov 13, 2022 10:27 AM EST
Brady completed 36 of 58 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Rams.
Analysis: His only TD pass of the day came with nine seconds left in the fourth quarter, as the 45-year-old quarterback found rookie tight end Cade Otton for the winning score. Brady's 55th career game-winning drive came not too long after he passed 100,000 career passing yards, with both marks being NFL records. Tampa Bay's struggling run game has forced Brady to attempt at least 40 passes in seven straight games, but that high volume has produced only a 6.4 YPA and 8:0 TD:INT heading into a Week 10 clash with the Seahawks in Germany.
Nov 6, 2022 7:04 PM EST
Brady completed 26 of 44 passes for 325 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 27-22 loss to the Ravens on Thursday night. He also rushed once for one yard.
Analysis: Brady finished with yet another aesthetically pleasing stat line, albeit in yet another loss for the shockingly struggling Buccaneers. The future Hall of Famer and his teammates on the offensive side of the ball opened the game looking exceedingly sharp, with Brady leading Tampa Bay to 10 points over its first two possessions while netting 125 yards on 18 plays. However, the Bucs would go on to net all of 56 yards on their next five possessions while the Ravens worked their way from a 10-3 deficit to 17-13 lead. Brady did helm a pair of long drives that ended in field goals and one final 11-play march which culminated in an eight-yard touchdown toss to Julio Jones with 49 seconds left. While there are plenty of questions to answer for the entire offense, Brady is rewarding fantasy managers with a trio of 300-yard efforts in the last five games and a 9:1 TD:INT heading into a Week 9 road showdown against the Rams a week from Sunday.
Oct 27, 2022 8:44 PM EST
Brady completed 32 of 49 passes for 290 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Buccaneers' 20-3 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. He also rushed once for one yard and recovered a fumble.
Analysis: For the second straight week, Brady put up aesthetically pleasing numbers in an underwhelming performance for the Buccaneers offense. The future Hall of Famer took only one sack, stayed away from turnovers and connected with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin for a combined 16 completions and 139 yards, and yet somehow failed to lead the Bucs to a single touchdown. It was Brady's first game without a scoring toss since the Week 4 win over the Patriots last season, and he and his pass catchers are once again left searching for answers going into a short week ahead of a Week 8 interconference showdown with the Ravens on Thursday night.
Oct 23, 2022 1:18 PM EST
Brady completed 25 of 40 passes for 243 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 20-18 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. He also ran once for no gain and committed a fumble recovered by Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Brady and his pass catchers faced a Steelers secondary decimated by injury Sunday, and even though he generated respectable numbers and didn't commit any turnovers, the performance was a continuation of what has been a perplexingly sluggish start for the Buccaneers offense as a whole. Brady was able to connect with top targets Chris Godwin and Mike Evans on 10 occasions for 137 yards, but neither receiver found the end zone. Instead, Brady's one touchdown toss went to Leonard Fournette from 11 yards out late in the fourth quarter to cap off a mammoth 14-play, 73-yard drive. However, Brady would never get the ball back to attempt to mount a game-winning drive after that point, leaving him and the Bucs to try and atone in a Week 7 road divisional battle against the Panthers.
Oct 16, 2022 2:03 PM EST
Brady completed 35 of 52 passes for 351 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 21-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also netted minus-3 yards on three rushes and threw a two-point conversion pass.
Analysis: Brady's final stat line belies the overall inefficiency the air attack occasionally struggled with, but after starting the game 0-for-3, the future Hall of Famer sharpened up his overall play considerably. Brady checked down to Leonard Fournette a whopping 11 times overall, and he otherwise focused heavily on Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and rookie tight end Cade Otton on a day when he played with a short-handed receiving corps yet again. Brady's reputation may have well helped ensure the victory for the Buccaneers as well, considering he was the beneficiary of a highly questionable roughing the passer penalty on a third-down sack that would have given the Falcons the ball back down six with just under three minutes remaining. Brady has now thrown for 736 yards in his last two games alone, giving him plenty of momentum heading into a Week 6 road matchup against the Steelers.
Oct 9, 2022 1:56 PM EST
Brady (shoulder/finger) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Though Brady sat out Wednesday's session with right shoulder and right ring finger injuries, the absence ended up mirroring the regular veteran maintenance days he's expected to receive for the Buccaneers' first practice of every week this season. According to Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site, Brady said after Thursday's practice that his shoulder "feels great," and his ability to take every rep clears up any lingering concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Brady is coming off a season-best Week 4 performance in which he completed 39 of 52 pass attempts for 385 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to the Chiefs, but the Buccaneers essentially abandoned the run after falling into an early deficit. Expect a more balanced game plan Week 5, which will likely result in lesser passing volume for Brady.
Oct 6, 2022 1:43 PM EST
Brady (shoulder/finger) was spotted on the field during the open portion of Thursday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: A sore right shoulder as well as a pre-existing right ring finger injury kept Brady off the field Wednesday, but maintenance-based absences during the first practices of each week had already been the norm for the 45-year-old quarterback. Brady's return to practice a day later suggests his appearance on the Week 5 injury report isn't a major concern, though it's not yet clear if he'll go down as a limited or full participant Thursday. Sara Walsh of NFL Network notes that Brady didn't appear to have any restrictions while throwing the football, so he looks well on his way to starting Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Oct 6, 2022 9:11 AM EST
Brady (right shoulder/right finger) didn't practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Brady banged up his right ring finger Week 2 at New Orleans and now is dealing with a right shoulder concern. Wednesday's absence may be a maintenance-related for the 45-year-old quarterback, and he does have two more chances to mix into drills this week. As a result, Brady's status should continue to be watched to ensure he isn't in danger of sitting out Sunday against the Falcons.
Oct 5, 2022 1:38 PM EST
Brady completed 39 of 52 pass attempts for 385 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 41-31 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Tampa Bay fell behind big early, forcing offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to abandon the run game completely and rely solely on Brady's arm to climb back into the contest. It was a valiant effort from Tom Terrific and Co., but they ultimately fell short. It is worth noting that Brady appeared to be favoring his right shoulder after taking a big hit late in the first half. The 45-year-old didn't appear limited by the minor injury scare in the second half, so Brady's fantasy managers can breathe heading into a Week 5 tilt against Atlanta.
Oct 2, 2022 9:37 PM EST
Brady completed 31 of 42 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Packers.
Analysis: Brady saw Tampa Bay's offense struggle for much of Sunday's contest while without his top three wideouts. Still, the 45-year-old nearly led his team back to force overtime. While a one-yard touchdown to Russell Gage with 14 seconds left put the Buccaneers on the brink, a delay of game on their subsequent two-point conversion attempt hurt Brady's comeback chances and contributed toward a narrow defeat. As he now prepares for Week 4's matchup versus Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, Brady will be eager to get top wideout Mike Evans back from suspension and hope fellow targets Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) can return as well.
Sep 25, 2022 5:04 PM EST
Brady (right finger) practiced fully and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Analysis: On Monday, Brady said on his "Let's Go!" podcast that he hurt the ring finger on his right throwing hand during the Buccaneers' Week 2 win at New Orleans. At the time, he noted soreness would be the primary side effect, and indeed he was seen shaking that hand numerous times during the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, per Jenna Laine of ESPN.com. Still, Brady wasn't listed on the team's Week 3 injury report until Friday as a full participant. Brady's status thus isn't in question for Sunday, but he won't have Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) at his disposal, while running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and wide receivers Julio Jones (knee), Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) all are questionable to play.
Sep 23, 2022 3:35 PM EST
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