Tom Brady’s incredible three-year streak without throwing a redzone interception has ended. It was snapped by the Cowboys’ defense during Monday night’s NFC Wild Card Game in Tampa Bay.
On a 2nd-and-goal from the 5-yard line, Brady threw an ill-advised pass into the back of the end zone. Dallas’ Jayron Kearse picked off the pass and ended the Buccaneers’ drive.
It was the first time since 2019 that Brady had thrown an interception in the redzone. He had thrown 410 pass attempts inside the 20 during that time.
For the past three years, Brady has been as close to automatic in the redzone as it gets. His teams have almost always come away with points in those situations.
He couldn’t have picked a worse time for the streak to end.
Brady and the Bucs squeaked into the playoffs, winning a dreadful NFC South Division. Tampa Bay closed the year with an 8-9 record.
Fans Talking Tom Brady, Mike McCarthy
Tom Brady’s redzone interception streak was one major talking point during Sunday night’s NFC Wild Card Game. The other? Mike McCarthy’s incredible sweatshirt.
The Dallas Cowboys head coach sported a sweatshirt with one of the team’s old-school logos, the galloping cowboys. It was a huge hit on social media.
Some fans tried to figure out the origins of the logo.
Some fans really didn’t care about the history and just soaked it all in.
Even Tampa Bay fans loved McCarthy’s sweatshirt during Monday night’s game. That’s how you know it’s good, right?
There will probably be several more talking points once the game concludes, but Brady’s redzone pick and McCarthy’s sweatshirt stole the show during the contest.
You know, the really important things.