Tom Brady praises Bucs defense for efforts vs. Brees, Rodgers, Mahomes

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Tom Brady won MVP honors, but he wasn’t the MVP.

Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was the real MVP for a game plan that held a Patrick Mahomes offense to nine points and without a touchdown. It was the fewest points ever for a Mahomes offense, with 13 the previous low.

Mahomes had averaged 36.1 points in the postseason in games he started and finished in his career.

The Bucs, after a 27-24 loss to the Chiefs in Week 12, had a game plan that held the Chiefs to 350 yards and kept them out of the end zone.

After beating Taylor Heinicke in his second career start in the wild-card round, the Bucs beat Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Mahomes to win the second Super Bowl in team history.

“They stepped up to the challenge,” Brady said. “You go up against a guy like Pat, an incredible player, and Aaron, MVP. Two weeks ago, they played incredible. And then, Drew they played great. They just stepped up. They rose to the occasion. We needed it, because we were extremely talented offenses. Just so happy we all came to play tonight.”

Brees, Rodgers and Mahomes combined for 55 points and went 78-of-131 for 750 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions against the Bucs.

16 responses to “Tom Brady praises Bucs defense for efforts vs. Brees, Rodgers, Mahomes

  1. What was wrong with that KC Oline??? My Saints did ok versus that Bucs pass rush but KC got beat worse than anybody Ive ever seen in an SB. The Bucs looked better than the mighty Giants front 4 did in 07 or 11

  2. Defense carrying Brady to a Super Bowl?

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before………………..

  3. It seemed like a jailbreak rush from TB all night. Even the tackles were getting back there …

  4. D-line against backups and a key strategy to play deep zone won this game, helped by the Chiefs D making mistakes. Brady was efficient and mistake free, and that won them the game.

  5. It is more like this year few teams had good defense and lot of teams had key players injured or chose to sit. Look at passer rating near hundred and close to 10 QBs scored around 40 touchdowns . Then they faced a good defense. And result is what we saw in playoffs 😀

  6. What was wrong with that KC Oline??? My Saints did ok versus that Bucs pass rush but KC got beat worse than anybody Ive ever seen in an SB. The Bucs looked better than the mighty Giants front 4 did in 07 or 11
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    Vita Vea happen, he is a force inside and on the edge. KC did not have their tackles and a guard but 2 weeks to prep. GB fans were talking their oline up too but Shaq and JPP made that look easy. Vea returned in that game made some solid plays, also secondary covered well.

  7. While Brady may be the GOAT, there is no way he was the reason The Buc’s won the playoff games games. It was the Buc’s defensive line and linebackers…..period. Other than Washington, if you swap QB’s in those games, the Buc’s likely win by a larger margin. If you give Brady as much pressure as his counterparts had, he likely throws more interceptions than they did. Those games were a matter of who had all day to scan the field and pass, and who had somebody in their face from the moment they took the snap.

  8. Everyone talked so much smack about the Packers when they lost by 5, but then TB goes in and lays that whopping on the defending champs…makes you realize just how good they are. And that defense. Easy to win games when the defense only allows 3 fg’s. They’ve really come together and will be scary next year.

  9. As great as Brady IS…in his last two Super Bowls his defenses have given up a total of 12 points. Let that sink in. TEN POINTS was enough to beat his opposition in his last two Super Bowl games.

    Shout out to Brian Flores (13-3 win over a strong Rams offense) and Todd Bowles (31-9 over the defending SB champions).

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