For Tom Brady, “It’s win or go home” for the 48th time

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The Buccaneers host the Cowboys later tonight. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady knows the stakes better than anyone, given that it’s the 48th time he’s played in a postseason game.

“Just excited to go play,” Brady said on the latest episode of his Let’s Go podcast on SiriusXM, which Brady recorded earlier today. “We put a lot into this season. We’ve had our fair share of ups and downs but we had a really great week of practice. We’re pretty healthy and I’m excited to see how we show up and play tonight against a really good football team. I certainly like our chances out there against anybody when we’re healthy and we play well. And now you just gotta go do it because, you know, you watched these games this past weekend, some teams played really well, like the Niners and they just dominated. Other teams didn’t play well and lost. Buffalo didn’t play that well and they figured out how to win. So anything can happen out there in playoff football and it’s truly a one game season. It’s win or go home.”

Indeed it is. And Brady obviously hopes to win this one and then three more, capping it all with another championship.

“I hope so,” Brady said. “It’s going to take a lot for us this year and we’ve got a tough one against the Cowboys who are gonna make it tough on us this game. So they’re all tough at this point. There’s very little margin of error and there’s a lot of crazy moments in NFL football that have taken place in the playoffs. I’ve been a part of a lot of those crazy games. We saw some already this weekend, you know, the play [in the Cincinnati-Baltimore game] where they’re going in to score and [Tyler Huntley] dives over the top, next thing you know it’s a 98-yard touchdown for the Bengals. So it’s improbable plays, it’s incredible comebacks, it’s everything you could want in sports and live sports, which is why everyone loves tuning in and watching incredible athletes perform at the highest level.”

Indeed we do. It’s been a great opening slate of playoffs, and for the second straight year it will be capped with a Monday night game. Last year’s Cardinals-Rams game to cap the three-day wild-card weekend wasn’t very entertaining. Here’s hoping that tonight’s will be a lot more compelling.

31 responses to “For Tom Brady, “It’s win or go home” for the 48th time

  1. The cowboys better play against the GOAT for every second of the game tonight. Maybe even a few seconds after the game ends…that’s how good he is.

  2. Still not happy about a Monday night game in the playoffs giving the team a short week for the divisional round. Would rather see 3 games sat and 3 Sunday.

  3. I’ve seen it so many times before, I just have a feeling the Bucs are gonna come out and win this game. Dallas has looked sloppy and Tampa is getting healthier and Brady is like Michael Myers, you just can’t get rid of him.

  4. It’s the 48th time for Brady. Since he left N.E., it’s just go home for Belechick.

  5. Cowboy’s bad game against Washington, Tampa looking good against Carolina sets up perfectly for a Cowboy win. Final nail in the Bucs coffin on a lousy season.

  6. He’s one solid hit away from retirement. The GOAT should go. Father time is undefeated

  7. Good luck to both teams but are the Cowboys the Vikings of the NFCE? Maybe, maybe not.

  8. Let’s not forget what Brady gave us for 20 years, made us all better and A ask any QB who that modelled themselves on? Guess who?

  9. Heading for the 4th quarter,and still waiting for the Bucs to show up. This is one bad team.

  10. Ok, Ok, Bucks haven’t turned up, Why?
    Already know Brady is going somewhere else next season? (Vagas)?

  11. Go home Tom, and please spare us, dont come back, go talk on TV for 30+mil. We will never be free as football fans of Tom Brady, never. This is like an episode of the twilight zone, “The QB who never goes Away”.

  12. Bradygirl12
    Regardless, someone better will always emerge, so don’t worry about the future, its already been devined

  13. Just my opinion…Brady already has something in the works with another team for next season. Why would he quit now when he is free of his ex hounding him to retire? He is too addicted to football to stop.

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