What Superbowls Did Tom Brady Lose?

We all know that Tom Brady is considered to be the best quarterback of all time. Throughout his career, he went to seven super bowls winning four and losing only three of them.

Tom Brady’s three Superbowl losses came at the hands of Eli Manning’s Giants in the 2007 season, Eli Manning’s Giants a second time in the 2011 season, and the Nick Foles led Eagles in the 2017 season.

Super Bowl XLII (2008 Superbowl) Vs The Giants

Of all Tom Brady’s Superbowl losses this game is decisively the most famous. This was Brady’s first loss in a Superbowl. But more importantly, this Superbowl is considered to be one of the biggest upsets in professional sports.

Entering this game the Patriots had a shot at the perfect season. They had won all sixteen of their regular-season games and were the first team to ever do so.

By the time they reached the Superbowl, the Patriots were 18-0 on the season. The Giants on the other hand went 10-6 in the regular season and made the playoffs as a wild card.

At the time an NFC wildcard team had never won a Superbowl. This resulted in the game being heavily favoured towards the Patriots with the Tom Brady’s team being twelve point favourites.

The game itself really came to life in the fourth quarter. The score was 14-10 for the Patriots as the Giants started their final drive. The Giants were on their own seventeen-yard line with only two minutes and thirty-nine seconds remaining.

On this drive, David Tyree made his infamous helmet catch on third down for a thirty two yard gain. The Giants went on to score the winning touchdown with only thirty-five seconds left.

This marked Tom Brady’s first Superbowl loss and arguably the greatest Superbowl of all time.

Super Bowl XLVI ( 2012 Superbowl ) Vs The Giants

Superbowl XLVI was Tom Brady’s second Superbowl matchup against Eli Manning and the Giants.

This year the Patriots went 13-3 in the regular season meaning they weren’t quite as big favourites to win the game. That being said the Giants went 9-7 in the regular season and became the team with the lowest winning percentage to win a Superbowl.

The Giants started the game well scoring the first nine points. Though after taking this early lead the Patriots responded by scoring seventeen straight points to take an eight-point lead.

The Giants then widdled down the Patriot’s lead by scoring two field goals in the third quarter. The Giant’s defense was able to shut out the patriots for the entire fourth quarter.

The game was decided was the Giants capped off an eighty-eight-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown rush. The touchdown was scored by Ahmad Bradshaw with only fifty-seven seconds left in the game.

This was Tom Brady’s second Superbowl loss and the second time he had lost to Eli Manning and the Giants.

Super Bowl LII ( 2018 Superbowl ) Vs The Eagles

Super Bowl LII was Tom Brady’s third and final Superbowl loss of his career. Throughout the regular season, both the Patriots and the Eagles had 13-3 records.

Though late in the regular season Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went down with an ACL injury. At the time Wentz was the favourite to win the MVP trophy meaning this was a huge loss for the Eagles.

Backup quarterback Nick Foles took over the starting job and led the team through the playoffs to the Superbowl.

This game was one of the highest-scoring Superbowl games of all time with the final scoring being 41-33 for the eagles. This game also set the record for the most yards gained by the offense and the fewest punts.

Late in the game, Tom Brady had a chance at a game-winning drive. Though ultimately Brady was sacked, he then fumbled which was recovered by the Eagles. The Eagles then scored a field goal to go up by eight points.

The Patriots had one more shot which included a hail mary pass which ultimately came up incomplete.


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