Tom Brady Officially Passed the Baton in Buccaneers’ Latest Loss

Tom Brady Officially Passed the Baton in Buccaneers’ Latest Loss

As the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback showed Sunday evening in Tampa Bay, Burrow just finds ways to win. Brady entered Sunday 89-0 in his career with a 17-point lead at home.

 

 

Burrow was the Bengals’ calming force amid the chaos of falling behind by double-digits, as Brady departed the arena 89-1.

 

 

Tom Brady Officially Passed the Baton in Buccaneers’ Latest Loss

 

 

While Brady left Raymond James Stadium on Sunday with his first career home loss after leading 17-0, Burrow and the Bengals boarded a plane to Cincinnati at 10-4, in sole possession of the AFC North lead, and one of the hottest teams in the league.

Cincinnati’s 34-23 victory was forged by a furious second-half comeback, by playing every snap of the 3rd quarter from the positive side of the 50-yard line.

 

 

More importantly by converting 4 turnovers into 24 unanswered points. As an NFC East scout told Heavy, the three words to describe Burrow are “cool, calm, and collected.”

 

 

Tom Brady Officially Passed the Baton in Buccaneers’ Latest Loss

 

 

There might not be a better quarterback in the NFL at manipulating coverage from the pocket than Burrow, who boasts some of the best mechanics in the sport.

Never was that more evident than an eight-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase with 12:49 remaining in the 4th quarter, when Burrow’s quick release hit Chase at the goal line for his 30th touchdown pass of the season.

Burrow’s Bengals have now won six consecutive games, with victories over the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans, AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs, and Brady’s NFC South-leading Buccaneers over that span.

Tom Brady Officially Passed the Baton in Buccaneers’ Latest Loss

“Joe Burrow is so hard to beat because he’s so poised,” an AFC scouting director told Heavy following Sunday’s game. “He doesn’t panic, and they have built a roster with lots of good players around him.” Nearly flawless in the second half, Burrow finished 27-of-39 passing for 200 yards with 4 touchdowns to 1 interception.

By contrast, Brady tossed a pair of interceptions, as Lou Anarumo’s defense held the Buccaneers’ offense scoreless in the second half, until a garbage time touchdown with 52 seconds remaining after the outcome had already been decided.

Sunday in Tampa, Burrow authored the kind of performance that doesn’t just go a long way towards defining his legacy, but offers hope in Cincinnati the Bengals can make a legitimate run at a first Lombardi.

Tom Brady Officially Passed the Baton in Buccaneers’ Latest Loss

Perhaps the best way to evaluate Burrow is by the words he jokingly said after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 37-30 without Chase; “I am who I thought I was.” You have to think Brady has said the same to himself hundreds of times over his career.

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