No crew had a greater level differential in opposition to Tom Brady than the Saints

It’s lastly over. Tom Brady announced his retirement on Wednesday after spending many years on high of the NFL, however no crew had extra success in opposition to him than the New Orleans Saints. Brady posted the bottom level differential of his profession in opposition to the Saints in getting outscored by 31 factors.

For context, simply three groups outscored Brady in his profession — the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have been next-best (-20), adopted by the San Francisco 49ers (-8), with Brady’s previous New England Patriots crew coming near breaking even (2). Brady outscored each different crew within the league by 7 or extra factors in his long term as a professional.

That’s spectacular by New Orleans. However the Saints additionally created extra unfavourable performs by Brady than many different opponents. They sacked him 30 occasions in 11 video games, the fourth-highest sacks complete of all opposing defenses; his former AFC East rivals, who he performed extra usually, took a lead there with 66 sacks in 36 video games by the Miami Dolphins, 64 sacks in 36 video games by the Buffalo Payments, and 56 sacks in 37 video games by the New York Jets.

It extends to takeaways, too. The Saints protection intercepted Brady 12 occasions in 11 video games; the Dolphins had 27 interceptions, the Payments had 25, and the Jets had 16, as did the Indianapolis Colts in 15 video games. Brady fumbled 7 occasions in 11 video games with the Saints and Chiefs. The Denver Broncos had 10 fumbles in 14 video games. The Jets and Payments had 14 every, and the the Dolphins had 16.

Whew. The Saints bought the higher of him virtually each time they shared the sector. It’s a disgrace Brady didn’t come to the NFC South sooner. Right here’s to a contented and fulfilling retirement for him.


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