Brady and Brees faceoff for the eighth time in their careers on Sunday.
For the first time in their career in the NFL, Tom Brady and Drew Brees will go head-to-head in the playoffs. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints host Tom Brady’s Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional Round. What's at stake? The chance to appear in the NFC Championship Game!
Head-to-head career stats:
Brady and Brees hold the top two spots in some of the all-time career stats. Brees holds the all-time records for most passing yards with 80,358 and completions at 7,142, with Brady in second with 79,204 yards and 6,778 completions .Brady’s got the edge on Brees in passing touchdowns, however. And the former Patriot holds the record for most passing touchdowns in a career with 581, while Brees is 10 behind him at 571. The two veterans actually traded the lead for most passing touchdowns in a career during the 2020 season up until Brees’ injured ribs caused him to miss some time. Brady has also played 14 more total games that Brees.
Sunday’s matchup will be the eighth time Brady and Brees have gone up against each other in their careers. While Brady is the most-winning quarterback in NFL history, Brees actually has the edge in head-to-head matchups. Brees’s teams are 5-2 all-time against Brady’s teams, including two wins against Brady’s Buccaneers this season.
The Saints will host the Buccaneers on Sunday at 5:40ET on FOX. The Saints are a 3-point favorite.