Tom Brady fell just short of breaking an NFL record set by Aaron Rodgers during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday.
Last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended their three-game losing streak after quarterback Tom Brady led a game-winning drive in the closing seconds against the Los Angeles Rams. This week, the Buccaneers traveled to Munich, Germany looking to build a winning streak as they faced the Seattle Seahawks.
The Buccaneers picked up the 21-16 victory over the Seahawks on Sunday. During the game, however, Brady almost made NFL history. He was three throws short of setting the NFL record for most consecutive passes thrown without an interception. The record was held by Aaron Rodgers with 402, which he set back in 2018.
This statistic comes courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info.
Tom Brady falls just short of Aaron Rodgers’ most consecutive passes without an interception
Brady actually held that record before Rodgers passed him. From Week 7 in 2010 until Week 1 in 2011, Brady had thrown 358 consecutive passes when he was the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.
The interception occurred late in the fourth quarter, where Brady targeted star wide receiver Mike Evans. The pass was picked off by linebacker Cody Barton.
Brady’s mistake did have some consequences, as the Seahawks reached the end zone eight plays later on a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Geno Smith to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.
Yet, the Buccaneers were able to kill the remaining 3:58 in the game after picking up four first-downs.
Brady was oh so close to regaining a record he previously held, but credit where credit is due, Barton showcased tremendous hops to catch the pass intended for Evans.
However, Brady was able to reach another elusive NFL record with the win as he remains undefeated in international games.
Brady may not have bested Rodgers to reclaim his interception-less streak, but he still came away with a win and yet another NFL record.