The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are leading the Baltimore Ravens, 10-3, at halftime in a game that they need to win in the worst way.
The Buccaneers were able to get off to a hot start by scoring on their first offensive drive of the game, but things quickly cooled as they gained just 32-yards on final three drives of the first half, as compared to 120-yards on their first two drives that resulted in 10 points.
It looked like the Buccaneers were going to put points on the board before halftime after wide receiver Mike Evans caught a ridiculous 28-yard throw from Tom Brady, but Brady was sacked two plays later by longtime veteran Justin Houston on a 2nd and 5 that forced a 3rd and 14.
That sack tied Brady with former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the most times sacked in NFL history.
And unfortunately for Brady, it didn’t take much longer for him to own the record all by himself.
Houston sacked Brady again on the very next play. The sack obviously killed the drive and forced the Buccaneers to punt the ball away.
This is obviously a record Brady doesn’t want to own, but it’s one he was inevitably going to own, no matter what. That’s what happens when you play 20+ years in the NFL.
In Brady’s defense: Including this year, he’s played five more seasons than Roethlisberger, who was drafted in 2004.
Brady was drafted in 2000, in case a reminder was required.
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