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Buccaneers’ Tom Brady becomes NFL’s most-sacked quarterback

Buccaneers’ Tom Brady becomes NFL’s most-sacked quarterback

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Oct 28
SW Creative
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady became the most sacked quarterback in NFL history in his team’s 27-22 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football.

Brady was sacked twice at the end of the first half. The first sack tied him with former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at 554 sacks, while the second sack earned him the record as the NFL’s most-sacked quarterback.

That record setting 556th sack came near the end of the fourth quarter when Ravens’ outside linebacker Justin Houston delivered the blow.

The veteran quarterback blamed his waning physical capabilities as a reason, saying that age has taken its toll.

With the defeat, Tampa Bay is now 3-5 so far this season. Brady also dropped to two games below .500 for the first time since 1998 when he played for the Michigan Wolverines, according to The Athletic.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion admitted the team has been struggling this year, with scoring remaining the biggest problem.

“We’ve struggled pretty much at everything,” he said. “Red area. Third down. Run game. Two-point plays. Backed up. Start of (the) third quarter, Just didn’t play well enough to win. Give them credit. They played good. Certainly better than we did.”

Brady has been in the NFL for over 20 seasons. The loss was the first time Brady has sustained three consecutive defeats as a pro since the 2002 season with the New England Patriots.

“I don’t think you can erase what happened the last eight weeks,” said Brady, who made his NFL debut in 2000. “We’ve gotta dig deep, see what we’re all about, come to work, try to improve, and give ourselves a better chance to win.”

Next up, the Bucs will host the reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams on November 6.

"I'd like to actually thank my complete lack of agility and speed for allowing me to knock on the door of this very esteemed NFL record. Like we always say, some things get better with age. I think the feeling you get when you're sacked is not one of those."

- Tom Bray

  • Tom Brady

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League . He spent his first twenty seasons with the New England Patriots,

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida.

  • Baltimore Ravens

    The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore.

  • Ben Roethlisberger

    Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. , nicknamed "Big Ben", is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.