In 18 NFL seasons, Tom Brady has won 222 games, five Super Bowls and four MVPs. You can’t stop the future Hall of Famer, you can only hope to contain him. One way to limit Brady is with pressure.
As Mike Tyson once said, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” The secret to beating Brady is a strong pass rush. One of Brady’s most notable playoff losses came against the Giants in Super Bowl XLII when the G-Men sacked the Patriots’ quarterback five times. Since the 2007 season, the Patriots have won 85.2% of their games when Brady gets sacked one or fewer times, but the win rates drops to 61.9% if the quarterback hits the ground four or more times.
How is Brady’s ATS performance impacted when he does (and doesn’t) get sacked?