Never Doubt Tom Brady

Previewing Tom Brady's Super Bowl performance
Samuel Farley
Mon, January 28, 3:12 PM

All eyes will be on Tom Brady this Super Bowl Sunday in Atlanta. That isn't usual, the 41-year old has grown used to being in the public eye, every aspect of his 6'4 frame analysed for any sign of age setting in. Franchise loyalties and differing eras always make any discussion of who is the greatest, very difficult. If number 12 were to add another Super Bowl winners ring, to the five he already owns, then the argument that Brady is the GOAT becomes increasingly hard to ignore.

 

Brady has been at the top of his profession for nearly two decades now, reguarly proving clutch-moments and delivering an endless stream of awards to New England. Alongside his 5 Super Bowl wins in 8, soon to be 9, appearances, he has 4 Super Bowl MVP awards, 3 regular season MVP awards, 14 Pro Bowl appearances and 9 AFC Championship titles.

 

His career has frequently felt like a movie, each season providing new twists and turns, from being drafted 199th overall to the game winning drive in OT over the Chiefs less than two weeks ago. Although Brady told ESPN that there was "zero chance" of him retiring this season, it's impossible not to wonder if this will be his last Super Bowl appearance. Let's check how the bookmakers think Super Bowl LIII will unfold for the quarterback.

 

Will Brady get his sixth Super Bowl ring?:

TB12 is -139 to be on the winning side this Sunday, with the Pats 2.5 favorites over the Rams.

 

Will Brady score?:

With 18 passing TDs in the 8 Super Bowl appearances he's had since 2001 there is one glaring ommission, Brady still hasn't scored himself, famously dropping a pass in last year's loss to the Eagles. He's rushed for two TDs this season, he's +750 to score anytime this Sunday, or alternatively +4500 to get the first, or last, touchdown.

 

He's going to win another Super Bowl MVP isn't he?:

At +110 he's the current favorite and if the Patriots win it'll be hard to see anybody else getting the honor unless Brady has a bad day and Belichick leans on the running game to get the win.

 

Will he have more passing yards than Jared Goff?:

The books have him ahead at -139 to Goff at +105. Brady's over/under is set at 299.5 yards, which seems generous considering he passes for 505 yards in last season's loss.

 

Will we see a vintage passing performance?:

A look at the prices shows that the bookies expect Brady to pass for 2 TDs, with over 2.5 being priced at +175 and under 1.5 marignally shorter at +150. The line on Interceptions sits at 0.5, with the over at -125 and under at -106.

 

Brady is also -125 to have a passing completion percentage of Over 67.5. It shouldn't come as a surprise that Brady is favored to have the higher passing rating, with the line on that market set at 99.5.

 

Will we see the famous Brady QB sneak?:

After finally breaking 1000 rushing yards in week 5 of his 19th season you may want to bet on Brady adding to his lofting rushing total. Brady is -143 to finish the game with Over 0.5 rushing yards. For the sake of comparison his teammate Sony Michel's rushing line is set at 80.5.

 

By Sam Farley

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