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How Many Super Bowls Has Tom Brady Lost?

Despite being called the greatest of all time, just like all NFL players, Tom Brady knows what it’s like to be on the losing side. I bet you’re wondering, “how many super bowls has Tom Brady lost?” Brady has lost three Super Bowls already as the quarterback of the New England Patriots.[1]

Key takeaways

  • Tom Brady has lost 3 Super Bowl games so far.
  • He was defeated in Super Bowl XLII by the New York Giants, Super Bowl XLVI by the New York Giants, and Super Bowl LII by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Although he has won six times, Brady expressed his perspective on losing during his appearance on WEEi’s “Mut & Callahan” show. He mentioned that losing takes a real toll on players, and it’s something they have to remember for the rest of their lives.

“All these losses are tough. Every one that you have you remember forever. This is a new team, new season, and it is a different game. Certainly, because it happened just a year ago, you still remember some of those emotions as opposed to 12 years ago when we lost in ’07. Those are still a little bit fresh. We just realize everything we have to put into it. If you get to this game and you don’t perform to your best and you don’t perform well enough to win, you just kick yourself for the rest of your life. I don’t think anyone wants to go through that,”

Brady said. 

He also added, “Hopefully, we learned that lesson, and hopefully, that serves as some motivation. The whole point of this week is to win the game. If you win it, you’ll have something to celebrate for the rest of your life. If you don’t, it will be some mental scar tissue that you’ll have to deal with the rest of your life.”

Here’s a brief overview of Tom Brady’s loss: 

  • XLII: Giants (17) VS Patriots (14)
  • XLVI: Giants (21) VS Patriots (17)
  • LII: Eagles (41) VS Patriots (33)

Years And Matches Tom Brady Has Lost

The first time Brady lost a game was during his team’s two Super Bowl appearances after the 2007 and 2011 seasons, both against the New York Giants. The third time he lost was when the Patriots fell 41–33 to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl last 2018. 

New England Patriots VS New York Giants – 2007

The Giants used an impressive display of defensive fronts that the Patriots weren’t ready for. The offensive line didn’t hold up, and Brady was tackled five times.

According to Brady, “The first play of the game should have been a touchdown. We ran a screen. I turned and threw the ball and didn’t see where our running back was and didn’t complete the pass. We ended up scoring on that drive anyway, but it took longer than I would have hoped.”

New England Patriots VS New York Giants – 2012

The game didn’t start the way New England expected it to. The Patriots started their first possession on their own 6-yard line when a Giants punt was forced. Brady was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone on their team’s first offensive play of the game. This resulted in a safety and a 2-0 Giants lead.

Brady claimed, “We just came up a little bit short. I think we had a couple of missed opportunities out there. Every guy in the locker room wishes he could have done a little bit more.”

New England Patriots VS Philadelphia Eagles – 2018

It’s pretty obvious that the Eagles fought like hell to pressure Tom Brady throughout the game. They’ve been successful with their plan so far as Brady was trying to lead yet another game-winning drive. Defensive end Brandon Graham pushed his way into the pocket and knocked the ball from Brady’s hand, and Derek Barnett—his teammate—recovered the fumble with just 2:16 remaining. It was the game’s first-ever turnover for the Patriots.

Tom Brady posted on his Instagram, “It has taken me a few days to reflect on our SB loss as well as the great season our team had. There are many emotions when you come up short of your goal. And they are all part of learning and growing in this journey of life. Learning turns everything into a positive. And the number one feeling I have had the past 4 days is gratitude.” 

Below is an overview of Tom Brady’s victory:

  • XXXVI: Patriots (20) VS Rams (17)
  • XXXVIII: Patriots (32) VS Panthers (29)
  • XXXIX: Patriots (24) VS Eagles (21)
  • XLIX: Patriots (28) VS Seahawks (24)
  • LI: Patriots (34) VS Falcons (28, OT)
  • LIII: Patriots (13) VS Rams (3)

Find out how many rings Tom Brady has in this article.

Final Words 

Overall, Tom Brady is known to be a very good quarterback. He has achieved a lot of things that very few passers ever will. All quarterbacks should be compared to him because he is the standard talented quarterback in the NFL. So whether he wins or losses, his accomplishments will not magically disappear or diminish. 

What can you say about this? Do you think Tom Brady is still the greatest even when he has experienced losing? Comment your opinion now, we’d love to hear from you.


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