With Tom Brady’s expected move to the Buccaneers seemingly imminent, it appears that a historic era of Ravens football is over.
The Buccaneers aren’t scheduled to play the Ravens until the 2022 season — a year that Brady would begin at 45-years-old. Should he play that long, the Ravens would face him yet another time in their storied rivalry.
But if this is the end of the line for the Ravens and Brady in the regular season, it was one of the team’s best rivalries.
The rivalry began in 2007 when the Ravens nearly ended the Patriots’ perfect regular season — with some controversy involved.
All-time, the Ravens have gone 4-8 against Brady, though they’ve gone 2-2 against him in the playoffs. Brady went 20-4 in the playoffs at home, and the Ravens gave him two of those losses.
Historically, Brady played well against the Ravens in the regular season. He posted a 6-2 record and threw for 10 touchdowns, five interceptions and a completion percentage of 60 percent. In the playoffs, though, Brady had trouble dealing with the Ravens.
He completed 58.8 percent of his passes and threw for six touchdowns and eight interceptions. He and the Patriots went 2-2 against the Ravens all-time in the playoffs — including a win in the 2012 AFC Championship Game where Brady threw for zero touchdowns and got the win regardless.
Brady has publicly feuded with Terrell Suggs and shown great respect for both Ray Lewis and Ed Reed on the field. Brady once even wore his quarterback wristband labeled with the phrase, ‘find 20 on every play.’
While there were big moments and even more storied games, it appears that Brady’s time against the Ravens has come to an end. And if it’s officially over, the Ravens and Patriots rivalry with Brady at the helm won’t soon be forgotten.
That is, of course, unless the Ravens and Buccaneers meet each other in the Super Bowl. Then all bets are off.
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