Brees and Brady Highlight A Great Weekend Of NFL Games

Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season features a slew of interesting matchups, beginning with Thursday’s Packers at 49ers NFC Championship Game rematch in Santa Clara.

Looking ahead to Sunday, the slate of contests include the 5-2 Ravens visiting the 5-2 Colts, the 6-1 Seahawks traveling cross-country to battle the 6-2 Bills and the QB of the future ballgame, with Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins heading to the desert to take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. This all leads up to Sunday night’s marquee showdown between Drew Brees and the Saints and Tom Brady and the Buccaneers (I almost wrote Patriots, but quickly corrected myself).

What else can you say about Brees and Brady? The two living legends sit one and two in career pass completions, passing yards and touchdowns, with Brees leading the first two categories and Brady owning the TD mark. Amazingly, entering Sunday night’s clash, Brady possesses 561 career TD throws, while Brees sits just one behind at 560.

Now in his 20th NFL campaign, Brees’ career resume boasts of one Super Bowl victory and Super Bowl MVP honor, along with a whopping 13 Pro Bowl appearances.

And then there is Brady, who one could easily argue is the greatest player in NFL history. The 43-year-old San Francisco Bay Area native has appeared in nine Super Bowls, amid coming out as world champion in six of those big games. He is a four-time Super Bowl MVP, three-time league MVP and 14-time Pro Bowler.

After spending his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, Brady is flying high in Tampa, already throwing 20 TD passes, with just 4 interceptions.

Current NFL odds for NFL Week 9 list the Bucs as a -210 favorites in this NFC South matchup. Looking back to their previous Week 1 encounter, Brees and the Saints came out on top of Brady and company 34-23, though the Bucs are a vastly improved squad in the nearly two months since the two teams last met.