Tom Brady became the first QB in the history of the NFL to start a game in three different countries. Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10 at the Allianz Arena in Munich as the league plays it’s first-ever match in Germany.
This is also the first international game in the National Football League which pits two division leaders against each other.
Brady has earlier started international games as a QB in 2009 and 2012 in the United Kingdom and in 2017 in Mexico City when he played for the New England Patriots.
Playing in London in 2009, the 45-year-old’s previous team absolutely thrashed his current team, 35-7, where the quarterback threw three touchdown passes and two interceptions, passing for more than 300 yards. Three years later, his team played at the same venue again, this time demolishing the St. Louis Rams (now Los Angeles Rams) by a score of 45-7. The QB had four TDs with zero interceptions while throwing for his usual above 300 yards.
The three-time league MVP did not disappoint in his first appearance in the North American city of Mexico, beating the Oakland Raiders who are currently known as the Las Vegas Raiders, completing 81% of his 37 passes for 339 yards and three TDs in 33-8 win.
Seattle Seahawks are atop the NFC West division with a surprising 6-3 record, considering they traded long-term QB, Russell Wilson, to Denver Broncos and made Geno Smith their starting player at the same spot.
Buccaneers are not having the season they expected it to be. Even though they lead the NFC South division over the Atlanta Falcons, they have had issues of their own this year. Seven-time Super Bowl winner, Brady has not been at his absolute best as he had to deal with multiple off-field issues that even included him having to part ways with his wife, Gisele Bündchen.