Tom Brady’s frustrations with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ performances have been on display for much of the season. Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers is certainly not going to help matters.
It was a brutal day for the Buccaneers’ offense, scoring just three points in an embarrassing loss to the Panthers, who came into the game with a 1-5 record on the year.
PJ Walker, who is starting at quarterback for Carolina in Baker Mayfield’s absence, iced the game in the fourth quarter with a 29-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tommy Tremble.
This touchdown put the Panthers up 21-3, which is what ended up being the final score in the game.
🚨MASSIVE NFL UPSET WATCH🚨
The Carolina Panthers lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-3 in the 4th quarter! pic.twitter.com/463x9zQdf1
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 23, 2022
The Panthers recently fired their coach, traded their top offensive player Christian McCaffrey, and played a backup quarterback in Walker, so it is certainly a brutal upset loss for the Buccaneers.
Many Tampa fans took to social media to express their disappointment in the poor performance on Sunday.
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers right now pic.twitter.com/vh3zGiPHtb
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) October 23, 2022
Tom Brady didn’t score a touchdown today. When’s the last time that happened??
— A.J. Martelli (@AJ_Martelli) October 23, 2022
Tom Brady losing ugly games & his supermodel wife. The greats rarely know when to call it quits.
— Jason Wolf🌵 (@JasonWolf) October 23, 2022
Only way that could have looked worse for Tom Brady is if the Panthers had started Giselle at quarterback.
— michael cruz kayne (@CruzKayne) October 23, 2022
There is no team in the NFL doing less with more than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Not just this week, either. Whole season.
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) October 23, 2022
Tampa Bay Buccaneers should just tank for Victor Wembanyama
— 73-9 and THEY LIED (@CuffsTheLegend) October 23, 2022
This loss marks the first time since 2002 that a team led by Brady has been under .500 this far into the season.
The last time Tom Brady was under .500 this far into the season (7 games in) was 20 years ago, when the 2002 Patriots lost four straight to fall to 3-4. The Patriots were also 3-4 after 7 games in 2001.
Brady's never been under .500 eight or more games into an NFL season.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 23, 2022
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished last season at 13-4. To see them have as many losses as last season at this point in the year is truly shocking.
Brady has notably been going through some real struggles in his personal life with his divorce from Gisele Bündchen being extremely public. It’s unclear if that is playing a factor, or if age may just be finally catching up to him, but the team needs to turn things around quickly.
The silver lining for this Buccaneers team is that they are shockingly still on top of the NFC South division despite their struggles.