The fates of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and the German national team seem to be linked ever since the seven-time Super Bowl winner visited Munich a couple of weeks ago to play and win the first NFL regular season game in that European country.
TB12 and the Bucs faced the Cleveland Browns as part of NFL Week 12 at the same time that Germany was playing for its life against the Spanish national team as part of the second day of Group E at Qatar 2022, the results for both were not necessarily the best.
Tom Brady’s undefeated streak comes to an end
The former husband of Brazilian top model Gisele Bündchen snapped an unbeaten streak of 218 career games in which he went into the final two minutes with a lead of seven points or more by falling in overtime by a score of 23-17 to the Browns.
Meanwhile, Germany struggled to a 1-1 draw in the final minutes against Spain to stay alive ahead of the last day of the group stage, but now they must beat Costa Rica, because if they draw or lose they are eliminated.
It is worth remembering that since the 1938 World Cup in France, Germany had not gone without a victory in the first two games of the World Cup and if we take into account the three games they played in Russia 2018, they have only one win in their last five World Cup games after being crowned in Brazil 2014.
Tom Brady and Germany play for their lives next
Despite their 5-6 losing record, Tampa Bay still leads the NFC South, but things continue to get more complicated than ever in their 23-year run.
English striker Gary Lineker once said, “Soccer is an 11 vs. 11 sport where Germany always wins,” perhaps if he had been born in the United States he would say, “Football is an 11 vs. 11 sport where Tom Brady always wins,” and in both cases he would be wrong today.