How Many Wild Card Games Has Tom Brady Played In?

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By Monica Bates

Tom Brady is one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history, having won seven Super Bowl championships and numerous other accolades. Over the course of his career, he has played in a number of playoff games, including several Wild Card games. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how many Wild Card games Tom Brady has played in and how he has fared in these matchups.

What are Wild Card games?

Before we dive into the specifics of Tom Brady’s Wild Card game record, let’s first define what Wild Card games are. The NFL playoffs consist of twelve teams – six from each conference – that compete in a single-elimination tournament to determine the league champion.

The four division winners from each conference automatically qualify for the playoffs, while the remaining two spots are awarded to the teams with the best records who did not win their division. These two additional teams are known as Wild Cards.

Tom Brady’s Wild Card game record

So how many Wild Card games has Tom Brady played in? To date, he has played in four Wild Card games throughout his career. Here is a breakdown of those matchups:

  • 2001 season: In his second year in the league, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a 5-11 record and a playoff berth as a Wild Card team. In their first game against the Oakland Raiders, they famously won on an Adam Vinatieri field goal in overtime after a controversial call involving an apparent fumble by Brady.
  • 2009 season: After missing most of the previous season with an injury, Tom Brady returned to lead the Patriots to an impressive 10-6 record and another playoff berth as a Wild Card team.

    Unfortunately for them, they were upset by the Baltimore Ravens in their first playoff game.

  • 2010 season: The following year, Tom Brady and the Patriots once again qualified for the playoffs as a Wild Card team. This time they made it to the Divisional Round before losing to the New York Jets.
  • 2020 season: In his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady led the team to an 11-5 record and a Wild Card playoff berth. They won their first game against the Washington Football Team before going on to win three more games en route to winning Super Bowl LV.

How has Tom Brady performed in Wild Card games?

Overall, Tom Brady has a record of 4-0 in Wild Card games. He has thrown for a total of 1,065 yards, eight touchdowns, and four interceptions in those matchups. While he hasn’t played in as many Wild Card games as some other quarterbacks, his perfect record is certainly impressive.


In conclusion, Tom Brady has played in four Wild Card games over the course of his career and has yet to lose one. His success in these matchups is just one of many reasons why he is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. As he continues to play at a high level even into his forties, it will be interesting to see if he adds any more Wild Card wins to his already impressive resume.