Tom Brady has set a new NFL record.
He just may not be too proud of this one.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has now been sacked 555 times in his career, which makes him the most-sacked QB in league history. Longtime Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger held the previous record.
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Brady was sacked two straight times near the end of the first half of Tampa's 27-22 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, which both matched and surpassed Roethlisberger’s mark.
Ravens linebacker Justin Houston got him both times in the second quarter, which forced a punt and nearly set up a last-second field goal before the break — though Justin Tucker had his 61-yard kick blocked.
Now to be fair to Brady, he has been in the league for more than two decades. Thursday night’s game was the 326th that he has played, so he’s in a position to be sacked far more than most. As the oldest quarterback in the league, it makes sense that he secured the record.
And as there’s plenty of time left in the season, Brady’s sure to be sacked plenty more before year’s end, too.
Brady and the Bucs held a 10-3 lead at halftime, but the Ravens surged ahead to take the five-point win with 14 unanswered points in the third quarter and then a 15-yard touchdown run from Devin Duvernay in the fourth.
Brady finished the night throwing 26-of-44 for 325 yards with one touchdown. He was sacked again in the second half, too, bringing his career total to 556.
The Buccaneers have lost three straight, which marks Brady's first three-game losing skid in two decades.