Through the first three quarters of the Buccaneers’ matchup against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, he continued to look human.
Tampa Bay fell behind 16-3 early in the fourth quarter, and to that point, Brady had thrown zero touchdown passes and one interception.
But he reached back for one more handful of Brady magic by throwing two touchdown passes in the final three minutes, including one with three seconds left, for a 17-16 win.
It was only the second time in his storied career he had won a game after trailing by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter.
The other time came in Super Bowl LI, when he led the New England Patriots back from a 25-point deficit to win his fifth world championship.
Fans on Twitter marveled at what the 44-year-old was able to do.
Tom Brady really used every ounce of power he had to beat the saints 2 times in a season
— Dakota (@MrSlinkey3) December 6, 2022
I'm not a Tom Brady fan by any means of the word. But he is the greatest QB of all time
— Kyle Lewis (@Klew5988Lewis) December 6, 2022
Never gets old to see greatness take over a game.
— minteddestiny (@MintedDestiny) December 6, 2022
With the win, the Bucs are just a mediocre 6-6 on the season, but they hold onto first place in the NFC South and have a bit of a cushion over the second-place Atlanta Falcons.
Meanwhile, the Saints fall to 4-9, putting them in last place in the division and, for all intents and purposes, ending their playoff hopes, and their fans know it.
Dear New Orleans saints,
These next several years are gonna be hard. Stay strong. At least you got one Super Bowl out of Payton and Brees.
— Ben Hurley-Karman (@benhurleykarman) December 6, 2022
— ☆★JaQuilla X☆★ (@iamjaquilla) December 6, 2022
This fan wants a coaching legend to come out of the booth and rescue his team next season.
Tony.. we need you to come out of retirement and become the next head coach for the New Orleans Saints.. we don’t need an answer immediately but just think about it.
— John Lewis (@johnproctor_RA2) December 6, 2022
Tampa Bay is not out of the woods though, as it will face the San Francisco 49ers and the best defense in the NFL next week before hosting the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 18.