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Buccaneers’ Tom Brady an underdog in odds for first time in years

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Tom Brady isn’t accustomed to playing for a franchise that’s associated with losing, but he’s already seeing the difference between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots. While it isn’t definite yet, Brady is currently an underdog in odds for the first time in five years.

Since the 2007 season, the Buccaneers have failed to reach the playoffs. But with Tampa Bay inking a deal with Brady, they’ve suddenly become contenders in the NFC in many people’s eyes. Despite the addition of Brady, Las Vegas isn’t buying into the hype just yet.

On Thursday night, it was revealed that the Buccaneers will begin their season in Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints. As of this moment, the Saints have opened as 6.5-point favorites at home.

While Brady was with the Patriots, he was always associated with winning. Given the fact that he won six Super Bowls in New England is enough to show how successful he was with the Patriots.

Due to New England’s reign over the NFL, Brady was once favored in 74 consecutive games with the Patriots. As a matter of fact, the last time Brady wasn’t favored to win came in Week 2 of the 2015 season against the Buffalo Bills. Brady would go on to defeat the Bills by the score of 40-32 while recording 466 yards and three touchdowns.

In his matchup with Drew Brees and the Saints, Brady could be in for a shootout in New Orleans. If the Saints remain as favorites in Week 1 versus the Buccaneers, one of Brady’s many records will fall.