Patriots QB Tom Brady has yet to be sacked since the start of the playoffs
The New England Patriots are going to yet another Super Bowl, but this time the team’s offensive line seems to be the difference maker. Quarterback Tom Brady has yet to take a sack after throwing the ball 90 times and according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, Brady has faced formidable defenses so far.
Brady has been playing at an extremely high level as he normally does in the postseason, but this time around has been impressive due to his performance in accordance with his offensive line.
“And it hasn’t been because Brady hasn’t faced defenses with good pass rushes: The Chiefs, Sunday’s opponent, led the league in sacks in the regular season. A week earlier Brady’s victim was the Chargers, and Joey Bosa was left marveling at how fast Brady gets rid of the ball.”
The Patriots lost left tackle Nate Solder prior to the season and rookie Isaiah Wynn, who was supposed to take Solder’s spot, suffered a torn Achilles in the preseason. The offensive line does not exactly take up much of the team’s salary cap, which is even more impressive considering they don’t have a big name player blocking for Brady. The Patriots star quarterback has been passing the ball with ease and finding receivers at will so far in the postseason. Brady will look to do the same against the Los Angeles Rams on February 3rd. Brady will need to get the ball out fast against the likes of Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh.