4. Super Bowl XXXIX vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Before Patrick Mahomes waltzed into the league, Andy Reid’s only shot at a Super Bowl was turned to dust at the hands of Brady, who went 23-33 with a pair of touchdowns in this game. Facing a Jim Johnson defense was never easy, but Brady managed to come out of it relatively unscathed.
While Donovan McNabb managed to amass 357 yards and three touchdown passes, his three interceptions helped provide Brady with some serious relief. McNabb was trying to overcome a difficult Patriots secondary, and he failed due to Brady’s interception-free day.
Tom Brady and the Patriots slowed down a high octane offense.
The Eagles were one of the toughest opponents Brady and the Patriots had to face in the early half of their dynasty. With an aggressive defense, star skill players, underrated quarterback, and solid coaching, Brady had to work overtime to seal the win here.
The victory gave Brady his third Super Bowl win in four tries, officially cementing him as one of the best quarterbacks we have ever seen. It took him a decade to get ring No. 4, but the wait proved to be more than worth it given the results.
If only his other Super Bowl against the Eagles had gone the other way.