In case you were wondering whether or not Patriots fans still cared about Tom Brady, it turns out that more people in Boston tuned in to watch TB12 earn Super Bowl ring No. 7 on Sunday night than people in Tampa Bay.
According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Boston drew a 57.6 rating while Tampa only drew a 52.3. The 57.6 rating for Boston makes Super Bowl LV the second most-watched Super Bowl in the area’s history. It’s pretty clear New Englanders still care about their old QB that led them to six Super Bowl wins.
I'm told that the rating in Boston for last night's game was a 57.6. How good is that? Well, it beat the rating in the Tampa DMA (52.3).
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) February 8, 2021
Brady put together a flawless performance in the Bucs’ 31-9 win going 21-for-29 through the air for 201 yards and three touchdowns. He didn’t turn the ball over and was sacked just once in the contest. While Brady was great, it was Tampa Bay’s defense that stepped up in a major way by pressuring Patrick Mahomes on nearly every snap while picking him off twice.
Brady has now hoisted the Lombardi seven of the 10 times he’s played in the Super Bowl. The man is now 7-3 in the big game. That record is absolutely mindblowing.
Brady will turn 44-years-old in August and stated after the game that he’ll be back again next season. While the Bucs have some managing to get through in terms of free agents and new contracts, it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see this Tampa Bay team in the Super Bowl again in 2022.