In short, Tom Brady has generally eviscerated the below-average teams that he has faced while with the Buccaneers. His main struggles have mostly been against the Saints, but Brady has still shown why he is the GOAT this season consistently. Teams like the Lions have experienced this first-hand.
In his nine wins against the below-500 teams, Brady threw for 2,836 yards (315 yards per game), 26 touchdowns (2.9 per game), against only three interceptions (.3 per game). Stats like those would make Brady the runaway MVP, and Washington is the same type of team that Brady has found this outstanding level of success against.
Sure, Washington’s defense is better than any of the other mediocre teams the Buccaneers have faced, but they are not complete enough to keep up with an offense like this. Brady and Leftwich have finally found their stride, and the play-calling that we have seen the past four weeks would carve up any defense in the league.
Washington’s best hope is to keep the ball away from Brady, but their offense isn’t built for the long, sustained drives that would be needed to chew the clock. Antonio Gibson is a great running back, and Alex Smith is a reliable quarterback, but both have experienced injuries already this season when pressed too hard.
Say what you want about Brady, but he has taken very few hits this season and has not come close to getting hurt so far. If Brady can stay healthy and post stats like he already has this season, no one in Washington actually wants to face him.