Tom Brady's fourth-down gaffe joins list of other interesting errors with time and turnovers

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Jeremy WillisESPN.com

On Thursday night, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady appeared to forget what down it was in the closing moments of a loss to the Chicago Bears.

After missing two passes with under a minute to play, Brady held up four fingers, seeming to think that it was fourth down. Instead he had just turned the ball over on downs.

“Yeah, he knew,” Bucs coach Bruce Arians said after the game.

Brady said he was trying to pick up the 6 yards he needed to get a first down but didn’t mention the down confusion.

That raised some immediate comparisons to J.R. Smith, who seemed to forget the score in the final seconds of Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals.

JR Smith watching Tom Brady forget it was 4th down pic.twitter.com/OY0wyvtCYQ

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While it was just a regular-season game, Brady joins some infamous company:

2018 NBA Finals Game 1: After a missed free throw that would given the Cleveland Cavaliers the lead over the Golden State Warriors at the end of the game, J.R. Smith grabbed the rebound. But instead of putting the ball

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