The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) pulled off their biggest win of the year over the Los Angeles Rams (3-5) after a stout defense and a last-minute offensive surge pushed the team over the top in the 16-13 win.
That last-minute surge was a beautiful, six-play, 54-yard drive that only took 35-seconds to end with six points. Quarterback Tom Brady looked like his typically-clutch self on the field, completing 5-of-6 passes for 54-yards and the game-winning touchdown.
Brady’s only incompletion was the spike that stopped the clock after his 28-yard completion to rookie tight end Cade Otton.
All game-winning drives are special, but this one was particularly special for Brady. Thanks to his late-game heroics, Brady now owns the most game-winning drives in NFL history. He was tied with Hall of Famer Peyton Manning at 54 coming into the night.
And now, he obviously has 55.
It didn’t stop there, however. Brady put his name at the top of the record books in two other categories, as well.
Brady tied Manning for the most fourth-quarter comebacks, at 43, and also has over 100,000 passing yards in his career. He passed that mark after completing a 15-yard pass to running back Leonard Fournette in the fourth quarter
The latter record is likely to never be broken. Ever.
Just another Sunday for @TomBrady— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2022
🐐 43rd 4th-quarter comeback ties Peyton Manning for the most all-time
🐐 55th game-winning drive is now the most in NFL history (Manning, 54)
🐐 First player in NFL History with 100k passing yards (inc. playoffs) pic.twitter.com/1mArgSyBtX
While all that is great, the only thing Brady cares about is getting the dub.
And he made that perfectly clear after the game.
“Yeah, it’s all about the wins, so it’s all about the win, man,” Brady told reporters. “I’ve never cared about [the records].”
Fortunately for Brady, he got both.
And the accomplishments couldn’t have come at a better time. The Buccaneers needed all of it and they’re hoping Week 9’s developments can get them back on track to Glendale.Could not load the poll.
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