As if Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough weren’t colossal sufficient, destiny has added a historic factor to the hyped story line.
The 44-year-old former Patriot returns to Gillette Stadium subsequent Sunday evening solely 67 yards shy of the NFL’s all-time regular-season passing yardage document. Within the wake of his 432-yard efficiency in Sunday’s 34-24 loss to the Rams, Brady now has 80,291 regular-season passing yards.
Drew Brees owns the NFL mark with 80,358.
In fact, milestones arrive as routinely as product endorsements for Brady lately. Listed here are another numbers to trace as his New England return looms:
⋅ In opposition to the Patriots, he’ll search the fiftieth regular-season victory of his profession since turning 40. The subsequent 4 gamers on the checklist (Brees, Brett Favre, Warren Moon, Vinny Testaverde) mixed for 49.
⋅ Brady’s one landing go Sunday offers him 155 (together with the postseason) since he turned 40. With 13 extra, he’ll eclipse the landing go complete he amassed (167) whereas in his 20s.
⋅ Brady now could be 9 regular-season landing passes shy of 600 for his profession. Brees ranks second on the checklist (571).
By the numbers
1 Profession dashing touchdowns by Bucs receiver Chris Godwin, who scored on a 2-yard jet sweep within the second quarter.
14 Brady’s dashing yards (on three carries), which led the workforce.
26 Profession dashing touchdowns by Brady, who scored on a 1-yard sneak within the third quarter.
35 Speeding yards by the Bucs
41 Penalty yards by the Bucs
44 Venues by which Brady has began an NFL recreation (playoffs or common season), in accordance with Elias Sports activities Bureau. Sunday’s recreation was Brady’s first as a starter in Los Angeles.
The next athletes, actors and A-listers had been noticed Sunday at SoFi Stadium:
⋅ Actor Anthony Anderson
⋅ Hoops legend Magic Johnson
⋅ Hoops legend LeBron James
⋅ Rapper Dr. Dre
⋅ Comic/author/actor Larry David
⋅ Cedric The Entertainer
⋅ Actor Jason Sudeikis and the forged of sports-comedy collection Ted Lasso
⋅ Boxer Mike Tyson
⋅ Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard
⋅ Rams legend Eric Dickerson
⋅ Baseball Corridor of Famer Dave Winfield
… and a Bernard sighting
Bernard, the touted offseason free agent who was barely an element (5 targets) within the Bucs’ first two video games, had his most lively day as a Buc by far.
He completed with 9 catches for 51 yards, the final his 7-yard landing catch by which he took a shot to the left knee and flipped into the tip zone. However he additionally obtained blown up within the third quarter by blitzing linebacker Kenny Younger, who finally delivered one in every of three sacks on Brady.
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