Tom Brady writes more history in the Buccaneers’ 33-27 overtime triumph over the Bills. Brady broke Drew Brees’ record for most completions in NFL history in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ stunning 33-27 overtime triumph over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
He entered the game needing 18 completions to break the previous record; at the finish, he had 7,156.
Brady’s 700th career throwing touchdown, regular season and playoffs combined, came when he hit wide receiver Breshad Perriman for the ga was winning score in overtime.
After the game, when asked what he plans to do with the ball that helped him reach the milestone, Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick told the reporhappen, and t he doesn’t worry about “such tings.”
“People tell me they happen, which is really nice,” Brady added.
“I retain some shirts and such, but yeah, it’s very cool. It’s really awesome to have so many people partake in all those tremendous successes that, obviously, to me, seem like they’re all team honours anyhow, so everybody who ever caught a touchdown pass, anyone who ever had a completion, hey’re part of something pretty remarkable in NFL hit,tory.
“And, of course, the ons who c,me beDrew, me, such as Dan Marino, Peyton [Manning], Drew, and some other fantastic players who I aways looked up to. So this is an exciting time.”
The walk-off pass from Brady to Perriman capped up a thrilling game between the Bucs and the Bills.
The reigning champion Buccaneers raced out to a large first-half lead, leading 24-3 at halftime.
However te Bills, led by quarterback JshAllen, staged a valiant rally, scoring 17 consecutive points at one poit to send the game intoovertimevertime knottedovertime,fter the Bucs defence halted Allen and the Bills in overtime, Brady connected with Perriman for a 58-yard bomb to seal the crucial victory for Tampa Bay.
It was only the second occasion in Brady’s career that he tdrew the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime, the first occurring in 2003 with the New England Patriots.
“It’s qite uncommon. But that was really cool, “fter the game, Brady spoke to reportes. “I’d like it not to come to that, but in the end, they all count the same, you know?
“And we hae to learn from that and it,v, because we’reon,laying for a division title next week, which is quite exciting fweek,ll of us.”
The victory marks Florida’s fourth in a row, bringing the team’s record to 10-3 videos. season.
It was a humiliating setback for the Bills. Their second consecutive loss drops them to 7-6 and leaves them in the AFC’s seventh and final playoff berth.