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Tom Brady provides extra NFL information to renew on one play vs. Falcons

On only one play Sunday afternoon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady broke two NFL information, including to his Hall of Fame-worthy profession. 

Brady performed simply 5 offensive drives for the Bucs of their 30-17 loss to Atlanta — they didn’t want him to play the whole recreation with the NFC South title locked up already. 

In the second quarter, Brady discovered Russell Gage Jr. for a five-yard go. Normally, it’s a easy completion for optimistic yards, however Brady broke the NFL document for many go makes an attempt and most completions in a single season with that drop again and throw. 

Tom Brady speaking at a press conference at FC Bayern Campus following a game against the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 11, 2022, in Munich, Germany. Critics have questioned whether Brady’s age will play a role in his potential decline.

Tom Brady talking at a press convention at FC Bayern Campus following a recreation towards the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 11, 2022, in Munich, Germany. Critics have questioned whether or not Brady’s age will play a task in his potential decline.
(S. Mellar/FC Bayern by way of Getty Images)

It was the 486th completion of the season for the veteran sign caller, however that was nothing new for Brady. He broke his personal document from a season in the past with Tampa Bay. 

The different document, his 728th go try, broke Matthew Stafford’s document with the Detroit Lions in 2012, although Stafford did so in 16 video games. 

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Brady definitely has sufficient information and milestones to create a protracted record for his profession resume, and although he wanted solely seven completions and 12 dropbacks, reporters requested head coach Todd Bowles after the sport why starters performed so long as they did. 

“We can get higher at lots of issues that we have to work on,” he replied, by way of Yahoo! Sports, “and we don’t want our foot off the fuel.”

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drops again to go towards the Atlanta Falcons throughout the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

It’s true the Bucs haven’t seemed like their regular selves in comparison with the primary two seasons Brady has been below heart. They have been fifteenth in complete offense throughout the common season, averaging 346.7 yards per recreation, most of which got here by way of the air. They put up 269.8 yards passing per recreation, whereas solely speeding for 76.9 yards.

The Bucs have additionally had offensive line troubles all season lengthy resulting from accidents and poor play. That has harm the offense’s talents to let performs develop downfield, forcing Brady to get the ball out quick. 

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Brady additionally reached a milestone that he gained’t flex at his Hall of Fame speech (although it’s nonetheless fairly spectacular). At 8-9 on the yr, Brady had his first profession shedding season in 23 years. 

Still, the poor play all through the NFC South labored in Brady’s favor, permitting him to make one other journey to the playoffs, and they’ll have a minimum of one residence recreation towards the Dallas Cowboys subsequent Monday for wild card weekend. 

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers screams in celebration after rushing for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers screams in celebration after speeding for a landing throughout the fourth quarter of an NFL soccer recreation towards the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.
(Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

Brady completed the common season with 490 completions and 733 makes an attempt, whereas throwing for 4,694 yards and 25 touchdowns to 9 interceptions with a 66.8 completion share. 

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