Sunday, Sep 19, 2021. 7:02 PM
Tom Brady continues to impress, after he threw five touchdown passes in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 to 25 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
We were entitled to expect an unequal duel between the two teams, but it took Brady’s excellence to launch the Super Bowl champions to a second victory this season.
The 44-year-old quarterback first joined his favorite target twice early in the game for touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski scored the first two majors of the game to give the Bucs the lead.
Gronkowski and Brady worked together to register 88 majors, one shy of second-place Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison, with 112 touchdowns, are at the top.
The quarterback then repeated the scenario, but this time with Mike Evans he spotted for two touchdowns to lead 28-10.
Fans will remember the New England Patriots, with Brady, returning to Super Bowl LI after falling 28-3 at some point in the game. Matt Ryan certainly remembers it and the quarterback probably would have liked to pull off an obviously less spectacular comeback at Brady’s expense.
The Falcons quarterback threw two touchdown passes to close the lead to just three points. Brady didn’t panic and threw a fifth touchdown pass in a game for the eighth time in his career. Chris Godwin caught the catch to add six points in the fourth quarter.
Mike Edwards then rose to the Buccaneers ‘defense with two defensive interception touchdowns that put an end to the Falcons’ hopes of a comeback.
The Bucs signed a ninth straight victory with at least 30 points, which is an NFL record.