Tom Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to land 600 touchdown passes in the regular season, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers easily defeated the Chicago Bears 38-3 on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
It was during the first quarter that the 44-year-old pivot reached this impressive plateau, he who found Mike Evans on nine yards.
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For the record, Evans was clearly not aware of the feat his quarterback had achieved and he offered the ball to a fan in the stands while celebrating. An employee of the “Bucs” was then seen negotiating with the said partisan to take back the precious object.
In the end, Brady threw four passes for touchdowns in this duel. He completed 20 of his 36 throws attempted for 215 yards. Three of his touchdowns were registered with the help of Evans. The wide receiver had his best game of the season with six catches for 76 yards.
Leonard Fournette, with a two-yard rush, got the Buccaneers’ other major (6-1). They also amassed their first 35 points in the first half.
For the Bears (3-4), Justin Fields had 22 of his 32 passes, but was the victim of three interceptions. Dee Delaney, Jordan Whitehead and Pierre Desir were the perpetrators of the thefts.
Lions keep Rams warm
At SoFi Stadium, the Los Angeles Rams scored 11 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Lions 28-19.
Trailing by two points with 15 minutes left in the game, the winners regained the lead with a five-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Cooper Kupp. It was the second time in the game that the duo had raged.
The Rams quarterback (6-1) also found Van Jefferson in the end zone in this duel. He concluded his match with 28 completed passes on 41 attempts for 334 yards.
For their part, the Lions (0-7) were much better opponents than their record suggested. This is mainly due to four field goals in as many attempts by kicker Austin Seibert.
The only major losers was the work of D’Andre Swift. The running back accepted a throw from Jared Goff and went 63 yards for the touchdown.
At Phoenix University Stadium, Arizona Cardinals newcomer Zach Ertz scored his first touchdown in his new uniform. The crowd favorites clinched a 31-5 victory over the Houston Texans to ensure they maintain their perfect record.
At Allegiant Stadium, the Las Vegas Raiders scored 17 points in the second quarter to eventually defeat the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 33-22.