The 43-year-old has made two tackles, regaining the record for most touches in his career after Drew Brees overtook him at the weekend. Brady currently has 561.
New York looked good in the early parts of the game, with the first half leading 14-6. Brady needed two ground touches to regain his title, and he didn’t have.
Those guys came in the second half.
Bucs appeared to look stronger and Brady tied the Brees record with six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
His 560th record touch came from a three-yard pass to his longtime teammate Rob Gronkowski.
The pass was the 93rd time ̵1; including post-tournament – Gronk and Brady combined for a touch ball.
The duo surpassed Steve Young and Jerry Rice on the all-time midfield / receiver combo list. Only Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison had more than 114 touches.
Brady’s record breaker arrived early in the fourth quarter with a floating pass to the diving Mike Evans.
New York recovered at the end of the fourth quarter. With 28 seconds on the clock, a pass to touch the ball from second midfielder Daniel Jones made it 25-23.
A two point conversion will tie the game and take it to extra time. But it wasn’t as safe as rookie Antoine Winfield Jr had excellently broke the pass attempt to run back to Dion Lewis.
“Then Mike was an amazing success so those people did a lot of plays.”
The Buccaneers are currently 6-2 and top of NFC South, with just one win over Brady’s touchdown rivals Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints.
They met this weekend on Sunday Night Football and Brady was delighted to have won against this important game.