Buccaneers vs Patriots: Tom Brady passes Drew Brees, breaks NFL passing yards record

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the New England Patriots tonight on NBC marking Tom Brady’s long-awaited return to Foxborough. Live coverage began at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America. Tonight’s game will also be available via live stream on Peacock.

At 44 years old, Tom Brady has consistently proved that he’s only getting better with age, and this Sunday in his return to Foxborough, the 44-year old broke the record for the most passing yards in NFL history with a 28-yard completion to Mike Evans. That toss gave him 80,359 careering passing yards, leaping ahead of former Saints QB Drew Brees’ career total 80,358 yards. Brees retired at the end of last season after 15 years in New Orleans and 20 years in the NFL.

Brady has 269 yards in the Week 4 win to bring his career total to 80,560 yards. He also now has wins against all 32 NFL teams, joining Drew Brees, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to accomplish the feat.

Brady entered Week 4 with a total of 80,291 yards, just 68 yards shy of breaking the record.

See below for additional information on how to watch the game.

NFL Passing Yards Career Leaders:

  1. Tom Brady – 80,560

  2. Drew Brees – 80,358

  3. Peyton Manning – 71,940

  4. Brett Favre – 71,838

  5. Philip Rivers – 63,440

  6. Ben Roethlisberger – 61,381

  7. Dan Marino – 61,361

  8. Eli Manning – 57,023

  9. Matt Ryan – 56,474

  10. Aaron Rodgers – 52,142

RELATED: How to watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots

How to watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots:

  • Where: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • When: Sunday, October 3

  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America

  • TV Channel: NBC

  • Stream live: Watch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

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