It took just one season for Tom Brady to write his name into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history books.
With his second touchdown pass of the game, Brady broke the Bucs’ franchise single-season record for touchdowns in a season, now standing at 34. Brady surpassed Jameis Winston’s record of 33 that he set a season ago.
Brady needed only 15 games to reach this record with his new team on a 27-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans to make the game 13-0 over the Lions. The touchdown was Evans’ 12th of the year, which tied his own single-season franchise record of 12, which he set in 2014 and tied in 2016.
Brady’s first touchdown pass on Saturday, a 33-yard touchdown to tight end Rob Gronkowski, tied the team record with 33 scoring strikes.
As it stands, this ties Brady’s fifth highest touchdown passing season in his career. Though he is three touchdowns away from making his third-highest year when it comes to producing touchdown passes.
His 34th TD pass this season, which happened to have occurred in his 300th career game, is his 575th career passing touchdown. This keeps him first all-time in the NFL ahead of fellow NFC South quarterback Drew Brees by seven touchdowns.