The Bucs may have come up short in Week 3 against the Rams, but it was through no fault of quarterback Tom Brady’s. The 22-year veteran threw for 432 yards against Los Angeles, bringing him 68 yards shy of the all-time passing record. Drew Brees mark of 3,580 yards seems poised to fall in Week 4, when Brady plays his first game as a visitor in New England.
With just 68 yards to go for the record, Brady could hit the mark in the first quarter. The Patriots are 1-2 and struggling right now, falling on Sunday to the Saints, 28-13. But opposing quarterbacks haven’t exactly lit up the New England secondary this season. Jets rookie Zach Wilson has the most passing yards against Bill Belichick’s defense, with a 210-yard effort in a 4-interception loss in Week 2.
But stopping Brady will be a much more significant challenge for the Patriots. New England’s defense has faced Tua Tagovailoa, Wilson and Jameis Winston, three of the least productive passers in the NFL this season. Brady is currently second in the NFL in passing yards and first in passing touchdowns. He’ll also have the opportunity to beat his 32nd NFL team if the Bucs can overcome the Patriots on Sunday night.
Tampa Bay will try to get to 3-1 on the season when they travel to New England in Week 4 for Sunday Night Football.
Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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