Tom Brady still has a few firsts left in his career

With a game as up and down as Sunday’s comeback win over the Chargers, there’s bound to be a few notable stats. Here are a few that really stand out:

1

Time in Tom Brady’s career that he has thrown a touchdown to five different receivers in a game. And that first came Sunday with the Bucs.

2

Pick-sixes this season by Brady, who has never thrown three in a season and has multiples in the same season only two other times in his career (2015, 2001).

5

Career fumble recoveries by Devin White, tied with Cincinnati’s Vonn Bell for most since the beginning of the 2019 season.

7

Games in which Brady had thrown for 300 yards and five or more touchdowns, tied with Peyton Manning for second-most in NFL history. Drew Brees leads with nine. Brady, 43, is also the oldest quarterback to throw five or more touchdowns in a game.

9

Times that the Bucs have started the season 3-1 in the franchise’s 45-year history. The last time was 2011, and they finished 4-12.

11

Touchdown passes for Brady through the first four games, tying Ryan Fitzpatrick (2018) for most in Bucs history.

28

Career touchdown catches by Cameron Brate, tied for fifth most in franchise history

34

Career comeback wins (10-point deficit or more) by Brady — including the postseason — which is the most in NFL history.

46

Rushing yards the Bucs allowed to the Chargers, marking the third time in team history they have held consecutive opponents to 50 or fewer in a game.

68

Bruce Arians’ age; his birthday was Saturday. In the locker room after Sunday’s win, he said when the Bucs are on their game, “We’re hard to beat. That’s a helluva birthday present.”

123

Quarterbacks Brady has faced over his career (rookie Justin Herbert was the latest), matching Brett Favre for most faced all time.

222

Career regular-season wins by Brady, passing former teammate Adam Vinatieri (221) for most in NFL history. He already had the record for most wins including the postseason, which now stands at 252.

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