ATLANTA (AP) – Tom Brady threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns – two of them to his favorite target Rob Gronkowski – and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were closer to the NFC South’s title by beating this Sunday 30-17 to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Bucs (9-3) won their third game in a row and increased their division distance to four games ahead of Atlanta, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints (all 5-7) with five games to play.
Brady is 10-0 in his career against the Falcons, with four consecutive victories in the past two seasons after leaving the New England Patriots to play in Tampa Bay.
The 44-year-old quarterback completed 38 of 51 passes, including touchdowns of 27 and 11 yards with Gronkowski, which were his first touchdowns since Week 2 against the Falcons themselves.
The pair have combined for 90 touchdowns, leaving Phillip Rivers and Antonio Gates behind for second place on the NFL’s all-time list. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison lead with 112 touchdown passes.