TAMPA (AP) – Tom Brady became the leader in completions in NFL history, throwing his 700th touchdown pass as the defending Super Bowl champs Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat in overtime 33- 27 to the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.
Brady threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a personal carry after reaching 7,143 completions in a 22-year career, including seven Super Bowl titles.
Tampa Bay won thanks to a 58-yard pass to Breshad Perriman from Brady with 5:31 minutes left in overtime, Brady’s 700th career touchdown pass, taking the playoffs into account.
Despite blowing a 21-point lead at halftime, the Buccaneers (10-3) won for the fourth straight time and came close to clinching the first NFC South title for the first time since 2007.
Brady, who dominated Buffalo and won 17 AFC East Division titles in his two decade stint with the New England Patriots, improved to 33-3 in his starting quarterback career against the Bills. He broke Drew Brees’ record for most completions in the second quarter and finished with 31 of 46 completions without an interception.
Josh Allen got off to a poor start, but finished with 308 yards passing with two touchdowns for the Bills. In addition, he had 109 rushing yards with a touchdown and became the fourth player in NFL history to throw for more than 300 yards and rush for more than 100 in the same game.