NFL Week 5 Notes: Tom Brady’s Monsters Day Helps Buccaneers Land An “A”; Chiefs get a “D” for loss to Bills
Tom Brady has been in the NFL for so long he feels like he’s accomplished all there is to it, but it turns out he did something on Sunday that he never had did before during his 21 year career.
In Tampa Bay’s dominating 45-17 victory over the Dolphins, Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns, marking the first time he threw for five or more touchdowns in a game where he also threw for 400 yards. or more. In 21 years, Brady had thrown five or more touchdowns a total of eight times, but he had never reached the 400-yard mark while doing so.
Brady is now attached with Peyton Manning for the second-most five touchdowns in NFL history, behind Drew Brees, who ended his career with 11.
With Brady taking on a familiar foe in Dolphins coach Brian Flores – the two spent 16 years together in New England – it almost seemed like the 44-year-old quarterback knew everything the Dolphins were going to do before he did it. Actually. .
The Buccaneers quarterback has diced the Dolphins’ defense and Miami can’t do anything to stop him.
Brady’s five touchdown passes went to three different players, and the most exciting score certainly went to Antonio Brown, who caught a short pass and turned it into a 62-yard touchdown.
That score was Brady’s 45th career touchdown pass from 50 yards or more, which is Tied for third in NFL history. Brown actually reached 900 career receptions on Sunday, hitting the mark in 143 games, which is faster than any player in NFL history (Marvin Harrison had the old record, which was 149 games).
While it’s easy to give Brown a lot of the credit for that score – and you probably should – there have also been a few throws where Brady deserves most of the credit, like that touchdown pass in the fourth. quarter to Mike Evans.
What Brady does at 44 doesn’t even seem possible. There are quarterbacks half his age who have a hard time making this throw, but he makes it look easy. In fact, he makes everything easy.
When Brady is on his “A” game, the Buccaneers are impossible to beat and the quarterback was definitely on his “A” game against the Dolphins. The Buccaneers ended up totaling 558 yards against the Dolphins, which was the second-highest ever with Brady and the fourth-highest in team history.
Okay, let’s move on to the ratings for each game in Week 5. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into the Rams’ wild 26-17 victory over the Seahawks that was played on Thursday, be sure to click here.
Atlanta 27-20 on NY Jets in London
Minnesota 19-17 vs. Detroit
New Orleans 33-22 vs. Washington
Tennessee 37-19 vs. Jacksonville
Tampa Bay 45-17 vs. Miami
New England 25-22 vs. Houston
Green Bay 25-22 vs. Cincinnati (OT)
Packers-Bengals Notes by Tyler Sullivan (Love Notes? Hate Notes? Let him know on Twitter.)
Philadelphia 21-18 vs. Carolina
The Eagles-Panthers Notes by Jeff Kerr (Love notes? Hate notes? Let him know on Twitter.)
Pittsburgh 27-19 vs. Denver
Broncos-Steelers Notes by Bryan DeArdo (Love Notes? Hate Notes? Let him know on Twitter.)
Arizona 17-10 vs. San Francisco
The 49ers-Cardinals Notes by Cody Benjamin (Love Notes? Hate Notes? Let him know on Twitter.)
Chicago 20-9 vs. Las Vegas
Bears-Raiders Notes by Jordan Dajani (Love Notes? Hate Notes? Let him know on Twitter.)
Dallas 44-20 vs. New York Giants
Giants-Cowboys Notes by Patrik Walker (Love notes? Hate notes? Let him know on Twitter.)
LA Chargers 47-42 vs. Cleveland
Browns-Chargers Notes by Josh Edwards (Love Notes? Hate Notes? Let him know on Twitter.)
Buffalo 38-20 Kansas City
Notes from Bills-Chiefs by Jared Dubin (Love notes? Hate notes? Let him know on Twitter.)