Tom Brady is synonymous with making history.
And on Sunday, he became the first player in NFL history to pass for 100,000 yards in his career, combining the regular season and the playoffs, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Los Angeles Rams 16-13.
The 43-year-old completed a pass to running back Leonard Fournette for a 15-yard gain in the fourth quarter to top the mark.
Before the game, Brady pointed to his current and former teammates when asked about breaking the record.
“I think it’s a credit to all the guys that I’ve played with, and the guys that have blocked for me, the guys that have caught passes,” Brady told reporters Thursday. “I think all those things are a great celebration for those guys.
“I don’t think I can do it [anything] even the guys in this league are amazing without doing it. I’m very lucky to play with great players, people who catch the football, great coaches and being down here has been an incredible experience for me.
“So I think these are all … great accomplishments, but as much as people want to say, ‘Oh, this is what Tom Brady did,'” in my mind, this is myself and all these other people. They have also helped me in my life.”
While the record was an important accomplishment for Brady, it was what the veteran quarterback accomplished against the Rams that he was most happy about afterward.
In what could have been another frustrating night for the Bucs unable to find a touchdown all afternoon, it gave Brady one more chance to salvage the game in the fourth quarter.
And in typical Brady fashion, he completed four straight passes — including a defensive pass interference call — to move Tampa Bay down the field before connecting with Cade Otton with 13 seconds left to complete the comeback victory.
“It’s all about winning,” Brady said after winning the 55th game of his 23-year career. “It’s all about winning, man. I never mind [records]. All about victory.”
The comeback win was important for the Bucs.
Coming against the defending Super Bowl champions, he snapped a three-game losing streak and improved the team’s record to 4-5 on the season and put them back atop the NFC South.
The Buccaneers travel to Munich to face the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL’s first game in Germany on Sunday.