Tom Brady leads the Rams with his 55th career victory
The entire team was under pressure this season due to poor performances and ultimately poor results.
But tonight Brady, who last week confirmed his divorce from supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, led the charge to sensational 16-13 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions.
Not only did he become the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 100,000 yards, including playoff games, but he led a last-minute drive that ended the Bucs’ three-game losing streak.
He did not contain his excitement at the win when he entered the post-match press conference and after slamming his hands on the table said: ‘That was great.
‘That was fucking awesome.’
Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally bounced back with a win on Sunday night
Brady was beaming as he attended the postgame press conference after leading the Bucs to victory
It looked like Brady and Co. suffer another loss when Scotty Miller dropped the game-winning touchdown late.
But Brady, who has had to deal with both on and off the field this season, led his 55th career win to turn the game around. Number 55 is the most in NFL history, beating legend Peyton Manning.
The late rally was also Brady’s 43rd fourth-quarter comeback, tying him with Manning’s all-time.
The winning drive lasted 44 seconds, included zero timeouts and ended with Brady finding rookie tight end Cade Otton for a 1-yard touchdown pass with just nine seconds left.
Brady completed 36 of 58 passes for 280 yards as the Buccaneers won for just the second time in seven games.
Brady found rookie tight end Cade Otton for a 1-yard touchdown pass with nine seconds left
Brady walks off the field after leading the Bucs to a much-needed win over the LA Rams on Sunday
The seven-time Super Bowl champion reached the 100,000-yard milestone with a 15-yard touchdown run by Leonard Fournette in the fourth quarter.
The future Hall of Famer holds a number of NFL records, including most completions and touchdown passes, and is one of only two starting quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl with two different teams after spending most of his career with the New England Patriots.
Previous performances and results have raised questions about whether Brady should have reversed his decision to retire earlier this year.
Off the field, Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, 42, confirmed their divorce last week
Brady announced his retirement from the NFL in February, only to reverse himself a few weeks later and change his mind.
Last week, Brady, 45, and Bundchen, 42, confirmed their divorce after weeks of speculation.
Many believed that Brady’s re-entry into the NFL became a bone of contention for Bundchen. A source confirmed to DailyMail.com in late September that their physical separation was not affected by Brady’s move to rejoin his beloved sport.
On October 28, Brady and Bundchen announced their divorce. The Bucs star said it was a ‘difficult’ and ‘painful’ decision the pair made after ‘a lot of consideration’.
Gisele said: ‘It’s never easy to end a marriage… we’ve split up.’ She said she “wants the best” for Brady, but confirmed the pair had “grown apart”.
Brady and Bundchen confirmed their divorce in Instagram posts on Oct. 28. She said her priority was “always” the children, but said the couple had “grown apart”. In his statement, Brady said the decision was ‘painful and difficult’
“I feel blessed for the time we spent together and always wish the best for Tom,” she said.
They both said they will continue to raise their two children together.’ The couple is expected to share custody of their two children, Vivian, 9, and Benjamin, 12. Tom also has a third son, 15-year-old son Jack with ex Bridget Moynahan.
Brady’s performance against the Rams drew admiration on social media Sunday night as the quarterback dominated football headlines.
Fox Sports pundit Skip Bayless tweeted: ‘Just when I thought it was impossible, Tom Brady did it AGAIN.
‘I won’t be surprised if Tom Brady plays a few more seasons.’
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith added on Twitter: ‘This guy @TomBrady. He is just something special. The game is over — but not once again. Brings the @Buccaneers out of the dead, drives 60 damn yards down the field in less than a minute and pulls this one out against the @RamsNFL . #Unreal.’
Brady added after the game: ‘We needed it. We won, we fought until the end. The defense played great, we made some plays in attack. I know we left a few, but it’s a tough team.’
The Bucs now lead the NFC South after ending their miserable streak and face the Seattle Seahawks at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany next Sunday.
Brady’s performance against the Rams drew admiration on social media as pundits and fans applauded him
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