Brady beats Pats in New England NFL return

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Tom Brady has enjoyed a double celebration on his return to New England for the first time since his 2019 split from the Patriots.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback became the NFL's new all-time passing leader, breaking Drew Brees' regular-season record on Sunday night in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where Brady played the first 20 years of his career.

The 44-year-old who already holds the record for most TD passes (591), most wins as a starting quarterback (232), most Super Bowl titles (seven), and most conference championships (10), then rallied the Bucs to a 19-17 victory on a rainy return to Gillette Stadium.

Brady was 22-of-43 for 269 yards with no touchdowns, but engineered a fourth-quarter drive for the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay (3-1) to beat his former team.

"That was pretty cool," Brady said.

"It's been my home for 20 years ... My kids were born here. It's just a great town, a great city, a great area ... but this was about this team coming up here to win. This wasn't about one player. This was about our entire team going on the road beating a good team."

New England had a chance to steal it but Nick Folk's 56-yard field goal hit the left upright with with less than a minute to play and fell to 1-3 for the first time since 2001.

In Philadelphia, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid made history with his current side winning at his former employers the Eagles.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdowns in the 42-30 victory which saw Reid become the first coach in the competition to win 100 games, including playoffs, with two franchises.

Led by Kyler Murray and an explosive offence, the Arizona Cardinals (4-0) manhandled the Los Angeles Rams 37-20.

The Carolina Panthers' 100 per cent start to the season has come to an end as they were beaten 36-28 by the Dallas Cowboys, for whom Dak Prescott produced a four-touchdown display.

Green Bay recorded a 27-17 home win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns, and ran for another score as the Seattle Seahawks recorded a 28-21 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

The Denver Broncos lost for the first time this season, 23-7 to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Indianapolis Colts won 27-17 against the Miami Dolphins, and the New York Giants got off the mark as well with a 27-21 overtime victory at the New Orleans Saints.

The New York Jets overcame the Tennessee Titans 27-24 in OT while the Detroit Lions lost 24-14 to the Chicago Bears, the Buffalo Bills beat the Houston Texans 40-0, the Cleveland Browns held on for a 14-7 triumph in Minnesota against the Vikings, and Washington defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-30.

With AP.

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