Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady clinched two more NFL records as he led the team to a come-from-behind 38-31 triumph over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The 43-year-old Brady completed 30 of 46 throws for 369 yards and five touchdowns with an interception to lift the Buccaneers to a 3-1 mark, the best in the NFC South. With his performance, Brady became the oldest quarterback in NFL history to throw five touchdown passes in a game. The veteran signal-caller also became the oldest quarterback to throw back-to-back three-touchdown games, a feat that he first accomplished when he was 41 and still playing for the New England Patriots.

Brady notches another record

After the win, the Buccaneers also congratulated Brady for notching another record, this time as the NFL’s all-time winningest player in the regular season. With the win over the Chargers, Brady now has 222 regular-season victories, breaking a tie with former Patriots teammate, kicker Adam Vinatieri (221). Among his fellow quarterbacks, Brady is ahead of retired quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Brett Favre, who both had 186. Among active players, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints (165), Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers (147), and Philip Rivers of the Indianapolis Colts (126) are trailing Brady. Brady expressed gratitude on his Twitter account, saying “I’m so grateful to all the players and coaches and organizations that have made this possible.” As a team sport, Brady stressed that nothing in football is achieved as an individual.

He was also thankful for the chance to play the game he loves, adding that he’s “lucky to have made so many friends along the way.” Aside from being the winningest player in the regular season, Brady also owns the record for most playoff wins (30) and Super Bowl wins (six).

Bucs favorite over Bears

The Buccaneers will carry the momentum of their three-game winning streak when they take on the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football at Soldier Field.

According to BetMGM Sportsbook, the Buccaneers are a six-point favorite over the Bears, who saw the end of their three-game winning run after losing to the Indianapolis Colts, 19-11, on Sunday. The Buccaneers are eyeing their first 4-1 start to a season since 2005, where they captured the NFC South title and a postseason appearance.

However, the Buccaneers will have to work for their fourth without wide receiver Chris Godwin, who is expected to be out again due to a hamstring injury. The Buccaneers also lost tight end, OJ Howard, for the season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon against the Chargers. Running back Leonard Fournette has a chance to play on Thursday, according to coach Bruce Arians.

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