The Wolverine

November 2021

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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70 THE WOLVERINE NOVEMBER 2021 BY CLAYTON SAYFIE F o r m e r M i c h i ga n a n d c u r re n t Ta m p a B ay q u a r te r b a c k To m Brady made his return to New Eng‑ land — where he played 20 seasons and won six Super Bowls with the Patriots — and his team gutted out a 19‑17 win Oct. 3. Brady was filled with emotion all night, receiving a warm welcome from the home fans before the game, then playing against many former teammates and coaches during the contest. "I feel good that we won," Brady said following the second‑most‑watched Sunday Night Football game of all time, with 28.5 million viewers tuning in. "It was just some emotional moments thinking about coming up here and playing. I know why it's tough to come in here and win a game all these years. "This team does a great job. They make you earn it. It's a tough football environment. The crowd is into it. I'm just really happy we got a win." The seven‑time Super Bowl champion missed on several throws, completing 22 of 43 passes for 269 yards with no touch ‑ downs, but broke the NFL's all‑time passing yards record in the first quarter, moving ahead of former Chargers and Saints signal‑caller Drew Brees, now an NBC analyst who was in the building.   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS Tom Brady Breaks NFL's All-Time Passing Record Brady is the National Football League's all-time leader in both passing yards and touchdown throws with 81,479 and 602, respectively, through seven weeks this season. PHOTO COURTESY TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

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