The Wolverine

January 2022

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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62 THE WOLVERINE JANUARY 2022 BY CLAYTON SAYFIE T ampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady led his team to a thrilling 33-27 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 14, completing 31 of 46 passes for 363 yards with two touchdowns, and reached two landmarks in the process. His 58-yard game-winning touch- down pass to receiver Breshad Perriman in the extra session marked his 700th career scoring toss when including the regular season and playoffs, further ex- tending his all-time lead on the rest of the field. It also stood as his second- ever overtime touchdown pass. Earlier in the game, Brady passed for- mer star quarterback Drew Brees for having the most completions in NFL history with 7,143 (through 15 weeks, Brady has 7,182 career connections). The victory also furthered his domi- nance over the Bills, his former division rival. His 33 wins over the franchise rep- resent the most by a single player against a single organization in NFL history. He's only lost to Buffalo three times. It wasn't surprising, but in other re- cord-setting feats, Brady was also cho- sen his 15th Pro Bowl in mid-December, breaking a five-way tie with four Hall of Famers for the most all-star game selections ever. FORMER WOLVERINES IN THE NFL Through Dec. 20 • Tom Brady (Played at U-M from 1995-99), QB, Tampa Bay Bucca- neers: Has started all 14 contests for the 10-4 Buccaneers and completed 67.1 percent of his passes for an NFL- best 4,348 yards with a league-high 36 touchdowns. • Ben Bredeson (2016-19), OL, New York Giants: Started one of his six appearances for the 4-10 Giants and earned a 51.4 overall Pro Football Focus (PFF) grade. • Devin Bush Jr. (2016-18), LB, Pitts- burgh Steelers: Compiled 66 tack- les, four quarterback hits, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 13 starts for the 7-6-1 Steelers. • Camaron Cheeseman (2016-19), L S , Wa s h i n g to n Fo o t b a l l Te a m : Brady is now the NFL's all-time leader in pass completions with 7,182 through Week 15. PHOTO COURTESY TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS Tom Brady Sets Another Record

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