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December 2022

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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62 THE WOLVERINE DECEMBER 2022 BY CLAYTON SAYFIE F ormer Michigan Wolverines quar- terback Tom Brady led his 55th ca- reer game-winning drive in a 16-13 vic- tory over the Los Angeles Rams Nov. 6, snapping his team's three-game losing streak. The streak was the first of its kind for Brady in 20 years, spanning 302 consecutive starts. Trailing by four points, Brady and Co. got the ball back with 44 seconds left and no timeouts remaining. In a mat- ter of 35 seconds, the Buccaneers drove down and scored on a 1-yard touch- down pass from Brady to rookie tight end Cade Otton to take the lead. That, along with a 21-16 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Germany the following weekend, placed the Bucca- neers back on top in the NFC South at 5-5. Brady's game-winning drive pushed him past former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member, for the most in NFL history. The two were tied at 54. Given that it was Tampa Bay's first win in 18 days and the fashion in which it occurred, the former U-M signal- caller was elated to come away victori- ous. "That was awesome," Brady said after stepping up to the podium for his post- game press conference. "It's just like the good ol' days when I was a kid, watching Tom Brady drive down the field," cornerback Jamel Dean said. "He's known for his two-minute offense, so seeing that happen live, it's like, 'Yeah, he's still got it.'" "Shoot, he's been doing that for 40 years. Nothing new. We just knew we had to get the ball in his hands, let him do his thing," defensive tackle Vita Vea said. In the win over the Rams, Brady also become the first NFL quarterback to reach 100,000 yards in combined pass- ing (regular season and playoffs) in a ca- reer. He finished the game with 100,116. Drew Brees with 95,724 yards and Pey- ton Manning with 79,279, rank second and third all time. FORMER WOLVERINES IN THE NFL Through Nov. 13 • Tom Brady (Played at U-M from 1995-99), QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Completed 66 percent of his passes (12th in the NFL) for 2,805 yards (second) with 12 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, while starting all 10 games for the 5-5 Buccaneers, who have won two straight games. • Ben Bredeson (2016-19), OL, New York Giants Designated on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered Oct. 23 against the Jacksonville Jaguars … Started seven games at left guard for the 7-2 Giants. • Devin Bush Jr. (2016-18), LB, Pitts- burgh Steelers Tallied 47 stops (29 solo), including 1 for loss, 1 quarterback hit and 1 pass breakup while starting all nine games for the 3-6 Steelers. • Camaron Cheeseman (2016-19), LS, Washington Commanders Tom Brady led Tampa Bay to a comeback victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 6, mark- ing his record-setting 55th game-winning drive in the NFL. PHOTO COURTESY TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS MICHIGAN IN THE PROS Tom Brady Breaks NFL Record For Most Game-Winning Drives

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