Brady Reaches 65,000 Passing Yards In 27th Win Over Bills

tom-brady-new-england-patriotsTom Brady reached 65,000 career passing yards as he passed for 258 yards during the New England Patriots (10-2) week 13 win over the Buffalo Bills (6-6).

Brady joined Payton Manning, Favre, and Drew Brees as the only quarterbacks with at least 65,000 yards in NFL history.

The defending champion Patriots won their 8th game in a row, led by running back Rex Burkhead who scored twice and ran for 78 yards as New England extended its supremacy over the Bills and now lead the AFC East by four games with four games left to play.

Brady completed 21 0f 30 pass attempts but failed to find the end zone for the first time since the Patriots’ Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

This was Brady’s 27th career victory against the Bills, which broke the record of most wins by a quarterback against a division rival. Previously Brett Favre’s held the record with 26 career wins against the Detroit Lions.

The Patriots took a 9-3 lead as Stephen Gostkowski made three field goals in the first half, including a 50 yarder in the first quarter. Burkhead took over in the second half as he had two rushing touchdowns on the Patriots first two drives. He scored from the 14 and 1-yard lines to make it 23-3.

In the fourth quarter, the were no scores, and the Patriots held on to win their 14th consecutive game away from home, which is the second-longest winning streak in NFL history when playing on the road. This is the 15th straight year that the Patriots win 10 games or more as are now just one season away from the record of 16 held by the San Francisco 49ers.

The Bills lost quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a knee injury in the fourth quarter and had to be taken off the field in a cart. He was replaced by Nathan Peterman who went 6 for 15 for 50 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions.

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