On the same day he became the first NFL player to surpass 600 career touchdown passes in the regular season, Tom Brady matched another record which speaks to his legendary longevity.
With four touchdown passes in a 38-3 rout of the Chicago Bears, Brady matched the recently retired Drew Brees for most games with at least four touchdown passes, with 37.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback threw for all four touchdowns in the first half against the hapless Bears, three of which went to Mike Evans and one more to Chris Godwin.
With the three grabs, Evans now has 19 touchdown passes in the regular season from Brady since they became teammates in 2020. Only Rob Gronkowski (88), Randy Moss (39), Julian Edelman (36), Wes Welker (34) and Deion Branch and James White (24) have caught more touchdown passes from Brady over his 22-year career.
Brady's first career game with four touchdown passes came on Nov. 25, 2001 in a 34-17 win for the New England Patriots over the New Orleans Saints (Brees, then a rookie, was with the San Diego Chargers).
Brady's four touchdown receivers in that game: Antowain Smith, Troy Brown, Charles Johnson and Marc Edwards.
Sunday was Brady's eighth game with at least four touchdown passes since joining the Bucs and his fourth through seven games this season. Brady had only one game with four touchdown passes over his final two seasons with the Patriots.