Playoff Tom Brady is back.
In the first quarter of his postseason debut with the Buccaneers on Saturday night, the 43-year-old quarterback uncorked his first playoff touchdown pass with Tampa Bay: a 36-yard bomb to former New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown down the right sideline that put his team up 9-0 on Washington in their NFC Wild Card matchup.
The connection was the 74th touchdown pass of Brady's postseason career -- extending his NFL record -- and the first postseason TD reception for Brown since 2017.
Brady's TD pass continued an eye-opening trend for the six-time Super Bowl champion, who's been airing it out more than ever before under head coach Bruce Arians.
That aggressive approach helped Brady throw 40 regular-season touchdown passes, his second-most ever in a single season. It appears he has no plans of changing that tactic in January.