Brady breaks his own season completions record

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Tom Brady broke his own NFL record for most completions in a season, quickly gaining the needed nine connections in the Buccaneers' game against the Falcons on Sunday.

Buccaneers' Tom Brady breaks his own season completions record play A Sean Payton-Tom Brady team up? Rex Ryan wants to see it in New Orleans (0:45) Rex Ryan cannot see Sean Payton taking the Broncos job and would prefer he return to the Saints and bring Tom Brady in with him. (0:45) 2:39 PM ET Jenna LaineESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 ATLANTA -- It came on a simple 5-yard out throw to wide receiver Russell Gage and garnered little attention, but the significance of quarterback Tom Brady breaking yet another NFL record in his 23rd season at the age of 45 can't be overstated. In the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' Week 18 season finale at the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Brady broke the NFL single-season completion record -- his own record -- of 485 set last season, and he will finish the regular season at 490, having left the game and been replaced by backup Blaine Gabbert with four minutes to go in the second quarter. Brady completed 13 of 17 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown, an 8-yard pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph . He finishes the season with 4,694 passing yards -- sixth-most in his career -- and 25 touchdowns as he gears up for his 14th consecutive postseason after leading the Buccaneers to their first-ever back-to-back division titles. Other records Brady broke this season, after retiring for 40 days in the offseason, include most game-winning touchdown drives, which he did against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9 with his 55th. He also became the first quarterback in NFL history to win a game in three different countries outside the U.S. in Week 10. He broke the NFL record for most fourth-quarter comebacks (44) after leading the Buccaneers back from a 13-point deficit against the New Orleans Saints in Week 13.