The Brady ‘500’ + Week 5 Preview and Predictions

Thursday night, Tom Brady became the third NFL Quarterback to reach 500 regular season passing touchdowns, as he helped his New England Patriots dispose of the Indianapolis Colts 38-24 at Gillette Stadium.

For me, no other record is going to further or alter the fact that Tom Brady is not only the greatest quarterback of all time but the greatest player of all time.

Brady connected with new wide receiver Josh Gordon on a 39-yard pass play to join only Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Farve (508) as the only QB’s with 500 passing touchdowns, with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the cusp of becoming the 4th to reach that target.

The ‘Brady 500’ has been made a topic of conversation but this disregards his most memorable touchdowns and moments in the most important place of all…the play-offs!

Brady has thrown for 71 touchdown passes in the playoffs (most of anyone) and has said in the past that the only statistic that matters to him is victories and he tied his former teammate Adam Vinatieri (pictured below with Patriots coach Bill Belichick) for most wins by a player (226).

Of Brady’s 500 regular season touchdowns he also hold the record of throwing to 71 different touchdown receivers. Tight-end Robert Gronkowski has recorded 76 of those 500, with Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss the next closest with 39.

At this point these record do not impact his legacy it’s how far can he get away from the pack in the terms of Super Bowl titles before he eventually retires.



Indianapolis @ Patriots


Titans @ Bills

Dolphins @ Bengals

Ravens @ Browns

Packers @ Lions

Jaguars @ Chiefs

Broncos @ Jets

Falcons @ Steelers

Giants @ Panthers

Raiders @ Chargers

Vikings @ Eagles

Cardinals @ 49ers

Rams @ Seahawks

Cowboys @ Texans


Redskins @ Saints

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