Tom Brady makes history in dominant Bears win



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Tom Brady makes history in dominant Bears win

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady made history on Sunday as he became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 600 career touchdown passes. After the touchdown, wide receiver Mike Evans gave the ball to a fan in the stands.

Fortunately, a Buccaneers official managed to retrieve the ball and to give it to Brady after the game. "I said, 'You're gonna have to go give that guy two jerseys to get that ball back,'" Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians joked.

"I was like, either get two of Tom's [or two of yours] but you need to get that ball back for him. And he said, 'Does he really want that ball?' And I said, 'I'm betting he wants that ball.' " The Buccaneers gave their fan another ball.

"That was really cool. I got it in the bag over there," Brady said. "Mike gave it away. He goes, 'Man, I'm sorry, man. I'll get it.' I said, 'It's alright. I'm sure they'll find a way to get it back.'

But I don't actually keep too many things so ... in that circumstance, I just felt like that might be a good one to keep."

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"Every day he comes to practice, he looks like he's 12," Arians said.

"The numbers -- they are staggering, they will probably never be broken. I say that, but who knows when the next Tom Brady's gonna come? But they are staggering, but when you watch him practice every single day, you don't see the age."

Brady threw four touchdown passes in a 38-3 win over Chicago Bears. For the 37th time in his career, Brady threw at least four touchdown passes in a game. "I just think of all the guys that are sharing it with me," Brady said.

"That's the reality. There's nothing about this sport that you do by yourself. It's the ultimate team sport. It challenges you physically, mentally, emotionally, every week, every day at practice -- this is not a sport you can just mail it in.

"It takes 100% of what you have every single day to be successful and I'm just grateful to have amazing teammates, coaches, to be able to do it for as long as I have is a really incredible blessing in my life. I have great family.

I've got my little baby girl, who's the biggest cheerleader in the world and her two brothers, who are great cheerleaders and mom who was out there today rooting ... great to have the family here and to win a football game feels really good."