NFL

Tom Brady sets new NFL record for career completions

Brady surpassed Drew Brees on Sunday in Tampa.

Tom Brady set an NFL record on Sunday in Tampa. AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio

Tom Brady has surpassed Drew Brees to become the NFL’s all-time completions leader.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion began the day needing 18 completions to move ahead of Brees, who finished his career with 7,142.

Brady’s 7,143rd completion came on a 20-yard strike to Mike Evans with 1:38 remaining in the first half of Tampa Bay’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

The completion gave the Bucs a first down at the Bills 2.

Two plays later, Brady’s quarterback sneak increased Tampa Bay’s lead to 24-3.

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