New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady picked a great time to grab the 200th regular season win in his illustrious career on Sunday night. Brady’s Patriots ended Kansas City’s unbeaten run in a 43-40 heartstopper on Sunday Night Football in an early Game of the Year candidate.
The Patriots went into halftime with a 24-9 lead but Patrick Mahomes (352 yards and four touchdown passes) heated up after a slow first half.
He connected on four second-half touchdown passes including three to Tyreek Hill. The last of the three scores was a 75-yarder that tied the game at 40.
However, in the end, Mahomes and the Chiefs were a bit too explosive for their own good. Brady and the Pats got the ball back with three minutes left and all three of their timeouts remaining.
Of course, Brady did what he normally does in clutch situations. He led the Patriots on a seven-play, 65-yard drive that culminated in Stephen Gostkowski’s game-winning 28-yard field goal.
Brady finished with 340 yards passing, a touchdown, and a critical rushing touchdown that gave New England a 37-33 lead.
As for Brady’s 200th win, he is comfortably ahead of Peyton Manning, who finished with 186 career victories. Meanwhile, Drew Brees is the closest active quarterback with 145 wins.
The 41-year old Brady continues to defy time and the odds. The 4-2 Patriots head to Chicago to face a reeling Bears team.