Tampa Bay visits Philadelphia at the start of the day
Quarterback Tom Brady was back in the limelight after he had a five-touchdown feast in the fifth week of competition.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown also featured alongside Brady and posted records. Also, with another victory, the Arizona Cardinals remain the only undefeated team in the NFL, and quarterback Justin Herbert had his 11th game of at least 300 yards.
Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns, while Brown became the fastest player in the NFL to record 900 receptions.
The legendary quarterback threw for more than 400 yards with five touchdowns in the same game for the first time in his 22-year career.
Brown, who joined the Buccaneers mid-season a year ago after serving an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, had six receptions for 124 yards and scored on receptions of 62 and 4 yards.
He also extended the longest active streak in the NFL with at least one catch to 141 straight games and became the fastest in 900 receptions.
Receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a difficult nine-yard touchdown reception with 5:13 remaining and secured the Arizona Cardinals’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers to keep them undefeated.
The Cardinals improved to 5-0 for the first time since the 1974 championship.
The Arizona team is the only team to remain undefeated so far this NFL season.
Herbert had his 11th game of at least 300 yards, adding 398 through the air and tied for a career-high four touchdowns. Herbert completed 26 of 43 passes.
Herbert has the most 300-yard games by any quarterback in his first two years in the league.
Week 6 starts
Tom Brady often remembers the defeats he has suffered.
As Tampa Bay (4-1) prepares to take on the Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) tonight, Brady made some references this week to the fact that the Buccaneers had fallen after a short break last season. . It happened on October 8, when the quarterback forgot the number of downs at the end of a 20-19 loss to Chicago.
“You have these weeks and you put a lot of energy into them in a really short period, like we have now,” said Brady, who will be playing with an injured hand. “It’s like studying for an exam, you know? You just put everything else aside and focus on the game … The good thing is, if you win, the time you have for the next game is really useful. But you have to win.
“Last year we lost, so we have to play well,” he warned.
The defending Super Bowl champs are coming off a landslide victory over Miami, while Philadelphia rallied for victory on their visit to Carolina.
Brady has played the Eagles in two of his 10 Super Bowl appearances, going 1-1. He threw for 505 yards in a 41-33 loss to Nick Foles and Philadelphia four seasons ago.
Charge the team
Every time the Baltimore Ravens show a new lack or lose another player to injury, it seems Lamar Jackson starts to play even better.
Jackson has been all the Ravens have needed so far this season. And that was clearer than ever Monday night against Indianapolis, when he threw for a franchise-record 442 yards and four touchdown passes.
The Ravens prevailed in overtime.
Baltimore needed Jackson to play MVP, and he did.
“He’s always growing, getting better,” said Mark Andrews of the Ravens.
Jackson’s 442 yards surpassed his career-best record by 118. In fact, three of his best four performances in passing yards have occurred in the past three games.