(Foxboro, MA) — A huge game tonight for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady as he returns to his old stomping ground. Unfortunately, his favorite target, tight end Rob Gronkowski, will not joining him due to busted ribs.
Gronkowski was downgraded to “out” by the team and did not travel with the Super Bowl champions for Sunday night’s anticipated matchup with the New England Patriots.
Good to be back… pic.twitter.com/0euoXEdCv4
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) October 3, 2021
Brady will be returning to New England tonight when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Patriots and his former coach Bill Belichick.
If Bucs’ quarterback Tom Brady sets the NFL all-time passing record Sunday night against his former team, and he needs only 68 yards to do it, the Patriots will pause to acknowledge it but not stop the game for a ceremony.https://t.co/wBtHSZfSCp
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2021
The defending Super Bowl champions will visit Gillette Stadium tonight and for the Brady’s first time in his historic career, the star QB will be on opposing sidelines.
Also, Brady is gunning for the all time NFL passing record without Gronk, who has received plenty of balls from the GOAT.
Gronkowski won’t be able to make the trip, however, reportedly because of fractured ribs from last week’s game against the Rams. Live coverage of the Buccaneers in new England begins at 7pm Eastern.