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Tom Brady throws 500th career touchdown to Josh Gordon as Patriots beat Colts

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Tom Brady of the New England Patriots submitted a new entry into the record books last night as he passed the 500th touchdown of his NFL career.

The Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night 38-24 to move to a 3-2 record on the season so far thanks to the fantastic performance of their quarterback.

Brady finished his night completing 34 of his 44 pass attempts for 341 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

He also became only the third player in NFL history to throw for 500 touchdowns throughout their NFL career alongside Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Favre (508).

The touchdown itself was very memorable, as he connected with one of the newest members of the Patriots and former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for his first touchdown at the franchise.

Brady scored the 500th touchdown of his career on a 34-yard pass to Gordon in the fourth quarter that put the Patriots up 31-17 on the night.

Flash is also the 71st different receiver to catch a pass from the New England quarterback, which is also an NFL record.

However, Brady isn't the only quarterback that could join the 500 club this week, as New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees could become a member too if he scores four touchdowns, as he currently sits on 496 touchdowns.

The 41-year-old said on the achievement after the game to ESPN: "I think all these things like that, milestones, there are so many people that contribute, all the people that have really worked hard.

"A quarterback doesn't throw to himself. These are all great team awards, pretty cool."

Gordon said when asked about catching Brady's 500 career touchdown, via The Score: "Similar to what I said last week, to catch any pass from Tom is amazing, let alone some history-making catch or pass.

"The next history point to make for him, I hope to be a part of it."

Brady is now finally getting himself into a flow of wins with the Patriots after a slow start to the season, and his performances on the field have certainly paid a big contribution towards the team's success.

The 341 passing yards are the most for the quarterback in the regular season since Week Three of last year when he threw for 378 yards against the Houston Texans.

Tom Brady now has 500 career touchdowns

This was also Brady's first 300-yard passing game in the regular season since Week Eleven of 2017 against the Oakland Raiders.

The Patriots will now have 10 days off before they face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week Six.

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