Tom Brady set a couple of passing records for the New England Patriots in their season-opener Monday night against the Miami Dolphins, going over 500 yards through the air.
When Brady connected with Wes Welker on a 99-yard TD pass with 5:44 remaining, it gave him 511 yards on the night, moving him past the team mark of 426 set by Drew Bledsoe on November 13, 1994 in a 26-20 overtime win over the Vikings.
Brady also topped his former record for longest pass in team history. That was a 91-yarder from him to David Patten in a contest against Indianapolis on October 21, 2001.
The pass to Welker, which came down the left sideline, moved the Patriots to a 38-17 lead, just after the Dolphins failed on a fourth down pass in the end zone.
Brady's 511 yards was also the most in Monday Night Football history, and the game wasn't over yet. The record is 554 yards, set by Norm Van Brocklin of the Los Angeles Rams in a September 28, 1951 contest vs. the New York Yanks.