But even more worrisome is the injury to starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who left the game after the first half with a calf injury. Rookie Trey Lance took over in the second half, completing nine passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns.
Garoppolo missed 10 games last season and all but three games in 2018 after suffering an ACL tear.
The 29-year-old is hopeful that his calf injury will only sideline him for a couple of weeks, per Cam Inman of The Mercury News. San Francisco will visit the 4-0 Arizona Cardinals this Sunday before heading into their bye week.
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Bridgewater suffered a concussion late in the first half of Denver’s 23-7 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Third-year quarterback Drew Lock had to finish out the game, and he was unable to muster any points on offense.
Per ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, Bridgewater is now in concussion protocol. His status for Sunday’s game against the Steelers (1-3) is up in the air.
If the 28-year-old isn’t cleared in time, Lock will most certainly get the start.
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 24-14 home win against the Detroit Lions with a leg injury. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears don’t think the third-year running back tore his ACL. Chicago will have Montgomery undergo further testing as they try to find the severity of the injury.
The 24-year-old had 106 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the victory that moved Chicago to 2-2 on the year.
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Brady broke the record previously held by Drew Brees (80,358) with a 28-yard pass to Mike Evans in the first quarter. The fans in Foxborough gave their former hero an ovation after he accomplished the feat.
In what was one of the most highly-anticipated regular season games in history, Brady fittingly did to the Patriots what he had done to so many other teams during his 20 years with New England: Put them away in the final minutes with a clutch fourth quarter drive.
Ryan Succop’s 48-yarder before the two-minute warning put the Bucs up by two points. Nick Folk’s potential go-ahead 56-yarder hit the left upright and missed, dropping New England to 1-3 on the year.
Brady wasn’t the only veteran and Canton-bound quarterback to reach a special milestone on Sunday.
Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers squared off for the first time since Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6, 2011. Roethlisberger’s 45-yard touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson in the first quarter put No. 7 up to 400 career TDs.
The two-time Super Bowl champion became just the eighth player to reach the 400 career passing TDS mark. But it was Rodgers’ Packers who emerged victorious 27-17 over the slumping Steelers. In the game, the reigning MVP threw his 420th touchdown pass, which tied him with Dan Marino for sixth all time.
Rodgers needs just one to tie Philip Rivers, and two to move past him for fifth all time. After that, Rodgers will be chasing former Green Bay teammate and mentor Brett Favre, who occupies the No. 4 spot with 508.
With the win, the Packers moved to 3-1 on the season. They’re one game up on the 2-2 Bears for first in the NFC North, and tied with the Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys for the No. 2 seed in the NFC.
The Packers will visit the surprising 3-1 Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday, while the Steelers will look to rebound when they host the Broncos at Heinz Field.