Report: Tom Brady returns to New England on Sunday night, October 3

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The biggest game of the year comes at the tail week of its fourth week.

Master Tesfatsion of Bleacher Report reports that the Patriots will host the Buccaneers on October 3. Per the report, it’s a Sunday night game.

Unless Brady plays eight more years in Tampa or ends up with a different team, it’s the last time Brady will ever play in Gillette Stadium.

The return of Brady so early in the season will, as a practical matter, make it more likely that the Patriots will receive clearance to fill the stadium. And it will be as full as ever that night, with the fans welcoming home the prodigal son, even if the fatted calf that’s slain is the home team.

Wild guess? Bucs will be a 3.5-point favorite to win the game. Less wild guess? Brady will be treated far better than Brett Favre for his first return to Lambeau Field.

49 responses to “Report: Tom Brady returns to New England on Sunday night, October 3

  1. Bucs get to go to New England under perfect conditions outside doesn’t do the Pats any favors

  2. And the Packers obsession continues even in a Pats vs. Bucs schedule leak article.

  3. This season ticket holder will be there. The ground will shake from crowd thunder when he first takes the field.

  4. The schedule is perfect for Tampa Bay because most of them are not use to that kind of weather in the winter and October will not be bad. Now Bill will do his best to beat them, because most likely Bill and Tom will never face off against each other ever again.

  5. Brady won six Super Bowls for New England. Brett won one (thank you) and spent six offseasons talking about retirement, then got upset when GB moved on. And he returned in purple.

  6. I’m not a huge Brady guy, but I so desperately want him to go back into New England, torch the Patriots, and say to Belichick, “See what happens when you surround me with weapons?”

  7. Big Brady fan but I’ll take the Pats to cover +3.5. Everyone in that game has something to prove.

  8. Yeah they don’t want the Patriots to be like 4-8 when these two teams play. Best to get it in early.

  9. Per the Governor of MA, MA will have 100% capacity in large venues come August 1st

  10. DVR that one, Pat fans, it’ll keep you warm on those frigid playoff evenings when your team isn’t playing anymore

  11. Biggest game of the year? Seriously? Week four? You could argue “most interesting,” but I don’t think it’ll make the top ten “biggest.”

  12. Defining moment for two of the GOATS. As a fan I’m irrationally pulling for the Pat’s but I can’t hate on Brady.

  13. >> jvotoronto says:
    >> May 12, 2021 at 9:35 am
    >> Brady is such an icon, NE fans will have no idea who to cheer for.
    >>
    >> 28 3 Rate This

    Absolutely a perfect rating on this comment!

  14. We All know that there’s only going to be One GOAT in that stadium and his name isn’t bill ..!! Bucs 31-10

  15. Brady will ALWAYS be worshiped in NewEngland & deservedly so…I’m a fan of his for life…. HOWEVER, I’m a Patriots fan first & foremost so I’m gonna be cheering for a Patriots victory……
    I just know that we won’t have a prayer of a chance if Cam is our starter so I’ll keep things real & in perspective if that’s the case & begrudgingly come to terms for the loss before the game even kicks off….
    Go Pats!!!!

  16. Wonder what the stray tickets are going to go for on Stub Hub. Four figures for a nose bleed seat, I’m guessing. I’ll consider it.

  17. i DESPERATELY want to see tommy run down the sideline screaming lets go. The fans will go insane. It WILL BE 1 million times more iconic than LeBron throwing powder in the air.

    Also, i wonder if they do Tommy/Gronk’s tribute video at halftime, or what until their Patriots and NFL HOF induction ceremonies 🙂

  18. “jvotoronto says:
    May 12, 2021 at 9:35 am
    Brady is such an icon, NE fans will have no idea who to cheer for.”

    Don’t you worry… we know who to cheer for. Place will go ballistic when the teams hit the field and Brady walks out onto the field…. then it’s game on!!!! This isn’t our first rodeo welcoming back hero’s!!!

  19. Tony Broome says:
    May 12, 2021 at 9:58 am
    I’m not a huge Brady guy, but I so desperately want him to go back into New England, torch the Patriots, and say to Belichick, “See what happens when you surround me with weapons?”
    ……………………………………………………………………………….
    hey bud you do know bill and tom won 6 super bowls together, right? he didn’t exactly leave him void of weapons during his tenure

  20. Well Brady didn’t go play for a hated division rival purely out of spite now did he!?

  21. That is Bruce Arians’ 69th birthday. It would be great if Brady beat the Patriots. Then, he would have at least one win against all 32 teams in the league.

  22. Probably the biggest game of the regular season. Everyone will be watching that game. Everyone has something to prove. It will be surreal for Pats fans in attendance.

  23. It is making my day to watch the fanboys making themselves look stupid with the drooling overs Tammys return. Biggest game of the year…….yawn. Don’t think so.

  24. crush22 says:
    May 12, 2021 at 10:29 am
    Biggest game of a year?
    Cute.

    ——
    The best player of all time returns home as the current SB champ to face the greatest coach and the one he played for for a generation?

    Just a shade more compelling than any Colts game in the last forever years.

  25. i ALMOST wonder/HOPE the buccaneers and former patriot Jason Licht have tommy and gronk lead them onto the field…..but nobody takes the field with them so its their spotlight.

    if they do, mad props to Tampa. Trot Nixon, Nomar, Pedro, Dave Roberts, Ray Bourque, Michael Ryder, Sean Thornton, Vince Wilfork, Willie McGinest, Randy Moss, Drew Bledsoe..we know how to treat our greats

  26. turkeycreekjackjohnson says:
    May 12, 2021 at 12:08 pm
    crush22 says:
    May 12, 2021 at 10:29 am
    Biggest game of a year?
    Cute.

    ——
    The best player of all time returns home as the current SB champ to face the greatest coach and the one he played for for a generation?

    Just a shade more compelling than any Colts game in the last forever years.

    —-

    The Colts would hang a banner

  27. Kind of sad. Hated seeing Montana in a Chiefs uniform. Don’t like seeing HOFers in other jerseys. Patriots’ fans should give him a 20 minute standing ovation. I’ll bet they come pretty close.

  28. Bill isn’t trading Gilmore. He needs him for that game.

    He loaded up the front seven as well. He’s probably going with a Buddy Ryan gameplan.

  29. This is like a WWE script, and that’s not a bad thing. It would be cool to see Brady and Belichick trash talk one another with microphones at the center of the field before the game begins.

  30. The Pats would have been better last year with a Fig Newton under center, this game will be ugly.

  31. This is about to be the highest rated regular season game ever. You bet Brady will be ready for this one.

  32. Bucs are loaded and I expect them to win this game, but it will be closer than a lot of folks think.

  33. I hope, upon his return, the fans give him a warm reception. He didn’t turn his back on you, it was Belichick and his suffocating coaching and GM style that makes playing there insufferable according to many former Pat’s players. Brady escaped the BB Prison. Nice.

  34. Hit him early and often send him away from foxboro bloody and beaten he and the Bucs are the enemy! When he retires there will plenty of time for the fanfare.

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