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Michigan’s best Week 4 NFL performances: Tom Brady sets all-time passing record

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GOAT doin’ GOAT things.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It was mainly ex-Michigan Wolverine defenders who shined in Week 4 of the NFL season, but the GOAT did something pretty extraordinary as well. We’ll dive in a bit deeper in this week’s best performances from former members of the Michigan football program.

Tom Brady

22-of-43, 269 yards

That stat line isn’t sexy by any means, but when one of those 22 completed passes ended up being the pass that broke Drew Brees’ all-time passing yards record in the NFL, you have to include Brady here.

He only needed 68 yards passing entering the game to do it, and he did it while connecting with wide receiver Mike Evans on a 28-yard pass very early in the game.

To top it all off, Brady and the Bucs won at Gillette Stadium and took down Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in the process. Brady now has NFL victories against every team in the league, joining Brees, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks in the history of the league to ever do so.

Mike Danna

4 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TFLs, 2 QB hits

The former Wolverine defensive end is starting to become a really nice player for Kansas City, racking up two sacks, two TFLs and four total tackles in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 42-30 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Danna now has three sacks in four games this season, which is tied for 13th in the entire league. If he keeps it up, a starting role could very well be in his near future.

Devin Bush

6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 2 QB hits

The third-year linebacker came back from an injury for Pittsburgh in its 27-17 loss against the Packers, but performed like his usual self. Bush compiled six total tackles, two hits on the quarterback, one sack and one tackle for loss at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.

His sack against Aaron Rodgers was so nice that the caption of the video is “Devin Bush resembles heat-seeking missile on untouched third-down sack.” Ya gotta love it.

Rashan Gary

6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 2 QB hits

Meanwhile, the former No. 1 overall player coming out of high school also put up a nice stat line in the Pittsburgh/Green Bay game. In fact, it’s the exact same stat line from Devin Bush. But his sack on Ben Roethlisberger came in uber-athletic form, per usual from Gary.

He’s now up to 1.5 sacks and eight quarterback hits on the season. He had 11 hits of the quarterback all of last season, so he is really starting to turn on the jets for the Packers.