TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers launch their bid for a return to the Super Bowl with a dominating 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The defending champions set the tempo from the start, with Brady leading a pair of long TD drives in the opening quarter and building the lead to 17-0 by halftime.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner finished off the Eagles with TD passes of 2 yards to Rob Gronkowski and 36 yards to Mike Evans, improving his dazzling playoff record to 35-11 in a record 46 postseason starts.
Next up is the divisional round, where Tampa Bay will host either the Arizona Cardinals or the L.A. Rams. The Bucs get the winner of that game, which happens Monday night.
The Bucs didn't play the Cardinals this season, but they did lose to the Rams 34-24 back in Week 3.