Mac Jones had the New England Patriots up at halftime, 7-6, and near spoiling Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The first quarter was overshadowed by Brady eclipsing Drew Brees’ NFL file probably the most passing yards all-time however as soon as the mud cleared, Jones put the Patriots forward with an 11-yard landing cross to tight finish Hunter Henry. The Patriots led 7-3 with 8:28 remaining within the first half.

Jones completed the half 15-for-20 with 130 passing yards, a landing and an interception. Kendrick Bourne had 5 catches for 58 yards, which led the Patriots. New England had -6 speeding yards within the first half.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, left, celebrates after his touchdown pass to tight end Hunter Henry (85) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, left, celebrates after his landing cross to tight finish Hunter Henry (85) through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Brady had a tricky time coping with the moist climate and gave the impression to be a bit overzealous with a few of his passes. Plenty of his throws have been crusing over the heads of his receivers.

In the primary quarter, Brady related with huge receiver Mike Evans on a 28-yard achieve to cross Brees. Brady entered the sport 68 yards shy of the file.

The Patriots’ Twitter account acknowledged Brady’s accomplishment.

TOM BRADY SETS NFL ALL-TIME PASSING YARDS RECORD

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass while pressured by New England Patriots defensive end Chase Winovich (50) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a cross whereas pressured by New England Patriots defensive finish Chase Winovich (50) through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass.
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

“It’s only fitting it happened at @GilletteStadium,” the tweet learn. “Congratulations on one other NFL file, @TomBrady.”

Tampa Bay obtained on the board first with a Ryan Succop area purpose, however the kicker had an opportunity to tack three extra factors on however missed. He would hit a 44-yarder earlier than halftime.

Brady completed the half 15-for-27 with 182 passing yards. Leonard Fournette had 44 yards on seven carries. Chris Godwin had three catches for 55 yards and Mike Evans had 5 catches for 55 yards. Both have been main the crew.

The Patriots want to go 2-2 on the season whereas the Bucs try to go 3-1.

The matchup on Sunday evening between the Bucs and Patriots marked Brady’s return to New England after leaving for Tampa Bay final offseason. The future Hall of Fame quarterback spent 20 years in New England and gained six Super Bowls with the franchise.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, right, is sacked by New England Patriots outside linebacker Matt Judon, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. ()

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, proper, is sacked by New England Patriots outdoors linebacker Matt Judon, left, through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. ()
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

If the Buccaneers win the sport, Brady will be part of Brees, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning as the one quarterbacks to defeat all 32 NFL groups.

Fox News’ Dan Canova contributed to this report.