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Tom Brady heads home for rare road game vs. 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Tom Brady grew up in the Bay Area going to Candlestick Park with his family watching Joe Montana, Steve Young and other greats from the San Francisco 49ers dynasty.

Brady has had few chances to go back home in his 23-year career, so he relishes the opportunity on Sunday when the Tampa Bay Bay Buccaneers (6-6) take on the 49ers (8-4) in a matchup of first-place teams.

"That's where I fell in love with football," Brady said. "We'd sit up there in the nose-bleed (section). ... It was just a great time. There were so many great players, a great era of football. I loved the 49ers. I loved them in college, and then they skipped over me six times (in the draft) and I started hating the 49ers. That's just the way it went down."

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Tampa Bay 660.500
Atlanta 580.385
Carolina 480.333
New Orleans 490.308
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Brady3332
Pass TDs: T. Brady16
Rush Yds: L. Fournette511
Rush TDs: L. Fournette3
Rec Yds: M. Evans761
Rec TDs: M. Evans3
Int: J. Dean2
Sacks: V. Vea6.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4080 (21)
Passing Yards: 3332 (6)
Rushing Yards: 879 (32)
Points per game: 18.1 (27)
Yards per game: 340.0 (17)
Touchdowns: 20 (29)
Field Goals: 24 (7)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 3765 (7)
Passing Yards: 2611 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1421 (17)
Points per game: 18.3 (5)
Yards per game: 313.8 (8)
Touchdowns: 25 (12)
Field Goals: 15 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/7 N. Turner pract. squad add
12/6 A. Chesley pract. squad add
12/6 U. Gilbert III pract. squad add
12/6 J. Darden cut
12/6 D. Cook pract. squad del
12/6 R. Smith pract. squad del
12/5 N. Turner cut
12/5 A. Chesley active/prac. squad
12/5 U. Gilbert III active/prac. squad
11/29 A. Chesley pract. squad add
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/5 C. Brate illness (Questionable)
12/5 M. Edwards hamstring (Doubtful)
12/5 V. Vea foot (Questionable)
12/5 A. Winfield Jr. ankle (Doubtful)
12/5 T. Wirfs ankle, knee (Out)
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