ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP/CBS) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has set the NFL record for the most passing yards over a three-game stretch.

Brady set the mark with a 23-yard completion to Wes Welker in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It gave Brady 1,258 yards passing through three games to break the mark set by New Orleans’ Drew Brees, who had 1,257 in 2006.

Read: Welker Sets Franchise Record

Welker’s reception gave Brady 318 yards passing against the Bills. It’s Brady’s 37th 300-yard career game, moving him into ninth place, one ahead of John Elway.

Read: Pats-Bills Highs and Lows

Brady has also thrown three touchdowns against Buffalo to give him 271. That puts him two short of tying his boyhood idol,  Joe Montana, for ninth place on the NFL list.

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