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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and more arrive for Patriots-Buccaneers showdown

It has already been an action-packed Week 4, but there's plenty of football left to consume.

Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady will lead the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Foxborough, Massachusetts, to take on the New England Patriots, with whom Brady won his first six titles and three regular-season MVP awards over a 20-year stint.

Sunday's matchup will mark Brady's first time visiting New England as an opponent. He enters Week 4 needing only 68 passing yards to break Drew Brees' all-time NFL record (80,358).

A victory by Tampa Bay would join Brady with Brees, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks in league history to defeat all 32 franchises.

With ample history and nostalgia on hand, let's see what pregame looks Brady, Bill Belichick and others are rocking ahead of arguably the most highly anticipated reunion in recent memory.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Tom Brady

The NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes (591 entering Week 4) took in the sights of his first NFL home while donning a white hoodie and black jacket for the New England weather.

Brady tossed 541 touchdowns and amassed 74,571 passing yards with the Patriots. Both marks are the most by any player with a single NFL franchise.

Yesterday afternoon, Brady & Co. journeyed north to prepare for his return to New England. He shared a custom montage of his favorite memories with the Patriots ahead of stepping into Gillette Stadium again.

While it must hurt Patriots fans to see him in a Bucs uniform, a stroll down memory lane couldn't hurt in this case.


New England Patriots

Former Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi, WR Randy Moss, LB Willie McGinest

All three of these former Patriots have developed media careers since last playing in the NFL. Tom Brady's return to town has prompted many smiles around Foxborough this weekend.

Bruschi and Moss, who both provide NFL analysis for ESPN, kept on their work attire while taking a picture with Patriots owner Bob Kraft.


Arizona Cardinals

RB Chase Edmonds, WR Christian Kirk, DB Byron Murphy, LB Isaiah Simmons, QB Kyler Murray

Arizona is seeking only its second 4-0 start over the last 40 seasons (start 4-0 before finishing 5-11 in 2012). The Cardinals' 103 points through Week 3 tied the Buccaneers for the NFL lead.

Edmonds and Kirk, who lead the Cardinals in rushing and receiving yards respectively, have played key roles in aiding the team's hot start.

The biggest key to Arizona's early success? Teammates hyping up one another on the pregame runway, of course.


San Francisco 49ers

WR Deebo Samuel

Samuel has grown quite comfortable drawing attention with his pregame attire thus far in the young season.

In an ode to his first name, Samuel pulled up dressed in the attire of "Deebo" (played by the late Tommy Lister Jr.) from the 1995 movie "Friday."


Baltimore Ravens

WR Marquise Brown, QB Lamar Jackson

Baltimore visits Denver seeking the Ravens' first win in the Mile High City since the 2012 division playoffs. Despite keeping their respective threads laid-back, both Brown and Jackson, who leads the team with 251 rushing yards, appeared focused on business as usual ahead of taking the field.

Jackson is the first player in NFL history with 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards in the first three games of a season.

Such an outing against Denver Sunday would tie him with Michael Vick (2011) for the longest overall such streak in NFL history.


Los Angeles Rams

CB Jalen Ramsey, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Robert Woods, NT Sebastian Joseph-Day

Los Angeles hosts division rival Arizona seeking only the Rams' second 4-0 start over the past 20 seasons. The Rams started 4-0 in 2018 before losing to the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. A victory today would also mark Los Angeles' ninth straight against Arizona.

This will be only the fourth matchup since 2000 between division rivals entering with a record of 3-0 or better.

So how does one prepare for such a huge game? Ask Jalen Ramsey, who visited the defending World Series champion Dodgers before turning his attention to Week 4.

Jackson and Woods pulled up to SoFi Stadium in some casual threads, but Joseph-Day showed up in his Sunday best and even paused for an abbreviated photoshoot.


Kansas City Chiefs

QB Patrick Mahomes, DT Chris Jones, DB Jay Sneed, WR Tyreek Hill, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

The 2018 MVP leads Kansas City into an East Coast bout against the Philadelphia Eagles (1-2). For the first time in 57 games with Mahomes starting at quarterback, the Chiefs have lost consecutive games (including playoffs).

The defending AFC champions are actually under .500 for the first time since Week 11 of the 2015 season, when Mahomes was a sophomore with Texas Tech.

He enters his 50th career regular-season game with the most touchdown passes (120) and passing yards (14,832) by any player in that span.

Mahomes looks quite ready to bounce back judging by these Sunday threads.

His teammates Jones and Sneed clearly got the team memo for rocking their Sunday best.

Hill, who has 70 total receiving yards during Kansas City's two-game skid, paid homage to Philly legend and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Allen Iverson with this nod to The Answer's famous No. 3 jersey.

Iverson's number was retired by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014.

Helaire recorded his first 100-yard rushing game of 2021 and caught a touchdown pass in Week 3. Despite the Chiefs taking the loss, the second-year running back visits Philadelphia in high spirits with an impressively creative hoodie to match.


Philadelphia Eagles

DT Fletcher Cox

The six-time Pro Bowler is still seeking his first sack of the 2021 season but isn't lacking confidence ahead of chasing Patrick Mahomes around this afternoon.

Then again, the only way to pull off leopard print is to display the utmost confidence.


Indianapolis Colts

RB Jonathan Taylor

The Colts' 0-3 start is the team's worst since beginning the 2011 season 0-13.

Taylor is still seeking his first 100-yard rushing game of the season, but the second-year running back is clearly embracing the South Florida weather ahead of facing Miami's 26th-ranked rushing defense.


Washington Football Team

DE Chase Young

Washington (1-2) heads south having lost six straight against the Atlanta Falcons (1-2) dating back to 2006. Young, who is still seeking his first sack of the season, rocked all-black attire upon entering Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

When asked Thursday about returning to peak form, the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year simply said, "I'm real close."


Buffalo Bills

QB Josh Allen, WR Emmanuel Sanders, TE Dawson Knox, DT Ed Oliver

Buffalo enters Week 4 seeking three straight wins after losing a season opener, which the Bills haven't done since 1999 (4-1).

The Bills' Sunday threads appeared to lean more casual ahead of hosting the Houston Texans (1-2), who enter this matchup as a 16.5-point underdog.

Houston has not been this big of an underdog since 2005. Allen, who rocked a hoodie from his old high school, enters this matchup having tossed a touchdown pass in 14 straight games (including playoffs).

If he throws one today, he'll tie Ryan Fitzpatrick (15 in 2009-10) for the second-longest such streak in franchise history. Jim Kelly's mark (18 in 1986-87) is within reach.


Chicago Bears

Chicago Sky center Candace Parker

After 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, Parker took her talents east to play for her hometown squad. She pulled out a customized Bears (1-2) jersey ahead of the Sky hosting the Connecticut Sun in the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. The Bears host the division rival Detroit Lions this afternoon.

Chicago has readily embraced Parker's return to the Windy City. Last month, Mayor Lori Lightfoot proclaimed Sept. 16 to be Candace Parker Day.

A win for both the Bears and Sky today could certainly help the good times continue rolling.


ESPN Stats & Information contributed to this story.