While “really, really proud” of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head coach Bruce Arians insisted it is “just the beginning” for his team after they ended their playoff drought in the NFL.

The Buccaneers booked their spot in the postseason for the first time since 2007 thanks to Saturday’s 47-7 demolition of the Detroit Lions.

Tom Brady helped end Tampa Bay’s 13-year wait for a playoff berth, throwing four touchdowns on 22-of-27 passing for 348 yards and no interceptions against the Lions.

As the Buccaneers (10-5) eye a second Super Bowl crown to pair with their 2002 success, Arians told reporters: “It’s just the beginning. Our goal when we started out, especially this year, was just to get in the dance.

“And now it’s to win 11 games. And see where we stand and where we’re going, know who we’re playing.

“[I’m] really, really proud — our guys did a great job of preparing this week. You could feel — this was the playoff practice week. Even with the holidays, they handled their business well.”

Six-time Super Bowl champion and superstar quarterback Brady reset the single-season franchise high for passing TDs with 36, surpassing former number one pick Jameis Winston’s record of 33 posted last season in his 300th regular-season appearance.

Brady produced the best first half of his illustrious career, completing 22 of 27 passes for 348 yards away to the Lions in Detroit, having eclipsed his own record of 340-plus passing yards, four-plus TDs and no interceptions in a single half set with the New England Patriots in 2009.

The 43-year-old became the only NFL player in history to play for 20-plus seasons with one team – the Patriots – and later make the playoffs with another, per NFL Research. Brady is also the first player in the league’s history to reach the playoffs in 12 consecutive seasons.

“Any time you have a 158 quarterback rating and throw for over 300 yards in the half, back-to-back, it’s pretty special,” Arians said. “And he’s a pretty special player.”

Such was Brady’s dominance against the Lions, having combined well with Mike Evans, he was handed a rest and replaced by Blaine Gabbert to start the third quarter.

“We knew — especially [against] this team — Tom went against this defense for 20 years in New England [with] all the calls and everything. He was very confident that we could get Mike the ball in this ballgame,” Arians said.

“Every time Blaine [Gabbert] had a chance, we were going to try to get Mike that record. I was hoping he’d get it today and we wouldn’t have to play him next week, but next week will take care of itself. I desperately want that to happen. Whatever he needs — 50 [yards] or whatever he has left — I’m sure Atlanta’s not going to want to give it to him, so we’ll have to find some creative ways to get it for him.”