The New England Patriots had to return home without a victory, dropping their first game of the season in Foxboro. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rallied to a 19-17 victory over New England on a rainy Sunday night thanks to Ryan Succop hitting the winning field goal with just over one minute left in the game. Tom Brady threw for one touchdown and ran for another while Jameis Winston threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns, including a 48-yard beauty to Mike Evans that proved to be the difference in the victory.
The New England Patriots were unable to get past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. despite throwing for 348 yards and three touchdowns, Tom Brady was not able to put up enough points to beat his former team. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston had the best game of his young NFL career with 222-yard passing and 2 touchdowns, but it still wasn’t enough to topple the reigning champions.
The Patriot’s offense struggled to find any rhythm early in the game. Brady was under pressure for much of the first half, and he couldn’t seem to get into a groove with his receivers. Chris Hogan dropped a crucial ball late in the third quarter that would have put New England on Tampa Bay’s 1-yard line up 17-14.
Tom Brady rallied the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 19-17 victory over the Patriots on a rainy Sunday night in his return to New England, with Ryan Succop hitting the winning 48-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.
When 17-year-old Tom Brady replaced Drew Bledsoe as starter, few expected the Patriots to be anything but bad. Brady had no previous NFL experience and was surrounded by players who had never put on a football helmet, including Lawyer Milloy, Ted Johnson, Willie McGinest, Chris Slade, and Willie Clay.
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The phrase “underdog” was probably made for Tom Brady. Forget the scars of 2007. Forget the sting of his own mistakes. Forget the undefeated juggernaut that is this Baltimore Ravens team, who are on a mission to show him what it feels like to be on the other side. No matter how hard he tries to push it back down, he will still think of that fateful fumble with one minute left in Super Bowl XLVI, and that’s why he wanted this game so bad.