Patriots get a taste of Tom Brady's knack for winning; Bucs QB finds way to victory despite so-so performance

FOXBOROUGH, Mass — Tom Brady might have been using a various uniform, however the previous Patriots quarterback was still able to maintain his winning methods at Gillette Stadium. In his very first video game back in New England given that leaving the company in the spring of 2020, Brady had the ability to assist his Buccaneers leave town with a 19-17 triumph. However, Sunday’s variation of Brady wasn’t the quarterback we have actually translucented the previous 3 weeks of the routine season, who was balancing 362.3 lawns per video game through the air. If anything, Brady’s efficiency versus his previous group was so-so. 

And that’s what makes it even more frustrating for Bill Belichick’s club, who now understand what the remainder of the NFL needed to handle for the 2 years while he was calling Gillette Stadium house. Even when you get an excellent punch in on Brady or if you get him when he’s not on the top of his video game, the seven-time champ can still pull a bunny out of his hat in the kind of a win. 

Overall, the Patriots defense had the ability to discover success versus their previous quarterback, who likewise appeared to come out of eviction a bit too energized for his homecoming as a variety of his preliminary tosses cruised ahead of his desired receivers. 

New England held the protecting Super Bowl champs to simply 6 points in the very first half and had them on their heels coming out of halftime, requiring back-to-back three-and-outs. In all, the Patriots just enabled one goal and 4 basket versus among the more gifted offenses that the NFL needs to provide. As for Brady particularly, he finished simply 22 of his 43 tosses for 269 lawns and no goals. 

By any step, that’s a heck of a night. Well, anticipate the scoreboard. 

Despite being knocked off his video game, Brady — as he’s made well-known throughout his future Hall of Fame profession — was still able to discover a method to win. In the face of the Patriots offense coming alive with Mac Jones finishing 19 straight passes and assisting the club dive out to a 17-16 lead with simply over 4 minutes in guideline, Brady had the ability to address by moving the ball 45 lawns down the field to establish what showed to be a game-winning 48-yard basket. At that point, the Buccaneers defense kept the Patriots at an arms length and required them into a deep basket attempt through the rain that lost. 

“He wasn’t going to make any mistakes that cost us the game,” Arians stated of Brady’s efficiency. “When we had to have field goals, he got us down the field.” 

That’s why an aggressive technique in specific circumstances in the loss might have been the distinction for New England in what showed to be a two-point video game. One example was available in the closing minutes of the very first half when the Patriots chosen to punt rather of choosing a fourth-and-2 effort or attempt a basket. Rather than push for points, they provided the ball back to Brady, who rapidly went up the field to add 3 points prior to the break, which was a precursor to his fourth-quarter resurgence drive.  

Again, the Patriots more than any other franchise in the NFL are rather knowledgeable about Brady, however they experienced firsthand that if you keep him within spitting range of the win, he’ll typically take it. 

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