It only took an offensive push for Tom Brady to make his presence felt for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their first week game against the New Orleans Saints.
The Buccaneers, who started their first drive of the game at their 15-yard yard line, put together a nine-play 85-yard drive in about 5 minutes, and was caught up when Brady crashed into the 2-yard end zone. yard on his methodical, almost always successful quarterback keeper.
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On that drive, Brady connected with wide reception Chris Godwin for a 29-yard pass game, and running back Ronald Jones had 1
The Buccaneers were also helped in 3 and 2 plays from the Saints 38-yard line, when Brady threw a beautiful touch pass to Mike Evans, but Marshon Lattimore made a defensive interference on the pass.
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The Saints responded two drives later when quarterback Drew Brees found running back Alvin Kamara from 12 yards to equalize the game at 7-7.
And after Brady threw an interception on the next Bucs drive, Brees engineered another scoring drive for the Saints, when Kamara scored from 6 yards and, after a successful extra point, New Orleans maintained a 14 lead. -7 with about 10 minutes to go in the first half.