The Tampa Bay Pirates had a chance to make a statement under the bright lights Sunday night.
Instead, Tom Brady & Company laid an egg.
The Buccaneers, who entered Week 9 riding a three-game winning streak, Flattened By NFC South competitor New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay mustered just 194 yards of total attack as they fell 38-3 to the Saints, who sealed the teams’ regular season series sweep.
The explosion was a sign Worst differential loss of points From Brady’s career. He is 43 years old Struggled hard Against New Orleans, he completed 22 of 38 pass attempts at 209 yards without touching the ground and three interceptions. The Saints also gave Brady his spells again in Week 1 when Drew Brace & Co. scored an 11-point win in the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome.
After the match, coach Bruce Arians was asked if he was concerned about Brady’s worst performance this season after facing stronger opponents. Arius didn’t seem very worried, but he didn’t ignore the question either.
“I think that’s what is usually judged,” Ariane said, in a text provided by the team. “We were very good against Green Bay and really poor against New Orleans.”
Don’t look now, but correction of the ship won’t be easy for the Bucs. On the deck is a matchup with pesky Panthers in Carolina, followed by a climax tilt with the powerful Los Angeles Rams in defense. Next, the Bucs will host Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12.
Sky, of course, is not falling into Tampa Bay, but the Bucs may have been prematurely capped by their favorite NFC.
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