Bucs football is back! Although the end result was disappointing, there proved to be plenty of big moments throughout the game.
Let’s dive into the highlights from the Bucs/Saints matchup.
Chris Godwin catches a dime
The Bucs’ first offensive drive couldn’t have been prettier. It was highlighted by a 29-yard completion from Tom Brady to Chris Godwin. It was a perfect throw from Brady.
Tom Brady's 1st completion as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer is a 29 yard dime to Chris Godwin! pic.twitter.com/ligrPsQoSA— The 5th Quarter (@The5ifthQuarter) September 13, 2020
Tom Brady’s first touchdown as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer
Brady and the Bucs went on a nine-play, 85-yard drive that ended with Brady diving between Ali Marpet and Ryan Jensen for the game’s first score.
Tom Brady’s first touchdown as a Buc was obviously a run just as everyone expected pic.twitter.com/WCGsezUc3s— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 13, 2020
Alvin Kamara puts the Saints on the board
The Saints converted three third downs on their first touchdown drive, including the 3rd and 10 that led to Kamara’s 12-yard touchdown reception.
Drew Brees hits Alvin Kamara on the screen for the touchdown#Saints I #GoBucs I #TBvsNO pic.twitter.com/P92FrSeng6— Roto Street Journal (RSJ) (@RotoStJournal) September 13, 2020
Brady’s first interception as a Buccaneer
A miscommunication between Brady and Mike Evans allows Marcus Williams to snag the interception and move the ball into Tampa Bay territory.
Brady throws an interception pic.twitter.com/8ZDGihAM51— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) September 13, 2020
Kamara runs it back...literally
The fourth-year back goes off right tackle to give the Saints their first lead of the game.
Kamara’s second touchdown of the game. #TBvsNO pic.twitter.com/QMetpR96O3— The Sports Cast (@thesportscast1) September 13, 2020
Ryan Succop’s field goal is blocked
The Bucs lined up to try a 54-yard field goal attempt and watched Margus Hunt break through the protection and block the kick.
BLOCKED FG ALERT— CTB (@catchtheblitz) September 13, 2020
Ryan Succop’s first attempt field goal for the #Bucs is blocked by the #Saints NO remain in the lead, 14-7 pic.twitter.com/rtYhegDHD8
Brady’s first pick-six as a Buccaneer
Oof. Brady tries to complete a pass to Justin Watson on the right sideline, but Janoris Jenkins is able to jump the route and take it to the house to put the Saints up by 17.
Interceptions Thrown Today— Pickswise (@Pickswise) September 13, 2020
Tom Brady: 2
Cam Newton: 0
Just throwing it out there AGAIN
But he comes right back and throws his first touchdown as a Buccaneer
Williams is called for DPI on Evans, which puts the ball on the New Orleans 30. Two plays later, Brady finds O.J. Howard in the end zone and the Bucs cut the deficit to 10 points.
Tom Brady’s first touchdown pass for the Buccaneers goes to TE O.J. Howard!— USA TODAY NFL (@usatodaynfl) September 13, 2020
(Via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/IsJlUEYVa1
Carlton Davis III misses a tackle, Emmanuel Sanders scores a touchdown
Davis had position, but couldn’t make the play. Sanders scores to make it a 31-17 game with 11:38 left in the game. To make things worse, Davis was called for a facemask that was enforced on the kickoff.
Emmanuel Sanders slips a tackle and finds the end zone! #Saints @ESanders_10— NFL (@NFL) September 13, 2020
: #TBvsNO on FOX
: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/5o8cWoN1yf pic.twitter.com/bhgKAyy6RD
And the penalty led to this....
Yea. Not good.
Fumble - #Saints recover!— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 13, 2020
: @NFLonFOX pic.twitter.com/OC59IY9dBJ
The Saints would kick a field goal as a result of the fumble and increase their lead to 34-17.
Brady finds Evans for his second passing touchdown of the game
Hopefully there’s plenty more of this to come in the future. Evans makes his only reception of the game count. It’s an excellent grab on Evans’ part.
Mike Evans 1st catch of the game is a garbage time touchdown from Tom Brady#TBvsNO #Saints #GoBucs pic.twitter.com/zPPpcciCpf— Roto Street Journal (RSJ) (@RotoStJournal) September 13, 2020
The Bucs attempted a two-point conversion, but couldn’t get it done. They then tried to recover an onside kick, but the Saints were able to jump on the ball. New Orleans would go on to win, 34-23.
What was YOUR favorite play from the game? Let us know in the comments below!