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Highlights from Week 1 between the Buccaneers and Saints

Recapping the game’s biggest plays.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

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 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.

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.

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.

Kamara runs it back...literally

The fourth-year back goes off right tackle to give the Saints their first lead of the game.

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.

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.

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.

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.

And the penalty led to this....

Yea. Not good.

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.

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!