After the Buccaneers marched down the field on their first position to score a touchdown on a quarterback sneak by Tom Brady, things for Tampa Bay looked promising in New Orleans.
But the Saints scored 17 unanswered points and the Bucs looked like they had the life sucked out of them.
The final score was 34-23 and the Saints were in control for most of the game. Of those 34 points. 14 of them came off of interceptions New Orleans was able to capitalize off of — one being a pick-six.
After the game, Brady admitted to poor execution as being the reason for the team’s loss on Sunday. He also took ownership for the mistakes he made.
“Certainly poor execution. That’s what it comes down to. It’s a game of execution,” Brady said following the loss. “Obviously they made more plays than we did. We made some bad, terrible turnovers and it’s hard to win turning the ball over like that. I obviously have to do a lot better job.”
Brady finished the game 23-for-36 for 239 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Bucs looked much better in the second half than they did in the first. The end result wasn’t what they wanted, but Brady and the offense can build off of their second half performance as they look ahead to Week 2.
The Buccaneers are hoping to bounce back next week at home when they host the Carolina Panthers.