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 rival South 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 a sweep for the Teams Regular Season Series.
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 touchdown and three interceptions. The Saints also brought Brady back his bouts in the first week when Drew Press & 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 did not appear overly anxious, but neither did he ignore the question.
“I think that’s how you are usually judged,” Arianes 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 prime time tilt with the Los Angeles Rams’ powerful defense. Next, the Bucs will host Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12.
Of course, the sky isn’t in Tampa Bay, but the Bucs may have prematurely been crowned NFC favorites.
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