Tampa Bay Buccaneers were on the brink of a humiliating loss against the New Orleans Saints on Monday. The NFC South leaders and their star quarterback Tom Brady, who is referred to as the sport’s GOAT, were booed at their own home.
However, Brady, after some yelling, regrouping and huddle sessions, covered more than 13 points in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to win the game 17-16.
The 45-year-old broke Peyton Manning’s record of 43 fourth quarter comebacks. He now has 44. Brady, running around the stadium, was recorded screaming “Let’s f—–g go.”
He dedicated the win to his daughter Vivian Lake Brady, who celebrates her 10th birthday on Monday.
Brady threw a TD pass with Cade Otton to bring Tampa Bay within 16-10 with three minutes left in the game. The Saints could not take much time off and Tampa had the ball going in the final seconds.
Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass that was negated. He then found Rachaad White for the game-winning score.
“Just like we drew it up,” were his first words in the post-match press conference.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Ryan Clark and Dan Wetzel were amongst the many who congratulated TB12 for the comeback.
New Orleans quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 225 yards and a touchdown without an interception, but the Saints ultimately paid for having to settle for three field goals by Wil Lutz on drives deep into Bucs territory.
The Bucs (6-6) extended their division lead over the Atlanta Falcons to 1½ games. The last-place Saints (4-9) missed out on opportunity to pull into a tie for second with the Falcons. None of the four teams in the NFC South has a winning record.