Tom Brady started his game day Happy meeting with Aaron JudgeThe Buccaneers offense flailed for most of the clash with the Saints, only to eventually find their frustration airing.
Brady, 44, was caught by the cameras on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” after the suffocating New Orleans defense had no answer at Raymond James Stadium.
“What the fk is that?” Brady could be seen screaming on the bench with a tablet in hand – this time he didn’t hit.
Things didn’t get much better on the next drive.
Facing a fourth-and-7 from the Saints’ 40-yard line with the game deep in the fourth quarter, Brady fumbled a punt — but was quickly overruled by coach Todd Bowles. The Bucs punted, trailing by 10 points.
In the end, none of that mattered, as any bad feelings turned to joy as Brady put together another fourth quarter drive to lead the Buccaneers to a thrilling 17-16 victory over the Saints.
His six-yard pass to Rachaad White tied the game with three seconds left, and Ryan Succop’s extra point was the difference.
Brady seemed to have forgiven his coach when it was over, with the Buccaneers trailing 16-3 in the fourth quarter.
“Great coach Bowles, he wanted it,” Brady told ESPN. “That’s what happened.”
Brady completed 36 of 54 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for an 84.0 quarterback rating. The win evens Tampa Bay’s record at 6-6 and puts them in first place in the NFC South.
“Great team effort, great effort by the defense all game long,” Brady said. “We’re all really proud of our team for playing against a struggling team.”