Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stormed back to take the lead with three seconds remaining and defeat the New Orleans Saints 17-16 on “Monday Night Football.”
The Bucs overcame the 16-3 deficit to score two touchdowns in the final 3:03 and swept the season series against their NFC South rival.
In a complete role reversal from last week — when the Cleveland Browns trailed nearly all game and came back to defeat the Buccaneers in overtime — the Bucs (6-6) overcame a disastrous deficit to score two late touchdowns to defeat the Saints.
Quarterback Tom Brady connected with rookie tight end Cade Otton for a 1-yard touchdown to cut the Saints’ lead to 16-10, and then on the next possession completed two passes to Julio Jones, Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller to go with a 10-yard run from Leonard Fournette.
A holding call on left tackle Donovan Smith wiped out a Godwin touchdown in the back of the end zone, but Brady connected with running back Rachaad White for the 6-yard game winner. It was Brady’s 44th career fourth-quarter comeback, breaking Peyton Manning’s record. (ESPN)