Injury setback allows the Bucs to end their seven-game losing run to the Saints


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were missing their top three wide receivers, top two left tackles, No. 1 center, and key third-down back with a few minutes left in the fourth quarter on Sunday. In spite of being labeled as doubtful on the injury report, their main rusher was seemingly playing on one leg, and their quarterback was acting frustrated like he usually does when facing up against an opponent. Brady demonstrated why he is regarded as the best player in game history when given the chance to put his offensive difficulties behind him. Football teams with championship DNA, though, look forward, not backward. On third-and-5, he held his ground in the pocket and patiently waited before releasing a brilliantly placed pass to Breshad Perriman, who snagged it for a 28-yard touchdown. The Buccaneers gained their first lead of the game with this score, and they went on to defeat the Saints 20-10 in front of a boisterous crowd of 70,040 spectators at the Caesars Superdome. Much more significant was the game’s emotional consequence.