Chicago (USA), 5 December. Tom Brady, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led his team’s spectacular comeback from thirteen points in the final three minutes of the game against the New Orleans Saints (17-16) on Monday.
At age 45, the seven-time Super Bowl winner added another chapter to his illustrious career, scoring the game-winning touchdown pass with three seconds left; Never in his 23-year NFL career had he thrown so few remaining clutch passes to play in a game.
He did it after a game of immense difficulty in which the Saints defense pushed them to the limit and caused them to lose their tempers frequently, but by the third period the frustration had turned to pure joy after throwing two touchdown passes in the final three minutes. Gone. ,
Super Bowl 51 Commemoration
Only once has Brady managed to come back from thirteen points behind in the fourth quarter, in Super Bowl 51 in 2017 against the Atlanta Falcons. At that position, who is widely regarded as the best player ever in the NFL, he also managed to come back from 19 loss points.
At the end of the game, in an euphoric Raymond James Stadium, Brady downplayed individual qualities and celebrated the Bucs’ “great teamwork”.
His game, despite the tremendous difficulties experienced in the first three periods, ended with 281 passing yards for two touchdowns, along with one interception.
Brady went 36-of-54 passing (15-of-21 in the fourth quarter) and turned the last over to rookie Rachad White, who ran and reached the touchdown line with only 3 seconds left.
an epic response
By the final three minutes, except for a field goal that gave the Bucs an early lead, the Saints dominated the game.
They led 10–3 at halftime, led by Andy Dalton, who threw for 229 yards, scoring a touchdown on a thirty-yard pass from his quarterback Tysom Hill.
The margin increased to 16–3 in the third period, with a field goal by Will Lutz, while images of an enraged Brady, who held his hand over his head, became more frequent.
Brady was 20-for-32 in the fourth quarter when his Bucs looked doomed, but that’s when the former New England Patriots quarterback brought out his competitive spirit.
He led his team to Cade Oton’s touchdown run of 57 yards and the offensive Bucs defense was able to force the Saints’ fourth down fast lane by forcing the ball back into Brady’s hands.
Rookie white signs Triumph’s ‘TD’
In a race against time, the quarterback led his team 73 yards and found, with three seconds to play, a passing lane for rookie White, who received, swung and scored a 16–16 touchdown.
Ryan Succop’s conversion of the extra point was a formality that provided an epic victory for the Bucs.
Brady’s team continued to lead the NFC South with a 6–6 record, while the Saints suffered their ninth loss in thirteen weeks in the NFL.
Games for Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season:
Thursday 1.12: Patriots 10-24 Bills.
Domingo 4.12: Falcons 16-19 Steelers, Bears 19-28 Packers, Lions 40-14 Jaguars, Vikings 27-22 Jets, Giants 20-20 Commanders (TE), Eagles 35-10 Titans, Ravens 10-9 Broncos, Texans 14 -27 Browns, Rams 23-27 Seahawks, 49ers 33-17 Dolphins, Bengals 27-24 Chiefs, Raiders 27-20 Chargers and Cowboys 54-19 Colts.
Lunes 5.12: Buccaneers 17-16 Saints.