Brady, who was on the winning side in a divisional playoff meeting last season, threw four touchdowns against the Saints, but despite rallying his team from a tight deficit, he couldn’t get the job done.
With five minutes and 44 seconds left, the 44-year-old threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Cyril Grayson, which seemed to have the Buccaneers on their way, but it wasn’t.
With just one minute and 24 seconds on the clock, Saints safety PJ Williams intercepted Brady and ran 40 yards for a touchdown to seal a thrilling victory over the Super Bowl champions.
“It’s hard to win when you spin the ball like we did. So I don’t need to interfere. That’s the key,” Brady said, reflecting on the loss.
It wasn’t all good news for the Saints, however, after losing quarterback Jameis Winston to a knee injury early in the second quarter.
“It’s important,” coach Sean Payton said after the game. “He heard something. He’s on crutches right now.
“I don’t mean it [how bad it is]Until you get a chance to talk to the doctors. “
The visitors, who also didn’t have Tessim Hill’s support available, had to rely on Trevor Seaman, who hadn’t thrown a pass since 2019 and hadn’t thrown a touchdown in 1,421 days.
However, the clerk made a considerable effort on his part to cross the line.
“Most are from my mom,” Siemian said, laughing about the text messages he received after the match.
“It was funny. You play in the preseason, but your replays are very limited.
“I think I kind of lost track of how much fun it is when you’re out there at a meet and between the drives and the signs.
“There’s a joy in this sport that you can’t chase in anything else.”
The Saints will play on Nov. 7 when they host the Atlanta Falcons at the Superdome, while the Bucs will have a week off before trying to recover against the Washington football team on Nov. 14.