MUNICH – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-16 for a record breaking win for Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady is the first quarterback to win NFL regular season games in three countries. With the New England Patriots, Brady was at the helm for wins in London and in Mexico City. The Germany win today adds to his tally.
After a seemingly miraculous end of the game last week where Brady seemed like the Tom Brady of old and took the offense on a drive with 44 seconds left on the clock to score a game winning touchdown over the Los Angles Rams, expectations were high with fans hoping for Brady to return this week in the same form.
Brady connected with Julio Jones and Chris Godwin on scoring passes and Leonard Fournette ran one in as the Bucs (5-5) improved to .500 and snapped Seattle’s four-game winning streak.
Brady completed 22 of 29 passes for 258 yards and Rachaad White started and ran for 105 yards on 22 carries.
Trailing 21-3, Seattle’s Geno Smith threw touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett and Marquise Goodwin to make the score 21-16 with 3:58 to play.
Smith found Goodwin in the corner of the end zone for a 19-yard score on fourth-and-1 to complete a drive that started on the Bucs 45 after Brady threw his first interception since the season opener. Linebacker Cody Barton picked it off.
Lockett caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Smith with 8:20 left, but the 2-point conversion try failed, leaving the score 21-9.
Smith was 23 of 33 for 275 yards and the two touchdowns for the Seahawks (6-4), who are still atop the NFC West.
After the Thursday night game followed by the Germany glove, the Buccaneers will enjoy a bye ween this week, followed by a trip to Cleveland to face the Browns on November 27th.