Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints A 40-yard pick six from New Orleans gave them the victory
PJ Williams he intercepted Tom Brady and returned him 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 to play, which helped New Orleans seal a dramatic but potentially costly 36-27 victory over the Tprotected Bay Buccaneers Sunday during which Saints quarterback Jameis Winston injured his left knee.
Winston was injured during a fight early in the second quarter when he was brought down from behind by former LSU star Devin White, who pulled him by the neck to no longer allow him to return.
Backup Trevor Siemian replaced Winston and completed 16 of 29 throws for 159 yards. and a touchdown with no loss of the ball, leading the Saints in five units of score that produced two touchdowns and three field goals.
Brady touchdowns threw four, but he also lost the ball three times in a pair of interceptions and a fumble, that the Saints converted to 16 points.
LThe Bucs almost got over their mistakes, erasing a 16-point deficit in the second half, taking a lead with 5:44 to go when catcher and former LSU track athlete Cyril Grayson was discovered behind the ball. defense and scored a 50-yard touchdown.
New Orleans responded by driving for a field goal for a 29-27 lead with 1:41 to play, leaving Brady, who is no stranger to late comebacks, so much time plus a timeout to win the game. Instead, the Saints defense got big.
Defense of New Orleans came in with two turnovers in the second quarter after Winston was brought into the locker room, and the Saints offense converted them to nine points. Brady fumbled on a double pump caused by pressure from defensive end Cameron Jordan, and defensive tackle David Onyemata, freshly activated after a six-game suspension, recovered near midfield.
The Saints got a field goal, but only after a rough play to the passer against William Gholston erased what would have been an interception by Antoine Winfield Jr. in the end zone.
Later, Brady was intercepted by CJ Gardner Johnson, who had left his man to undermine a pass intended for Godwin. Gardner-Johnson returned the ball 26 yards to Tampa Bay 35.
New Orleans turned that into a short pass from Siemian to fullback Alex Armah. shortly before the end of the first half, giving the Saints a 16-7 lead after rookie kicker Brian Johnson missed the extra point.
New Orleans extended its lead to 23-7 in the opening possession of the second half, which started with Siemian hitting Kevin White for a 38-yard gain. Alvin Kamara finished it off with a goal run on a pitching play in the fourth and goal from the 1.
But Brady responded by leading the You drift to the end zone on your next two possessions with a 7-yard pass. running back Giovani Bernard and a 41-yard strike to Mike Evans. He beat Saints top cornerback Marshon Lattimore in single coverage and went 23-21 before the end of the third quarter.