Tom Brady made history when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first regular season game in Germany
Tom Brady Has become accustomed to making history in his long and illustrious NFL career. And on Sunday, the 45-year-old set more historic marks from all the way around the world.
With the win, Brady became the first quarterback to win an NFL game in three different countries outside of the United States.
As a New England Patriot, Brady won all three international games he played in, two in London and one in Mexico City.
And now, he can add Germany to the list as the NFL’s most decorated player adds another accolade to his growing collection.
After the win, Brady described the atmosphere at the Allianz Arena – home of German football giants Bayern Munich – as “pretty electric”.
“It was a great atmosphere,” he said to say NFL Network. “When we went out for warm-ups it felt like a pretty hyped game.
“It was pretty electric so I hope the German fans got what they wanted. Great win for our team, we needed it. Against a great opponent, our defense played great and I’m glad we found a way to put it away and win.”
Despite a tough season before Sunday, Brady looked a lot more like himself, throwing a 31-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones and running with Leonard Fournette for another as the Buccaneers took a 14-0 second half lead.
With the Bucs up 14-3 in the third quarter, the team pulled out all the stops as Fournette tried to throw to Brady but Brady slipped and Fournette was intercepted by Tarik Woolen.
And when Chris Godwin caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Brady early in the fourth quarter, the score seemed wrapped up at 21-3.
However, a late comeback from the Seahawks meant German fans went home with their justifiable excitement.
Tyler Lockett’s touchdown with just eight minutes left narrowed the gap and Brady’s untimely interception of Cody Burton was capitalized on by Seattle as Marquis Goodwin caught a touchdown pass from Seattle quarterback Geno Smith to cut the deficit to just five with under four minutes to play.
Smith finished the afternoon with 275 passing yards and two touchdown passes.
But, when they needed it, Tampa Bay put together a time-killing drive to close out the game behind the power of running back Rashad White – who rushed for a career-high 105 yards – and secure the team’s fifth win of the season and second in a row.
The Bucs now head into their bye week atop the NFC South and look a lot like the team predicted to contend for a Super Bowl ring.
As for the Seahawks, after a promising start to the season, they fell to 6-4, but returned to the US West Coast with their heads held high after a late showing of determination.
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