Tom Brady is acquainting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with another method of winning.
The six-time Super Bowl champion drove a fight against eminent loss triumph unexpectedly since joining his new group, tossing for 369 yards and five scores to enable the Bucs to mobilize from a 17-direct deficiency toward beat the Los Angeles Chargers, 38-31, on Sunday.
It’s the 46th time Brady has conveyed a triumphant drive in the final quarter or extra time of a normal season game — fourth on the NFL behind Peyton Manning (54), Drew Brees (50) and Dan Marino (47). The 43-year-old quarterback has beaten a deficiency of at least 10 focuses to win a class best multiple times, including postseason.
“Tom, he’s never behind in his mind. We can always make plays to win games,” coach Bruce Arians said.
“How can you not believe in him? He’s the greatest to ever do it,” receiver Scotty Miller said. “We just go in there and follow his lead.”
With a few individuals from the recently delegated Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning giving a shout out to from a suite at Raymond James Stadium — alongside the Cup — Brady disregarded tossing an early block attempt got back from a score to keep the Bucs (3-1) in the lead position in the NFC South.
Five players — Miller, Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate and youngster Ke’Shawn Vaughn — found scoring goes from Brady, who tossed four of them after the Bucs fell behind day in and day out in the subsequent quarter.
“We knew we had played poorly. It was just a show of character. I can honestly say that if this had been last year, we would have gotten beat by 20,” Arians said. “This team has a ton of character and playmakers and we started making plays. You can see that when we don’t beat ourselves, we’re going to be a tough team to beat.”
Brady finished 30 of 46 goes with one capture attempt and zero sacks. It was the seventh five-TD execution of his vocation, first since Sept. 24, 2017 for New England against Houston.
“We’ve got to keep building on the confidence in one another because there’s nothing we’re doing out there that’s perfect,” Brady said. “But we’re going to have to keep building on the good things and learn from the bad things.”
Newbie Justin Herbert finished 20 of 25 goes for 290 yards and three scores for the Chargers (1-3), who’ve lost three straight with the 6th generally pick in the current year’s draft playing sooner than anticipated due to wounds to Tyrod Taylor.
Michael Davis blocked Brady’s sideline toss planned for Justin Watson and restored the ball 73 yards for a first-quarter score and a 14-7 lead. LA stretched out the favorable position to 17 with a 19-yard TD go to Donald Parham Jr. also, Michael Badgley’s 53-yard field objective.
“We have to get over the hump,” Herbert said, noting the Chargers came close in all three losses. “We have to learn to close big games. When we are up 17 points, we can’t shoot ourselves in the foot.”
The game swung significantly in the last moment of the initial half.
Ndamukong Suh constrained a mishandle inside the Los Angeles 10 with the Chargers endeavoring to run out at the clock. Linebacker Devin White recuperated, setting up Brady’s 6-yard TD to Evans, who got done with seven gets for 122 yards.
“I was a bit surprised they didn’t just take a knee,” Evans said. “It was 24-7. They’d had a great first half. They made a mistake. We capitalized on it, got a touchdown and had momentum going into the second half and ran with it.”
The Bucs moved nearer on Brady’s 28-yard scoring toss to O.J. Howard, at that point took a brief 28-24 lead when the three-time association MVP hit Miller on continuous plays for 44 yards and 19 yards to get the show on the road into the end zone once more.
Herbert, who tossed a 51-yard TD go to Tyron Johnson in the principal half, put the Chargers up 31-28 with a shining 73-yard strike to Jalen Guyton, delivering the ball under hefty tension.
Brady’s 9-yard scoring go to Vaughn completed a seven-play, 75-yard drive that put Tampa Bay ahead for good with 11 minutes remaining.
“We all know his track record. His resume speaks for itself.,” Evans said. “We need him to play like that week in and week out if we want to be the special team we’re capable of being. We have the upmost confidence in Tom. He had a hell of a game today.”