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Tom Brady, Bucs defeat Dallas 31-29 in 2021 NFL opener

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Tom Brady, Bucs defeat Dallas 31-29 in 2021 NFL opener

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Sep 10
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The defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by superstar Tom Brady, defeated the visiting Dallas Cowboys 31-29 at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday in the NFL season opener.

Brady completed 32-of-59 passes for 379 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. The 44-year-old connected two of those four TDs to Rob Gronkowski.

The Buccaneers did not start strong. The Cowboys even managed to take a 29-28 lead in the fourth quarter on Greg Zuerlein’s 48-yard field goal.

The Bucs took possession of the ball with 1:24 remaining on the clock. Brady managed to complete a 47-yard pass to Antonio Brown. Then, with 18 seconds left in the game, he completed a 24-yard pass to Chris Godwin to set up the winning field goal.

Kicker Ryan Succop then stepped up and kicked a game-winning field goal with 10 seconds remaining for the Bucs’ first victory of the season.

Brady made his 300th regular-season start in the game, the first player in the league to do so.

“I’ve been playing a long time,” Brady said after the game. “That’s a lot of football.”

The Buccaneers will play the Atlanta Falcons in Tampa on September 19.

  • Tom Brady

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League . He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots,

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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida.

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  • Dallas Cowboys

    The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

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