Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on four touchdown drives — two that came off turnovers — to defeat the Carolina Panthers 31-17 for his first Buccaneers win at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday.
Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown. Brady is now 49-13 in his career in games coming off a loss.
Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans caught seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. Evans carried much of the load without the Bucs’ other Pro Bowl wideout, Chris Godwin, who could not clear the concussion protocol.
The Bucs also received big contributions from newcomer Leonard Fournette, who slashed his way to 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.
Although Brady’s numbers weren’t overly impressive Coach Arians was probably just excited to see the chemistry grow between Brady and his receiving corps. Brady could have put up even bigger numbers if not for multiple dropped passes, including a throw that would have been an easy touchdown if it had been caught by LeSean McCoy.