Tom Brady led a fourth-quarter comeback for a record 44th time in his career as the
The Buccaneers trailed 16-3 with three minutes left, before Brady found Cade Otton
with a one-yard touchdown pass.
With just three seconds on the clock, Brady, 45, picked out Rachaad White for another
score before Ryan Succop added the decisive extra point.
Brady had been tied with Peyton Manning on fourth-quarter comebacks in the NFL.
“It’s awesome by our team,” quarterback Brady said. “It’s a great effort by the defence
to hang in there all day.
“I missed some throws early, but I’m really proud of our team for hanging in there
against a team we’ve always struggled with.”
Seven-time Super Bowl winner Brady, who announced his retirement in February
only to change his mind 40 days later, finished with 36 completed passes from 54
attempted for 281 yards in Tampa.
Saints counterpart Andy Dalton completed 20 passes for 229 yards with a 30-yard
touchdown pass to Taysom Hill. But the Saints were frustrated in the red zone,
settling for three Wil Lutz field goals.
The Buccaneers are top of NFC South with a record of six wins and six losses, while
the Saints are bottom of the division on 4-9.