With possession at their 9-yard line in the final minute of the first half last week, the Chargers were about to go into halftime with a 24-7 lead against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
But on a first down running play, when all he had to do was hold onto the ball, Chargers rookie running back Joshua Kelly bobbled the handoff, was hit in the backfield by Ndamukong Suh and fumbled. The Buccaneers recovered at the Chargers’ 6 and Tom Brady did what he does best — he took advantage of opportunity.
On third-and-6, Brady threw a touchdown pass to Mike Evans that cut the deficit to 24-14 at halftime. Brady threw three more touchdown passes in the second half to give the Buccaneers a 38-31 victory.
It’s been a long time since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gotten those kinds of breaks — and had the right guy to