Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went back and forth with Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys to open the NFL season in enthralling fashion on Thursday. It was Brady and the defending Super Bowl champions who began their season with a victory, though, as the Buccaneers drove down for a game-winning Ryan Succop field goal in the waning seconds to defeat the Cowboys, 31-29. Chase Goodbread breaks down what you need to know from Thursday’s action.
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Chase Goodbread’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Tom Brady faced pressure on just 18% of his dropbacks against the Cowboys, even better than the 24.9 pressure percentage that his pass protection allowed in 2020.
NFL Research: Tom Brady’s two TD passes to Rob Gronkowski gave them 100 all time, counting postseason play. The only duo with more in NFL history? Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison (114).
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