Tom Brady He is well used to making history during his long and illustrious NFL career. And on Sunday, the 45-year-old set more historic marks than the entire world.
With the win, Brady became the first quarterback to win an NFL game in three different countries outside of the US.
As a New England veteran, Brady has won all three international games he has played in, two in London and one in Mexico City.
And now, the NFL’s most decorated player can add Germany to the list as he adds another accolade to his ever-expanding collection.
After the win, Brady described the atmosphere at the Allianz Arena – home of German soccer club Bayern Munich – as “very electric”.
“It was a good atmosphere,” he said. They spoke The NFL Network. “When we came out for warmups, it felt like a really good game.
“It was pretty electric so I hope the German fans got what they wanted. We needed a big win for our team. We played against a great opponent and our defense played well and I’m glad we found a way to pull it out and win.”
Despite a tough season before Sunday, Brady looked like himself, throwing a 31-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones and Leonard Fournette as the Buccaneers raced to a 14-0 lead in the second.
With the Bucs up 14-3 in the third quarter, the team tried to pull out all the stops when Fournette tried to throw to Brady, but Brady slipped and Fournette was intercepted by Tariq Wallen.
And when Chris Godwin caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Brady early in the fourth quarter, the score seemed to be wrapped up at 21-3.
However, a late comeback from the Seahawks meant the German fans went home justifiably happy.
Tyler Lockett’s touchdown cut the deficit with just over eight minutes remaining, and Brady’s untimely interception of Cody Barton cut the deficit to five with Seattle quarterback Geno Smith’s Marquise Goodwin catching the ball from Seattle quarterback Geno Smith.
Smith finished the afternoon with 275 passing yards and two touchdowns.
But, just when they needed it, Tampa Bay put together a time-killing drive to kill the game behind the running ability of Rashad White – who ran for a game-high 105 yards – and the team’s fifth win of the season and second in a row.
The Bucks now head into their bye week atop the NFC South and look like the team predicted to compete for a Super Bowl ring.
For the Seahawks, after a promising start to the season, they fell to 6-4, but after a late showing of resolve, they return to the American West Coast.