TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady and WR Mike Evans put it together Sunday, beating out the Panthers 30-24 and clinching the NFC South Championship title Sunday.
While the Bucs haven’t played like Super Bowl contenders for most of the season, that changed on Sunday, as Tom Brady and his team exploded for 478 yards of total offense.
The star wideout caught 10 passes for 207 yards and the three scores, while Chris Godwin also impressed with 120 receiving yards on nine catches.
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Earlier this week, in an interview with Rock Riley from The Free Press, Brady said, “We’ve got to do a good job, and I’ve got to play quarterback. I’ve got to prepare well, and that’s what I’m thinking about.”
And he did just that,
Brady completed 34 of 45 passes for 432 yards and three touchdowns – all three of which went to Mike Evans.
The Buccaneers have now qualified for the postseason in three consecutive seasons, with their Wild Card berth in 2020 leading to a thrilling run to Super Bowl LV, in which they became the first team in NFL history to win a Super Bowl in its home stadium, according to the Buccaneers’ Scott Smith.
According to the Bucs, the last time the Buccaneers made the playoffs in at least three straight seasons was their run of four postseason berths from 1999-2002, culminating in victory in Super Bowl XXXVII.