The Bucs started the game out hot by forcing the Saints to punt on their opening drive, then scoring on a Tom Brady rushing touchdown when they first had the ball. But as the game went on, the Bucs continued to make mental errors on both sides of the ball, spoiling the debut of the Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski era in a 34-23 loss.
These were the most impressive Bucs players from the game.
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting
Murphy-Bunting was making plays all over the field Sunday afternoon, particularly in the first half. Murphy-Bunting had a solid day making tackles in the open field, something difficult to do against a Saints’ offense that gets the ball into their playmakers hands as quickly as possible.
There was a big stop on Alvin Kamara, who would have broken a long run after the catch had Murphy-Bunting not made the play. There was also a couple of solid tackles made on Jared Cook on third down to prevent him from reaching the marker. He ended the day with five tackles and one tackle for loss.
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