Davis also made five tackles, sacked Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady and assisted on another tackle in New Orleans' 34-23 victory over the Buccaneers in the 2020 season opener on Sunday. He padded his numbers in garbage time, finishing with 239 yards and two TDs, the second scoring strike going to Mike Evans with 2:41 left.
In their season-opening loss, Brady threw two interceptions, one of which resulted in a touchdown for the Saints. Perhaps Arians is just trying to light a fire under Brady, and in the Bucs coach's defense, we know that the future Hall of Fame quarterback typically thrives when he's being doubted in some fashion. Every team's going to wish they did things better, ' Brady said. The second came on a pass thrown too far behind Justin Watson on the outside that was returned for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins.
Drew Brees and Tom Brady, the two leading passers in National Football League history, couldn't muster vintage performances in the first National Football League game featuring two starting quarterbacks in their 40s.
He led a nine-play, 85-yard drive, completing his two passes for 37 yards before running the ball into the endzone for the first points of the game. "We get to eat a piece of humble pie and get back at it next week. But it happens. We just gotta do a better job". We gotta look at each other in the eye. Officials called defensive pass interference six times for 149 yards on both teams combined.
Buccaneers: Evans played after missing practice the past week with a hamstring injury.
Brady tried to temper expectations this week, acknowledging that he still had work to do in learning Bruce Arians' offense, and the offense still had a ways to go when it came to communication and getting on the same page.
It was a fleeting, triumphant moment for the Bucs in a game defined more, in the end, by their new star's mistakes.