Seahawks vs. Buccaneers – Game Recap – November 13, 2022

MUNICH — — Tom Brady went undefeated on the road by throwing two touchdown passes to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-16 on Sunday in the regular season opener played in Germany.

Brady joined Julio Jones and Chris Godwin on assists and Leonard Fournette ran one as the Bucs (5-5) improved to .500 and ended Seattle’s four-game winning streak.

German fans packed the Allianz Arena for the historic game and the Bucs delivered a balanced attacking performance over three long runs scored. Rachaad White started and ran for 105 yards on 22 carries.

Brady completed 22 of 29 passes for 258 yards to add Germany to his international winning list after wins in London (twice) and Mexico City with the New England Patriots.

Leading 21-3, Seattle’s Geno Smith threw touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett and Marquise Goodwin to make it 21-16 with 3:58 left.

Smith found Goodwin in the corner of the end zone for 19 yards on fourth-and-1 to complete a drive that began on the Bucs 45 after Brady threw his first interception since the season opener. Linebacker Cody Barton picked him.

Lockett caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Smith with 8:20 to go, but the 2-point conversion try failed, leaving the score at 21-9.

Smith was 23 of 33 for 275 yards and both touchdowns for the Seahawks (6-4), who are still atop the NFC West.

Brady is the first quarterback to start a regular season game in three countries outside the United States

The seven-time Super Bowl champion found Jones on a short drive through and the receiver threw him for a 31-yard play early in the second quarter. Jones dropped his left shoulder and passed safety Josh Jones on the goal line.

Fournette then rumbled from 1 yard to complete a 13-play, 86-yard drive. He scored two plays after a wide-open Scotty Miller caught a 22-yard pass and went down while throwing the ball at 5.

Godwin caught a 4-yard touchdown reception to make it 21-3 early in the fourth quarter. Godwin led the Bucs with 71 yards on six receptions.

Trailing 14-3, Seattle led the Bucs 9 before Devin White’s strip-sack of Smith, whose fumble was recovered by Anthony Nelson at 13.

Seattle had 57 net yards in the first half and came out after halftime with Smith completing four straight passes. But the drive stalled on the Tampa 22 on a third incompleteness intended for DK Metcalf, who was later flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Jason Myers threw a 55-yard field goal to put Seattle on the board at 14-3.

YELLOW CARD

The Bucs went to the Seattle 22 when Fournette took a direct snap, rolled a right and threw across the field to Brady – but he was intercepted by cornerback Tariq Woolen, who had the quarterback at the 45-year-old slow foot well covered in 6.

Brady was then reported for tripping – which would be a yellow card if he played for Bayern Munich.

BAG ATTACK

White had two of Tampa Bay’s three sacks.

Trailing 14-3, Seattle led the Bucs 9 before Devin White’s strip-sack of Smith, whose fumble was recovered by Anthony Nelson at 13.

Just inside the two-minute first-half warning, White crossed the line unblocked and knocked Smith down for a 10-yard loss at the Seattle 10.

On Seattle’s first drive, Joe Tryon-Shoyinka beat rookie tackle Abraham Lucas on the rim and dropped Smith for a 17-yard loss on third down.

INJURIES

Fournette left in the fourth quarter with a hip injury. Bucs CB Zyon McCollum was ruled out at halftime with a concussion.

GERMAN CONNECTIONS

Seahawks practice linebacker Aaron Donkor of Germany led the team out of the tunnel carrying the “12” flag. Donkor is not on the list of 53 players.

NEXT:

Seahawks: Goodbye before hosting the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Buccaneers: Bye then to Cleveland on Nov. 27.

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