Twitter Erupts as Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski Lead Buccaneers to Opening Day Win

Published 09/09/2021, 11:57 PM EDT


Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers exceeded expectations in 2020. The NFC South franchise outplayed Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs by a comfortable 9-31 scoreline. GM Jason Licht and coach Bruce Arians did enough to hold on to their key players such as Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, and Leonard Fournette.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mike McCarthy-coached Dallas Cowboys always posed a tough challenge for the Buccaneers. A returning Dak Prescott looked hungry as he did back in his rookie year in 2016. However, Brady and Co. proved today that they are prepared to go the distance in order to defend their Super Bowl title.

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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski roll back the clock with an epic display

A determined Dallas Cowboys outfit arrived in Florida to take on the defending champions in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season. However, old boys and former New England Patriots stars, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, reminded the world why age is just a number for them.

The 44-year old veteran threw for 379 yards with 4 passing touchdowns. He connected with Gronkowski on two occasions, while throwing one each to Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin. The Bucs defense must be given credit for this win. They did well considering the number of turnovers from the offense on Thursday night.

For the Cowboys, it was QB Dak Prescott and WRs CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper who stole the show. RB Ezekiel Elliott was absent yet again and their defense was marvelous. One close decision at the end of the game saw the home team sneak a 29-31 win.

 

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It will be interesting to see where both these teams go from here. The Bucs will be high on morale after such a pulsating victory. But the Cowboys will also take this on the chin, seeing as they went against the reigning champions.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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