Brady looked good, not great. Patriots defense looked shaky, not awful. Luckily Nick Folk looked like he'd never kicked a ball in his life.
On offense, the Patriots looked a bit un-Patriotlike. Brady managed just one touchdown pass to Hogan in the first quarter. The other points came from Gostowski who went 4 for 4 on field goals tonight. Brady still threw for over 300 yards tonight and the run game picked up another 111 yards.
The game once again came down to the wire, the Pats defense failed to get a stop on the final drive until it mattered, allowing Winston to march down the field to the 20 before finally breaking up his final pass to secure the win. The defense hasn’t answered all the questions yet, but it appears they are trending upward for the first time this season. The Gronk-less offense looked lackluster, but was good enough to beat the Bucs tonight. New England can’t count on the opposing kicker to completely blow the game every week, so improvements still need to be made on both sides of the ball.
Source: (Tampa Bay Times)