Buccaneers’ Tom Brady ready for home debut vs. Panthers at Raymond James Stadium

And this is what all the fuss is about.

Quarterback Tom Brady will make his home debut for the Buccaneers on Sunday when Tampa Bay hosts the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium.

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Brady joined the Buccaneers during the offseason, signing a two-year, $50 million contract to leave the New England Patriots after 20 seasons and six Super Bowl titles.

Brady lost his regular-season debut last week, falling to Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, 34-23. In the game, Brady 239 yards and two touchdowns. But he also had two interceptions, including a pick-six by former New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

Here are the Panthers-Buccaneers game notes from NFL Communications (mobile app users please click here to read the notes):


? QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for 270 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 98.9 rating in Car. debut last week. Passed for 314 yards with 4 TDs vs. INT for 131.3 rating in his last start vs. TB (10/6/19 w/ NO).

? RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 134 scrimmage yards (96 rush, 38 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 1. Became 2nd player since 1970 (CHUCK FOREMAN) with 25+ rush TDs (26) & 15+ rec. TDs (15) in 1st 50 games. Has 538 scrimmage yards (89.7 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in 6 career games vs. TB. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 130+ scrimmage yards.

? WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 6 catches for 115 yards & TD catch in Car. debut last week, his 9th career 100-yard game. WR D.J. MOORE had 54 rec. yards in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with 7+ receptions & 70+ rec. yards. Aims for his 7th in row vs. NFC South with 80+ scrimmage yards. WR CURTIS SAMUEL had 5 receptions last week. Had rush TD & rec. TD in last meeting.

? LB SHAQ THOMPSON led team with 12 tackles in Week 1, his 8th career game with 10+ tackles. DE BRIAN BURNS had sack in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with sack. Rookie DT DERRICK BROWN had TFL & PD in NFL debut last week. CB RASUL DOUGLAS had 2 PD in Car. debut in Week 1. S TRE BOSTON had 6 tackles & FF last week. Has 5 PD in his past 4 vs. NFC South.


? QB TOM BRADY passed for 239 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs & had rush TD in TB debut last week. Passed for 307 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104.6 rating in his last game vs. Car. (10/1/17 w/ NE). Ranks 2nd in NFL history in pass yards (74,810) & TD passes (543).

? RB RONALD JONES had 82 scrmimage yards (66 rush, 16 rec.) in Week 1. Had rush TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 100+ scrimmage yards. RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 137 scrimmage yards (108 rush, 29 rec.) & rush TD in his only career game vs. Car. (10/6/19 w/ Jax.).

? WR MIKE EVANS had rec. TD last week. Had 9 catches for 96 yards in last meeting. Has 5+ receptions in 3 of his past 4 vs. Car. at home. WR CHRIS GODWIN led team with 6 catches & 79 rec. yards in Week 1. Had 10 receptions for 151 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Car. with 100+ rec. yards. WR SCOTTY MILLER set career-highs with 5 receptions & 73 rec. yards in Week 1. TE O.J. HOWARD had rec. TD last week, his 13th career TD catch.

? LB LAVONTE DAVID tied for team-lead with 11 tackles & had 2 TFL in Week 1. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 vs. Car. LB DEVIN WHITE tied for team-lead with 11 tackles & had TFL & PD last week, his 3rd career game with 10+ tackles. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 3 sacks in 2 games vs. Car. in 2019. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL had sack last week.

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