Tom Brady had thrown a dart that sliced between two defenders to search out Russell Gage

close to the again of the tip zone for a touchdown

This was the G.O.A.T. stuff the largest Buccaneers recreation crowd in Raymond James Stadium historical past had come for

which had been restricted by errors, penalties and the Inexperienced Bay protection all day

However with 18 seconds remaining, this had the makings of a traditional Brady ending

All that was wanted was a two-point conversion to ship the sport to additional time.

After which the Bucs could not get set. They took a delay of recreation penalty and one other go to Gage fell incomplete.

Metaphorically, a failure to get set, an absence of execution, has been the story of the offense

which has managed simply three touchdowns in three video games -- this season