Nick Foles continues to have Tom Brady’s quantity and the Buccaneers quarterback couldn’t appear to maintain his numbers straight.
Brady’s Buccaneers misplaced 20-19 to the Foles-led Bears in Chicago on Thursday evening. It was a quarterback rematch of Tremendous Bowl 52, when Foles’s Eagles beat Brady’s Patriots. This yr’s assembly got here with a weird ending as Brady appeared to have misplaced monitor of the downs on the sport’s closing play.
“He knew,” Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians advised reporters when requested if Brady was conscious it was fourth down.
After his fourth-down go to Cameron Brate over the center was damaged up with 38 seconds left, Brady lingered on the sphere, signaling to a close-by official that he believed Tampa Bay nonetheless had fourth all the way down to play — placing up 4 fingers.
“You’re up towards the clock… I knew we needed to acquire a bit so I ought to have been considering extra first down as an alternative of chunk,” stated when requested about know if it was fourth down for now,” Brady stated when requested by reporters if he knew what down it was.
After he returned to the Buccaneers’ bench, Brady was proven on digicam flinging a pill in disgust after it appeared he realized his mistake. The cameras then caught Brady operating off the sphere when the sport was over leaving a confused Foles trying round as he tried to seek out the six-time Tremendous Bowl champion to shake fingers or alternate pleasantries. Brady additionally didn’t shake Foles’ hand after the Tremendous Bowl loss.
“I didn’t get an opportunity to say something to him,” Foles stated throughout his on-field interview after the sport. “I’m certain someday we’ll catch up, however we’re attempting to maintain our distance.”
The 43-year-old Brady went 25-for-41 passing for 253 yards and a landing as Tampa Bay fell to 3-2. Foles, 31, was 30 for 42 for 243 yards with a landing and an interception for his first win because the Bears (4-1) starter. Cairo Santos kicked a 38-yard discipline with 1:17 left to offer Chicago the lead for good.