Tom Brady benefits from worst call of the year in Buccaneers win

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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The refs were pretty terrible through most of the Buccaneers game versus the Falcons, but the call saving Tom Brady and company was probably the worst.

Buccaneers fans and the media are going to talk about that game for a while. Sure, it ended in a win, but that was a very, very messy win for Tom Brady and his offense.

The Bucs looked to be in control for most of the game on the offensive end, although the points could’ve come quicker, and the defense was pitching a shutout for most of the contest.

Unfortunately, the Bucs took their feet of the necks of their opponents, and the Falcons were dangerously-close to making a comeback.

With just a six-point lead, the Bucs were trying to get in range of a field goal to put the game on ice when Tom Brady took a brutal sack off a great move from Falcons defender Grady Jarrett. Roughing the passer was called, and social media reacted accordingly.

Jarrett did nothing malicious with the play, and it was actually a softer hit than some of the others that Brady took earlier in the game without penalties attached.

The call looked bad, was bad, and there aren’t many justifications to explain that one away.

Some Buccaneers fans will say this was just the refs making up for some terrible calls that went against the Bucs, namely the no-calls for pass interference that went against Scotty Miller, but that just isn’t how the game goes. The refs can’t make calls like this in favor of the Bucs, especially when Buccaneers fans would lose their minds if Vita Vea was called for something similar.

This call wasn’t the whole reason why the Buccaneers won the game, but it did play a major role. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers lucked out.

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