A very special day for all the British Buccaneer fans as their team came across the Atlantic to play in an International Series game at Wembley Stadium as the Bucs gave up one of their home games to play host to the Patriots in this encounter. Raheem Morris’ team were behind early as Brandon Meriweather took a Josh Johnson interception to the house inside the first three minutes. Three further Tom Brady touchdown passes followed with only a 33-yard strike to Johnson to Antonio Bryant breaking the Patriots domination. Midway through the fourth quarter, first-round pick Josh Freeman made his long-awaited regular season debut leading the Bucs on two short drives.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 New England Patriots 35Sunday 25 October 2009 at Wembley Stadium
SCORINGNE12:26-1Q Meriweather 39 interception return (Gostowski kick)NE2:16-1Q Welker 14 pass from Brady (Gostowski kick)NE11:18-2Q Aiken 54 pass from Brady (Gostowski kick)TB1:14-2Q Bryant 33 pass from Johnson (Andrus kick)NE9:13-3Q Watson 35 pass from Brady (Gostowski kick)NE9:25-4Q Maroney 1 run (Gostowski kick)
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipCBS almost missed the play but the replay covers Antonio Bryant’s touchdown catchAqib Talib gave the Bucs fans something to cheer about with his second quarter interceptionJosh Freeman’s first NFL completion with a British commentator taking over from Gene Deckerhoff