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Brady had two passes in the end zone dropped, but neither of those plays qualified as the worst miscue by one of his receivers.

Holding a 14-point lead late in the second quarter, the Bucs had a second and 15 at the Carolina 46 when Brady found Cyril Grayson down the left sideline wide open. Grayson had trouble finding the ball in the air as he ran along the sideline and as he reached up, the ball hit off the front of his helmet and went out of bounds for an incompletion.

"We've all got to execute better at the end of day," Brady said. "It's an execution game running, blocking, catching, throwing, kicking, returning, handling the ball, handoffs, everything's got to be better."

Arians said the wind, which was gusting at 23 mph at kickoff, might have played a role. "That was a big one," Arians said. "Tom found him late. And the wind was wicked, coming across that sideline and blowing across. One thing about Cyril, he's got great hands and that's why he's in there and (it) hit him in the head. That play would have been a huge play for us."

Scotty Miller dropped a sure touchdown pass in the first quarter, and running back LeSean McCoy couldn't hang on to a pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Eduardo Encina, Tampa Bay Times, published 21 September 2020