Buccaneers' Tom Brady vows to be 'better' after 5-TD day vs. Falcons

Buccaneers' Tom Brady vows to be 'better' after 5-TD day vs. Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady looks for a receiver against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Photo by Steve Nesius/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady cited missed throws and vowed to be "better" after he threw five touchdown passes in a Week 2 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion completed 24 of 36 passes for 276 yards and did not throw an interception in the 48-25 victory Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.


"Offensively, we grinded it out," Brady told reporters. "We all wish we could have done some things to be more productive. It was a good team effort."

Brady posted a quarterback rating of 129.2, the second-highest in his 18 regular-season games with the Buccaneers. His lone blemish was a first-quarter fumble.

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"We've been a little loose with the ball -- some penalties at different times that have knocked us out of some scoring drives, some missed throws that I've had, some missed reads," Brady said.

"I certainly wish I had made some better throws [Sunday]. But it's good to get the win, be 2-0, and there's a lot to build on, and it's good to beat a division opponent."

Brady, 44, leads the NFL with nine touchdown passes through two weeks. He ranks fifth with 655 passing yards. With Sunday's performance, he extended his streak to four consecutive games with at least four touchdown passes.

Brady threw three touchdown passes in the first half against the Falcons. He threw his final two touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters.

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Tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Mike Evans scored two touchdowns apiece. Wide receiver Chris Godwin scored the Buccaneers other receiving touchdown.

Ten players caught passes from Brady.

"I think we can do better," Brady said. "I think we have the opportunity, with the way the games are flowing and the opportunities we are getting with the ball."

The Bucs (2-0) face the Los Angeles Rams (2-0) at 4:25 p.m. EDT Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

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