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Brady, Fournette lead Bucs over Panthers 31-17

The six-time Super Bowl champion also bounced back in Week 2 after dropping openers with the New England Patriots in 2003, 2014 and 2017.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tom Brady got his first win with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, throwing for 217 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 31-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

With another recent acquisition, Leonard Fournette, rushing for 103 yards and two TDs, Brady rebounded from a less-than-stellar debut for his new team to avoid starting a season with consecutive losses for the first time in a 21-year career. 

The six-time Super Bowl champion also bounced back in Week 2 after dropping openers with the New England Patriots in 2003, 2014 and 2017.

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