How Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski fared in Buccaneers debuts

Justin Leger
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How Tom Brady and Gronk fared in their Bucs debuts originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski's first game of their post-New England Patriots careers is in the books.

They took the loss Sunday in their Tampa Bay Buccaneers debuts, falling to the New Orleans Saints by a score of 34-23. It was a game that started off promising for Brady and his new offense, but there were plenty of growing pains for the ex-Pats QB and tight end.

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Here's how Brady and Gronk fared in their first game with the Bucs, along with highlights:

Tom Brady

Brady's first completion: 29 yards to Godwin

First TD as a Buc ...

... and first INT

Second INT is a pick-six

Brady's first Bucs passing TD goes to Howard

Brady connects with Evans for the late TD

Brady's final stat line: 23/36, 239 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 1 rushing TD.

Rob Gronkowski

That walk into the stadium pretty much was Gronk's only highlight on the day as he was mostly a non-factor. The 31-year-old finished with only two catches for 11 yards in his first appearance in more than a year.

UP NEXT: Brady, Gronkowski and the Buccaneers will look to bounce back when they host the Carolina Panthers next Sunday at 1 p.m.