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NFL world reacts to Antonio Brown’s clutch, first TD with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16

Dec 20, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) before the NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown came to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to reunite with Tom Brady and to provide this offense with a big-play threat. In Week 16, Brown came through in the clutches moment with the play that may save Tampa Bay’s season.

The Buccaneers fought their way back from a 24-7 deficit, with under five minutes remaining in the third quarter. After a rough first half, Brady came up huge to help deliver another fourth-quarter comeback.

When the Falcons responded with a go-ahead field goal, taking a 27-24 lead with eight minutes left in the game, the future Hall of Fame quarterback took the field looking to respond. When he dropped back to pass and saw his favorite receiver, the months of begging Tampa Bay to sign Brown finally paid off.

Ever since the Buccaneers signed Brown in October, there has been more off-field drama than touchdowns from the All-Pro receiver. But the two roommates kept trying to make things work and it call came together on Sunday.

NFL world reacts to Antonio Brown’s go-ahead touchdown

As Brown crossed the end zone for his first touchdown since Sept. 15, 2019, which Tom Brady also threw, the football world lit up with reactions to AB’s return to paydirt.