Tom Brady throws five touchdown passes to lead Buccaneers to third

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The Bucs took a 7-0 lead on their first possession, but then fell behind, 24-7, before catching a big break just before halftime when Joshua Kelley fumbled at the Chargers' 6-yard line. The Buccaneers continued to rally in the second half and scored a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 28-24 lead. Ronald Jones rushed 20 times for 111 yards and Mike Evans had seven receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown for Tampa Bay (3-1). Scott Miller, OJ Howard, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, and Cameron Brate also caught touchdown passes from Brady. Miller was not surprised by the comeback led by Brady.“How can you not believe in him? He’s the greatest to ever do it,'' Miller said. The Buccaneers played without receiver Chris Godwin, and Arians said Tampa Bay may have lost tight end OJ Howard for the season with an Achilles' heel injury. The Chargers dropped to 1-3. The game was played before 6,383 fans, the Bucs announced. Here are updates posted as the game unfolded. Fourth quarter: Buccaneers add to leadBrady led a clock-chewing 12-play drive that ended with a 25-yard field goal by Ryan Succop to give the Buccaneers a 38-31 lead. Tampa Bay burned 6:01 off the clock. On the Chargers' ensuing possession, Justin Herbert was intercepted by Carlton Davis and Brady and the Bucs took over just before the two-minute warning. The Chargers used all of their timeouts on the Buccaneers' previous possession, and the Bucs only had to run out the clock. Fourth quarter: Buccaneers on topAfter a first half in which he completed just over 50 percent of his passes, Brady has found a groove in the second half. The Buccaneers lead again, 35-31, with 11:05 left in the fourth quarter after another scoring drive featuring big completions. Brady hit Mike Evans for 48 yards and OJ Howard for 17 on a seven-play, 90-yard drive capped by Brady’s fifth touchdown pass. On second-and-goal from the 9-yard line, Ke’Shawn Vaughn caught a screen pass just beyond the line of scirmmage and ran seven yards for the touchdown. Third quarter: Chargers come right backAfter the Buccaneers took the lead on a two-play drive, the Chargers took three plays to regain the lead, 31-28. San Diego quarterback Justin Herbert connected with Jalen Guyton on a 72-yard pass on the final play of the quarter. Through three quarters, Herbert completed 11 of 22 passes for 279 yards. With the Chargers unable to get much going on the ground, Herbert has put the ball in the air often. Third quarter: Brady, Bucs regain leadBrady unloaded a deep pass to Scott Miller for 44 yards, then found him again on the next play for 19 yards and a touchdown as the Buccaneers pulled in front of the Chargers, 28-24, with 52 seconds left in the quarter. The two-play drive covered 63 yards and took just 48 seconds, and began after the Chargers missed a field goal.