After trailing 17-0 at halftime, Tampa Bay mounted a huge second-half comeback en route to a 31-27 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, moving the Bucs to 9-5 on the season.

The comeback was led by three sacks from linebacker Devin White, 390 passing yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Tom Brady, two rushing touchdowns from running back Leonard Fournette and a 46-yard score from receiver Antonio Brown, his first touchdown as a member of the Bucs.

Bruce Arians spoke to the media following the win. Read the full transcript below.

On the way the Bucs’ played in the second half
“It’s the way we’re capable, that’s the way we should be playing. My comments tothe team after the game was, if we can play 30 minutes like that, why the hell can’t we play 60? And it’s frustrating. The first third down we’re off the field, we miss a tackle on a checkdown to a back and the whole game changes. We get blown up on a screen pass and lose, I don’t know, 15 yards on a screen pass that we catch, that kills the first drive. But I couldn’t be prouder of our guys. We talked about it at halftime. We get the ball, go make something happen. I was not real happy that they went back and scored and answered it but then we were able to score every time we touched it in the second half, I think, until the end and finish it off. The defense came alive and we kind of figured them out and the pass rush started getting home.”

On Brown’s touchdown reception
“We had it called earlier, it’s just straight go balls by him and Mike [Evans] and Chris [Godwin] in the middle and they played Cover 2 and we hit Chris in the middle and came back and I love the call Byron made and A.B. blew bye him. They were both wide open I think by five yards and it was just pick your poison. I was real happy to see A.B. get in the end zone, it was good for him and it was good for all of us.”

On the defense in the second half
“Like I said, I was not happy when [Atlanta] answered the drive with a touchdown and then we figured it out and started playing pretty good. They made the one drive but overall the fourth quarter is when we really played well defensively, got [Matt Ryan] on the ground, got back there and they did a great job of max protection. I think Dirk [Koetter] had a great game plan. They max protected, got two guys going down and finally we just doubled both of them and got home.”

On Devin White’s sacks
“It was a situation where he had the back man-to-man, they were max protect and so it gave us another free rusher and he found some two-gaps and he’s so quick that when he sees a gap, man, he can shoot it and got him on the ground both times. They were big, big sacks.”

On if he would have gone for it on fourth down if they were short of the yard line late
“We would have gone for it. Kicking the field goal gives them two opportunities to score, block the kick and run it back or on the kickoff. We would have gone for it on fourth down there and I think there would have only been 16 or 18 seconds left.”

On moving to more man coverage in the second half
“We played a lot of 2 Man and different ways of playing 2 Man. We had two deep safeties and everybody’s playing man-to-man and they kept the back in that was leaving Devin free to blitz and he found some good creases and got home.”

On what about Brady allows him to make these late comebacks
“He’s just a winner, he knows how to do it. I don’t know about my history if you’re talking about last year but Tom has always been a fourth quarter player and we won a lot of games in Arizona in the fourth quarter so it’s what we expect to do.”

On Brown, his performance and his work with the team
“He’s done a good job. He’s doing the best with his opportunities, really glad to see him get into the end zone. He’s been doing extremely well and we have a bunch of guys, Tyler [Johnson], Scotty [Miller], we’ve got some really good receivers but he’s playing well.”

On if the Bucs can win in the postseason with continued slow starts
“That’s what I talked to them about. We lost to the Chiefs and the Rams by three, both of those games playing this way and it’s not going to happen. We’re not going to beat those good teams playing this way and we’ve got to play better in the first half than we played today.”

On if that’s an issue of growth from the team
“If we make the tackle on the first checkdown we’re off the field, they’re three and out, [instead] they go down and score. There’s so many little plays involved there but defensively we shouldn’t need growth, we should be ready to play and we’re giving up way, way too many scores through the first possession.”

On the lack of turnovers and penalties and how much that helps with these comebacks
“You’ve got no chance if you start having penalties, we had the one penalty on the punt return that lost some field position for us, but it’s huge. Our discipline is paying off for us and we do dig holes but we stay disciplined and find ways to win.”

On Antoine Winfield Jr.’s pass breakup in the end zone late
“Great job. He had a hell of a break on that ball but really he had to come all the way across the field and [Winfield] beat him across and he’s a heck of a player. He read his eyes, he saw where he was going, that ball’s going to be in the air for a while and he didn’t panic. A lot of time DBs will panic and they can’t run as fast. He doesn’t panic, he just goes and makes the play. I was a little disappointed, we dropped a couple of interceptions on that drive too that could have changed the game a lot.”

On Carlton Davis’ groin injury
“We don’t know yet, we’ll wait and see. He’s had some problems with it in the past and it tightened up on him at halftime but I’m really, really proud of the guys that stepped in and stepped up.”

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