The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won, but that is not what is important from the 30-21 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. No one ever talks about the kicker unless they do something bad, but this is an exception to that rule.
Matt Bryant, kicker for the Bucs tragically lost his three-month infant son last Wednesday. It was unclear if he would even suit up for Sunday's home game against the Packers, but he did. He certainly did honor his son at Raymond James Stadium.
"Today was his day," Bryant said. "It was all about Tryson for me. I talked with him, personally, in my head throughout the game. I just wanted to remind him that he's my baby boy and that he's with me all the time."
Bryant converted on all three field goal attempts, and kicked what deemed to be the game-winner as Tampa stayed even with the 3-1 Panthers atop the NFC South.
"The biggest thing for me, I wanted to honor Tryson's name," Bryant said. "I mean, I don't think it was very fair for his life to end so short. This is the best way I believe I could get out and honor him. I miss him and wish he was here, but he was here with me. He helped out."