Tom Brady completed 307 yards with two touchdowns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the New York Giants by 30-10 Monday night.
Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers (3-3) broke a streak of losing two consecutive games. Brady managed to keep his record at three straight since 2002.
Daniel Jones threw a TD to Andrew Thomas, and the Giants (3-7), remained close for the first half before crumbling.
After driving to Buccaneers 25, the Giants were down 17-10. Jones under Devin White’s pressure, tossing incomplete on Fourth-and-1, after running to the line, to speed up the play clock, was forced to make the throw.
Brady connected then with Mike Evans via a Pass TD 5-yardsThe lead was extended to 24-10. Evans’ 72nd touchdown was a franchise record, surpassing Mike Alstott. Following the passing of Brady’s 600th TD touchdown pass earlier in the season, Evans kept the ball.
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Jones intercepted a pass Steve McLendon, 310-pound nose handle on New York’s next possession, but Tampa settled for Ryan Succop’s 40-yard field goal despite starting at the Giants 37. McLendon made it his first pick of the season in twelve seasons.
Jones was selected by Mike EdwardsSuccop scored a 30-yarder at the end of the fourth quarter.
Brady was able to complete 30 out of 46 games with just one interception. While he improved his record to 6-1 in regular season against the Giants, he lost two Super Bowls at New York.
Seven-time Super Bowl Champion leads NFL with 29 TD passes. He is also second in yards passed with 3,172.
Four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski was back in Tampa’s lineup after missing five of the previous six games. Brady targeted Brady eight time, connecting with six passes to gain 71 yard.
After missing four games due to a broken ankle, Saquon Barkley was back for the Giants. However, he only ran 25 yards on six runs.
Jones was tackled twice by an aggressive defense. Vita Vea, a defensive tackle for Jones with a knee injury, was not able to assist.
Brady was on fire, and completed five of his first five passes. This included a 13 yard TD pass to Chris Godwin. Godwin and Evans ran the ball during this drive on an end around. Evans was able to carry the ball for his eighth season in a row.
Brady made 10 starts before Evans dropped a ball deep to him. On the next play, the 44-year-old scrambled 10 yards on third-and-4 to extend Tampa’s drive that ended with Succop kicking a 25-yard field goal that made it 10-3. Brady demonstrated remarkable mobility while running before colliding into a defender. Brady came back fired up and signaled first down, screaming.
After Evans’ pass went off his hands, the Giants tied the score at 10-10. Adoree Jones returned the pick five yards to the Buccaneers.
Jones made a 2-yard pass for Thomas to TD. Thomas was forced to leap when he tried to catch it. Thomas, who is 6’6 and 315 lbs, returned to the field after having missed four games. Thomas celebrated his debut career reception while the rest of the offensive lines gathered around him.
Turn off the lights
In primetime, the Giants have now lost 10 consecutive games. This includes contests at Washington DC and Kansas City.
The Giants used an offensive lineman to receiver but rookie receiver KardariusToney threw a pass deep to Darius Slayton, which was incomplete. Although Sean Murphy-Bunting, cornerback on this play was originally called for interference with pass, the flag was later picked up.
Giants: Toney sustained a quad injury in the fourth quarter. COVID-19 protocols resulted in FS Logan Ryan being out. In the third quarter, TE Kyle Rudolph suffered an injury to his ankle.
Buccaneers – LG Ali Marpet was injured in the quarter and left with an oblique strain.
Giants to host Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) on Sunday
Buccaneers visit Indianapolis Colts (6-5 on Sunday).