Patriots vs. Buccaneers ultimate rating, highlights: Bucs wins after a late subject aim on Brady’s return
Tom Brady has spent 20 seasons with the Patriots, won six Super Bowls, won three NFL MVP Awards, and has been called to the Pro Bowl 18 times.
It was one of the most successful terms with a team in sports history and dominated the league for nearly two decades. But like all good things, it came to an end when Brady signed with the Buccaneers in 2020 and won a Super Bowl with the team in his first season.
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Sunday was his first encounter against New England since his trade, and he and Tampa Bay got away with a 19-17 win at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
With a deficit of 17-16, 4:34 to go, Brady led Tampa Bay on a 45-yard drive with seven games to the game with a 48-yard field goal from Ryan, as he has done several times during his patriot career Succop with 1. to win: 57 left.
New England had one last chance to take the lead despite kicker Nick Foles missing a 56-yard field goal 59 seconds to go.
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Despite his victory, Tampa Bay’s offense against the Patriots was limited to 380 yards, including Brady who completed 22 of 43 passes for 269 yards. New England had 294 yards and rookie Mac Jones completed 31 of 40 passes for 275 yards and two touchdown passes and one interception.
In the game, Brady also overtook Drew Brees for the most passing yards in NFL history.
This is how Sporting News follows live updates for Sunday’s game.
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Patriots vs. Buccaneers Live Updates, Highlights from “Sunday Night Football”
Live updates begin at the kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET.
Fourth Quarter: Tampa Bay 19, New England 17
The Buccaneers win on Brady’s return to New England. It ended up with more yards (380-294) while Brady completed 22 of 43 passes for 269 yards. Tampa Bay meets Miami next Sunday while New England meets Houston.
11:37 pm: New England kicker Nick Folk missed a 56-yard field goal with 55 seconds remaining and gave the ball back to Tampa Bay.
11:28 p.m .: FELDTOR-BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay responds with a 48-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining in the fourth quarter. 1:57 before the end with 19:17 in the lead.
11:14 p.m .: FIELD GOAL PATRIOTS. New England takes the lead back at 17:14 with 4:34 in the fourth quarter. It was an eight-game, 66-yard drive from New England, leading in the fourth quarter with 17:16 and 4:34 to go.
11:07 p.m .: FIELD GOAL BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay advanced to the New England six-yard line but failed to score a touchdown. The Buccaneers are now 1 out of 4 on attempts in the red zone. Tampa Bay leads 16:14 with 7:58 in the fourth quarter.
10:50 pm: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. New England are back in the lead at 14-13. Jones threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jonnu Smith, ending a 77-yard drive with seven games for the Patriots.
Third Quarter: Tampa Bay 13, New England 7
New England only had six games in the third quarter, one three-and-off and one more drive. Brady has completed 17 of 32 passes for 202 yards and zero touchdowns. New England has a total of 204 yards and 15 first downs.
10:39 pm: TOUCHDOWN-FREE. Tampa Bay takes over at 13-7. the lead back after an eight-game, 52-yard drive, crowned with an eight-yard touchdown from Ronald Jones. 10:28 pm: New England fumbled on their first drive of the second half when Tampa Bay went three-and-out. Even with the first possession in the second half, it ended with a threesome.
Second Quarter: New England 7, Tampa Bay 6
The Patriots are one point ahead at halftime despite leaving Tampa Bay in yards (227 to 129). Brady made 15 of 27 passes for 182 yards on his return. Jones has completed 15 of 20 passes for a touchdown and an interception.
9:53 pm: FIELD TARGET BUCANS. Succop turned a 44-yard field goal, 13 seconds behind, in the second quarter. It ended up being a 69-yard eight-game drive for Tampa Bay over a span of 1:36. The Buccaneers are now 4 out of 9 in third place in the game.
9:45 p.m .: New England’s five-game, 19-yard drive over a 3:05 span ended with a 44-yard punt to the five-yard line from Tampa Bay with 1:49 left in the second quarter.
9:35 pm: Patriots recipient Jakobi Meyers is on the field after a 12 yard completion. According to reports, he jogged to the medical tent on his own and is now walking along the edge of the field. TO UPDATE: Meyers returned to the game despite Damien Harris being injured on the next play and going to the medical tent.
9:31 pm: Tampa Bay went five yards over a six-yard drive and continued its offensive fighting in the second quarter. The Buccaneers only got 10 yards in that time and Brady made a total of 11 passes out of 20. New England are still leading 7-3, with 4:54 to go in the second quarter.
9:21 pm: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. Jones finds the tight end hunter Henry for an 11-yard touchdown, Henry’s first of the season. It finished an 11-game, 74-yard drive for New England over a range of 8:28. New England leads 7-3 with 8:28 in the second quarter.
9:07 pm: Succop missed a 36-yard field goal after a 10-game, 48-yard drive from Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers advanced to the New England 18-yard line before Brady threw successive incomplete passes. Tampa Bay are still leading 3-0.
First Quarter: Tampa Bay 3, New England 0
Brady completed 9-of-16 passes for 104 yards in the first quarter. Tampa Bay leads New England in total yards (148 to 32) and has seven first downs compared to the two Patriots. Jones completed 5-of-9 passes for 40 yards and one interception.
8:56 pm: Jones threw his fourth interception of the season, returning the football to Tampa Bay at its 34-yard line.
8:53 p.m .: FELDTOR-BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay scored its first points of the game with a 29-yard field goal from Ryan Succop. It finished a 10-game, 71-yard drive for the Buccaneers over a span of 3:53. Tampa Bay leads 3-0.
8:48 pm: With a 28-yard pass to receiver Mike Evans, Brady overtook former Saints quarterback Drew Brees with the most passing yards in NFL history (80,359).
8:40 pm: New England went three-and-off in its subsequent offensive possession. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones completed 4-of-6 passes for 23 yards and was fired once. No score yet with 8:42 in the first quarter.
8:31 pm: In Brady’s first drive against his former team, Tampa Bay went 34 yards over six games in a 2:59 time span. New England will take over at its 25-yard line after a subdued return from receiver Gunner Olszewski.
8:26 pm: New England went on a five-game 12 yard drive to begin the game. It then drove 37 yards to the 11-yard line from Tampa Bay and established the Buccaneers’ first drive.
8:20 pm: Tampa Bay won the throw and decided to postpone.
Tom Brady’s return
Brady will face the Patriots for the first time since signing with the Buccaneers in March 2020. Here are some of the highlights behind his return.
Patriots vs. Buccaneers start time
- date: Sunday 3rd October
- Time8:20 p.m. ET
The Patriots-Buccaneers game is scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’
The Patriots vs. Buccaneers game will be broadcast on NBC with the normal Sunday Night Football booth calling the game. Al Michael will be the play-by-play broadcaster while Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will serve as a supporting reporter.
Drew Brees and Tony Dungy will also be part of the network’s match coverage. They’ll be hosting the pregame and halftime shows, and both should have some excellent stories of their struggles with Brady and Belichick during their careers.
Streamers can follow this competition via NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|1||September 9th (Thursday)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|12th September||Los Angeles Rams versus Chicago Bears|
|2||September 19th||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||September 26th||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4th||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6th||Oct 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7th||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers versus Indianapolis Colts|
|8th||Oct 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||November 7th||Los Angeles Rams versus Tennessee Titans|
|10||14th November||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||21st November||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12th||November 28th||Baltimore Ravens versus Cleveland Browns|
|13th||December 5th||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14th||12th of December||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|fifteen||19. December||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||December 26th||Washington Football Team versus Dallas Cowboys|
|17th||January 2nd||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|18th||January 9th||still open|
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