Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned to successful methods on Monday Night Football, beating the New York Giants 30-10 at Raymond James Stadium.
Brady threw 307 passing yards and two touchdowns because the Bucs ended their two-game dropping streak on Monday night time, persevering with the Giants’ season of struggles.
The 44-year-old additionally prevented dropping three in a row for the primary time since 2002.
It was the 104th time in Brady’s profession that he is completed with over 300 passing yards. Only Drew Brees with 123 has extra such video games in NFL historical past.
After the Tampa Bay’s disappointing Week 10 loss to the Washington Football Team, Brady minimize a pissed off character in his postgame press convention.
However, on Monday night time, the veteran quarterback seemed way more content material.
“We played better,” a smiling Brady mentioned. “Better for all of us when we play better.”
He added: “We’re at a decent point, but we can play a lot better than we’ve played. Hoping our best football is ahead of us.”
A 300-pound record-breaking night
After two underwhelming performances, Monday night time began a lot better for the Bucs.
Brady linked with Chris Godwin for a 13-yard landing within the first quarter to offer the house group the lead early on.
However, the previous New England Patriots quarterback’s second quarter intercepted cross allowed New York to attract stage.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones threw a landing to offensive lineman Andrew Thomas to tie the rating at 10-10, however the Bucs turned the screw from there.
Brady was virtually flawless for the remainder of the sport, and the Tampa Bay protection stymied the Giants’ offense.
Jones was sacked twice and threw two interceptions to Steve McLendon and Mike Edwards whereas Ronald Jones ran within the third of Tampa Bay’s touchdowns.
For the primary time in NFL historical past, a 300-pound participant had a landing (Thomas) and a 300-pound participant had an interception (McLendon) in the identical recreation.
It was a very momentous recreation for Bucs broad receiver Mike Evans, who — when he caught a five-yard TD cross from Brady — entered himself into the group’s historical past books.
It was Evans’ 72nd landing for the franchise, breaking the earlier report for probably the most Bucs touchdowns of 71 set by Mike Alstott.
Evans can add the report to his ever-growing resume of Tampa Bay all-time information.
He already holds Bucs franchise information for receptions, receiving yards, landing catches and 100-yard receiving video games.
He additionally has the single-season information for receiving yards and landing catches and is tied for probably the most general touchdowns in a single season.
He’s now obtained 10 touchdowns on the yr, the fourth time in eight NFL seasons he is reached double digits in that class.
“He’s amazing in every way, as a player, teammate, friend, leader,” mentioned Brady of Evans. “I love being out there with him, I love playing with him. He really sets the tone for that group. He had a great night.”
The New York Giants’ lackluster efficiency in a loss in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led to questions over the management within the entrance workplace – particularly co-owner John Mara and common supervisor Dave Gettleman.
In a season-low 24 minutes of possession, the Giants scored 10 factors on 54 performs and solely tallied 215 yards of whole offense. The group managed to choose up 15 first downs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) grabs ahold of New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) as he throws a cross through the second half of an NFL soccer recreation Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) grabs ahold of New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) as he throws a cross through the second half of an NFL soccer recreation Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Associated Press)
Daniel Jones was 23-for-38 with 167 passing yards, a landing cross and two interceptions. Saquon Barkley in his return from harm rushed for 25 yards on six carries. Rookie broad receiver Kadarius Toney led the group with seven catches for 40 yards.
The Buccaneers received the sport 30-10. They dropped 402 yards of whole offense on the Giants’ protection.
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As New York dropped to 3-7 on the season, followers started to pin the blame on Mara and Gettleman.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers broad receiver Chris Godwin (14) stiff arms New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) after a catch through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers broad receiver Chris Godwin (14) stiff arms New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) after a catch through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Associated Press)
Mara has made a number of the huge personnel selections which have affected the Giants straight, together with the hiring of Gettleman. The 70-year-old former senior professional personnel analyst was employed as the overall supervisor in 2018 and has been straight liable for bringing within the gamers on the sector now.
Mike Francesa is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore.
The former WFAN host slammed the New York Giants on Twitter for his or her 30-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football: “Simply a putrid performance by the Giants. You aren’t going to beat anybody when you can’t block and can’t pressure. Case closed.”
The loss dropped the Giants to 3-7, leaving them within the NFC East cellar. Here are a number of the ugly post-game notes from Giants PR:
– The Giants completed with 215 whole yards, the second-lowest whole of the 26-game Joe Judge period. They gained 159 yards in a loss to Arizona on Dec. 13, 2020. Only one of many Giants’ 54 offensive performs gained greater than 16 yards.
– The Giants’ 15 first downs have been a season low and their fewest since that they had 14 vs. Cleveland final Dec. 20. They have 31 first downs of their final two video games, together with 16 within the victory in opposition to Las Vegas on Nov. 7.
– The Giants rushed for 66 yards, their second-lowest whole of the season; they ran for 60 yards of their season-opening loss to Denver.
– The Giants transformed solely one in all 9 third-down alternatives, their fewest profitable conversions since that they had one (in 10 tries) at Baltimore final Dec. 20.
-The Giants’ 24:21 time of possession was a season low.
– Tampa Bay completed with 402 yards, the fifth time this season a Giants opponent has gained greater than 400 yards. The Raiders totaled 403 yards two weeks in the past.
– The Giants’ prime-time dropping streak stretched to 10 video games. During that point, they’re 0-6 on Monday nights, 0-3 on Thursday nights and 0-1 on Sunday nights. The Giants are 0-7 below Judge and 0-8 when Jones begins in prime time. They final received an evening recreation on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at San Francisco, 27-23. The Giants don’t have any extra night time video games scheduled this season.