NFL: Tampa suffers, but beats Giants

November 3, 2020

Mediocre for much of the game, Tom Brady did what he does best in the second half of tonight’s game.

Brady threw passes of touchdown a Rob Gronkowski Y Mike Evans to guide the Tampa Bay to a 25-23 win over the Giants New York and once again seize the mark for the most annotation submissions in the history of the NFL.

The Saints’ Drew Brees had passed Brady on Sunday, but now the six-time Super Bowl champion regained the top with 561 touchdown passes. The spectacular 8-yard reception of Evans the god a Tampa Bay the advantage points.

But the Bucs (6-2) had to endure moments of drama before signing the victory. Daniel Jones led New York (1-7) 70 yards on 13 plays and connected with Golden Tate for a 19-yard touchdown with 28 seconds left. The two-point conversion flopped after officials chose not to charge for apparent defensive pass interference.

Brady and Gronkowski had combined minutes earlier for a three-yard touchdown pass in which Gronk controlled the ball just long enough. That made the pair second with the most touchdowns at 93, 21 behind Peyton Manning and his star receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, Marvin Harrison.

Brady was unable to connect with Evans in the colon conversion, but the Bucs they also took a 15-14 advantage.

After New York regained the lead on a 33-yard field goal by Graham Gano, Jones came under pressure and threw a hurried pass in Tate’s direction that was intercepted by Sean Murphy-Bunting at the Tampa 33-yard. That set the stage for the 66-yard march that culminated in the touchdown to Evans.

Jones he had two costly interceptions, which weighed on a solid effort by New York’s defense.

With their victory, the Bucs remain in the lead in the NFC South Division.


Baltimore and Green Bay, with positives

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey announced that he was diagnosed with coronavirus, and several other NFL teams have reported positive tests, raising new concerns in a league trying to complete its season amid a pandemic.

The Green Bay Packers reported that one player tested positive for COVID-19, and Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed that two players on his team were diagnosed over the weekend.

Additionally, the Browns held their meetings remotely after a player reported having symptoms “related to COVID-19.”

Humphrey tweeted: “I have ‘rona’ and hopefully I’ll be back healthy soon.”

The player was absent from practice Wednesday with what the team described as a “disease,” but returned Thursday and played in his team’s 28-24 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

RISK. Marlon Humphrey (right) reported his positive yesterday, a day after playing Pittsburgh. AFP • P. Smith