Relax – the Buccaneers had this one all the way.
After blowing a 21-point lead in the second half, the Bucs found a way to pull out a thrilling victory over the Bills in overtime, 33-27. Tom Brady found Breshad Perriman for the game-winning TD.
In the first half, Tampa Bay looked unstoppable. In the second half, the Bucs looked extremely beatable. I knew the game wasn’t over when it was 24-3, or even 27-10 in the fourth quarter. I’ve seen this movie before over the past 35 years. Buffalo is a good team, and proved it tonight.
This is yet another game that, pre-Brady, the Bucs would’ve lost. And you could argue they should’ve been defeated after blowing that big lead. Great teams play 60 minutes, not 35ish. But regardless, they’re 10-3, and on the brink of clinching the NFC South.
Part of Brady’s big day was touchdown pass #700 of his career, and it was the game-winner. Leonard Fournette also had a great game – rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Next week, the Bucs host the Saints on Sunday night. This is my annual Tampa trip game. I can’t wait to head south in six days.
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