The Buccaneers Escape New York


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off their second prime time game of the season against the New York Giants. After a decisive 45-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, the Buccaneers will look to extend their lead over the Saints by one win.

Here is a full recap of the action on Monday Night Football.

First Quarter

Tom Brady and the offense start with the ball, and efficiently drive into New York territory. Unfortunately a bad snap by Jensen causes an erratic throw, leading to a Ryan Succop field goal.

The Giants convert a third and long on a trick play, but an overthrow by Daniel Jones results in a punt.

On the next offensive play, Ronald Jones fumbles a catch in Buccaneer territory. On third and five, Daniel Jones throws touchdown to Dion Lewis on a wheel route, giving the Giants the lead 7-3.

Brady still struggles to connect with Jaydon Mickens and Tanner Hudson, leading to another punt.

Ross Cockrell downs the ball at the five on a great special teams play, and Daniel Jones takes over once again.

Score 7-3 Giants

Second Quarter

Jones drives the Giants down the field, but Devin White saves the day with a 10 yard sack.

Brady seems to be all over the field tonight, missing Mike Evans and Jaydon Mickens before getting sacked. Tampa Bay back on defense down 7-3 with only 5:11 left in the half.

Jones drives with ease down the field, and the Giants score on a two yard Wayne Gallman rush. New York leads 14-3, with one more drive for the Buccaneers in the second quarter.

Tampa Bay runs their two minute offense, which results in a Ryan Succop 40 yard field goal field goal.

Score 14-6 Giants

Third Quarter

On the first drive out of the half, Daniel Jones missed a wide open receiver streaking, and throws an interception to Carlton Davis.

The Buccaneers have to settle for another field goal, giving the Bucs only nine points on the night.

The Buccaneers are fortunate to get off the field on defense, as Jamel Dean gets beat but Jones throws it beyond his reach.

Brady and the offense drive down the field with ease. After a pass interference on the three yard line, Brady finds Rob Gronkowski in the back of the end zone for six. Bruce Arians elects to go for two, but the try is no good. Still, Tampa Bay leads 15-14 with 6:05 left in the third quarter.

The Giants continue to target Jamel Dean, who has gotten beat in multiple plays. New York eventually stalls in the red zone, but a field goal gives the Giants the lead 17-15.

Score: 17-15 Giants

Fourth Quarter

On the opening drive of the quarter, Brady gets sacked for the second time tonight, leading to a poor punt by Bradley Pinion.

Daniel Jones gets pressured, forcing him to make an ill-advised throw. Sean Murphy-Bunting gets a needed interception.

Brady leads a methodical drive down the field after hitting Tyler Johnson and Cameron Brate. An eight yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans gives Tampa Bay a 22-17 lead with 9:02 left…

After the defense forces a three and out, the Buccaneers offense kicks a field goal on fourth and one, bringing the lead to eight. Tampa Bay leads 25-17 with 3:41 remaining.

Daniel Jones drives down the field and connects to Golden Tate with 28 seconds left, bringing the score 25-23. On the two point conversion, Antoine Winfield Jr. breaks up the pass for the win.

Score 25-23 Bucs