Tampa, Fla. –
The uniform change does not affect Tom Brady’s ability to master Buffalo Bills.
The 44-year-old quarterback beat his former rivals in the AFC East for the 10th time in a row on Sunday, becoming the NFL’s all-time best finish lead and launching his fifth touchdown pass. 700 took home the winning score in Tampa Bay’s 33-27 overtime victory. The Buccaneers are on track to win the first division championship after 14 years.
In his first game against the Bills since moving to Tampa Bay in 2020, Brady threw 363 yards and made two touchdowns without interception. He also scored in a quarterback swoop set by the 7,143rd completing an unprecedented 22-year career, including seven Super Bowl titles.
The Bucs (10-3) won Breshad Perriman’s 58-yard catch and run with 5:31 remaining in the Half – the 700th TD pass of Brady’s career, including the playoffs.
Brady said: “It was pretty cool. “We have to learn from it and move on. Next week we’ll be playing for a category championship and that’s quite exciting.”
Despite taking a 21-point lead in the first half, the Super Bowl defending champions won their fourth straight game to keep their four-game lead over New Orleans and Atlanta in the NFC South, the tournament Tampa Bay has won. not won since 2007.
“We made a third and lost in extra time, and when you give the number 12 on the other side that chance, you know, he has a chance to win the game at any time,” Bills center Mitch Morse says.
“It’s heartbreaking,” added Buffalo running back Devin Singletary. “That’s the only way I can put it.”.
Brady, who dominated Buffalo and won 17 AFC East championships during his two decades with the New England Patriots, improved to 33-3 against the Bills. He broke Drew Brees’ record for most career finishes by the end of the second quarter and was 31st out of 46 without an intercept.
Josh Allen started slow to throw 308 yards and two touchdowns for Buffalo. He also dashed to 109 yards and TD, becoming the fourth player in tournament history to throw more than 300 yards and also dash over 100 yards in the same match.
Allen also left Raymond James Stadium on his left foot in a pair of walking shoes. He will undergo the tests on Monday, coach Sean McDermott said.
“End of the game. I don’t think it’s going to be a big deal,” Allen said. “It’s quite painful. It’s football.”
Since starting 4-1, the Bills (7-6) are hardly the team that has won the first division championship since 1995 and had the deepest playoff record in 27 years before losing to Kansas City. in the AFC championship match last January.
They are leading 3-5 in their last eight and have lost two in a row for the first time this year, jeopardizing their knockout hopes with four weeks remaining in the season.
The Bucs, who won four games in a row on the double skate, exposed the Bills offensively and defensively before Allen and the league’s No.1-ranked defense got back on track after halftime. .
Problems in Buffalo’s red zone contributed to the lag, with the foul being resolved for an on-field goal in round 5 of Tampa Bay with the Bills leading 10-0 in the second quarter.
The tendency to over-dependence on Allen is also a hindrance, with not soon having a real rush attack involving running backwards. Buffalo ran just four times in 43 yards in the opening inning, with Allen recording all of the runs. The first rush attempt by running backwards came early in the third quarter, when Matt Breida hit a fake hit and lost 3 yards in the 4th and 2nd innings to the Bills 45.
Singletary’s first attempt went 29 yards on Buffalo’s next hold, unleashing a long Allen shot that ended with an 18-yard TD, making it 24-10. Turns out, the Bills’ quarterback division was just getting started.
Allen moved his team an impressive distance with 15 yards TD passes to Dawson Knox and 4 yards to Gabriel Davis, cutting the deficit to 27-24 with less than five minutes left in regulation.
Buffalo got the ball back in 3:05 and hit a 70-yard ball to tie up extra time with a goal 25 yards out in the final seconds.
Bill: WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) hurt in the first half and did not return. … Taiwan substitute RB Jones (knee) hurt in the first half.
Buccaneers: They played without the S Jordan Whitehead, out of action for a second straight week because of a calf injury. … RB Giovani Bernard (hip) sidelined in the second half. CB Jamel Dean (sick) also did not play after halftime.
Bill: held Carolina on Sunday. They will play three out of four matches against opponents who currently have a losing record.
Buccaneers: Tampa Bay could claim its first NFC Men’s crown since 2007 when the home team’s three-time New Orleans Championship winners are New Orleans next Sunday night.