The Bucs fell behind early again on Sunday, going three-and-out on their first drive of the day before allowing Derek Carr and the Las Vegas offense to drive down the field and take a quick 7-0 lead. But Tampa Bay bounced back strong and pulled away late, moving to 5-2 on the season with the huge 45-20 victory over Jon Gruden and the Raiders.
After gaining just three yards on their first drive, the Bucs would find the end zone on three of their next four drives behind two passing touchdowns and a one-yard rushing touchdown from quarterback Tom Brady to take a 21-10 lead into the locker room at half time. In the second half the Raiders would battle back with a 10-0 run and bring the score within four points but Brady and the Bucs, not to be outdone, would then rattle off 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to comfortably seal the victory. Brady finished the game with 369 passing yards, no interceptions and four touchdown passes to four different receivers as Tampa Bay wrapped up their second consecutive week without a turnover lost or a sack allowed.
With the win over the Raiders, Tampa Bay once again holds the lead in the NFC South at 5-2 while the Saints moved to 4-2 with a 20-17 win over the Panthers earlier in the day.