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.

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Randy H.

Great game. This is a completely different team with Brady then with Winston. I just hope that Arians doesn’t say that “We are 5 dash 2” in his press conference. The old timers will remember what happened last time that was said!!

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scubog

It turned into 7 dash 9. But Sammie brought us Lynch, Brooks, Sapp and Nickerson.

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Pete Wood

Two thoughts

  1. Winston loses that game.
  2. Bucs may not lose another game this year. Seriously.
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surferdudes

That washed up 43 year old. How did New England do today?

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geno711

Brady with 18 TDs and 4 Interceptions this year.
New England Offense with 3 pass TDs and 11 Interceptions this year.

That is how good they are doing respectively.

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chefboho

Brady out there throwing like he’s in his 20’s. Don’t you think Sombrero? He’s proving that he’s more. than just a system QB. By the way, how are those patriots doing? This team just looks unstoppable and with AB coming I just don’t see how anyone can as long as this defense continues to evolve. Wow.

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BigSombrero

Brady was the GOAT today. He hasn’t looked this good in years and he’s doing it without targeting All Pro Mike Evans. I tip my hat to his MVP performance.

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Dave

I don’t want to ruin this moment, because it’s nice to see you finally admit the obvious about Brady. However, it’s hard not to mention that, outside the first 2 games(in which Brady was expected to start slow, due to having no actual games to get on the same page with his pass catchers), here’s Brady’s stats the last 5 games. 4-1, 66%, 1455 yds 16 TD’s vs 2 TO’s, 7.4 YPA, a 110 QB Rating, and 5 sacks. All MVP stats. If Brady had a normal offseason, with OTA’s, training camp, and preseason games, he probably wouldn’t have even… Read more »

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ExtendLichtMovement

What a hell of a marketing move! I guess they do win games… lol

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chefboho

It takes a big man to come out and say he was wrong so I applaud you for it. I knew Brady still had a little left in the tank, but even I had no idea he’d be this good.

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ExtendLichtMovement

It doesn’t take a big man. It takes eyes. I will say, we’re all wrong from time to time.

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ExtendLichtMovement

Also, the word “today” suggests he believes its not sustainable. Hopefully, Brady continues to prove BS wrong.

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danielob

Too bad I couldn’t see the game, had to watch the stinker of a New England game. Good thing I had sirius XM but had to sit through Brett Musburger’s terrible play by play. Bucs radio team is the best in the NFL.

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Randy H.

nflbite dot com, just saying. Try it!!

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BucRy

Crackstreams dot com. You can watch all the games pretty much. Just click out of the first ad.

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seat26

Wow. Defense really played well, Brady has 4 TDs! Secondary seemed to struggle a little. Devin White was on fire. Nice Interception by Winfield. Evans came back late in the game, but what gives? He is not getting targeted? Godwin had a big game with Miller. 5-2 feels good.

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Randy H.

Not sure about Evans, but on most of the replay’s of other receivers catches, you could see that he was covered. I’m not sure how open he ever was.

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RW

Evans gets double teamed a lot. Brady doesn’t force the ball to anyone. Winston would give Evans more targets but that’s how you end up with 30 picks.

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Dave

Exactly! #3 forced the ball to Evans and Godwin, Brady hits the open man, no matter who it is, plain and simple. That’s what a SB winning HOF QB does. There’s a reason why he has 6 rings. He didn’t order them at Jared’s

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Spitfire

I think Evans Ankle is still bothering him, he’s probably playing at 75%. Honestly, the Raiders has 3 quality receiving threats and the question was how we were gonna match up on all of them. That’s how they’ve been able to win by scoring so many points this year. I think in spite of everything, our secondary answered the call pretty well with only getting beat a few times.

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cgmaster27

What an absolute clinic for brady. Long, intermediate, short, he was just dealing. Everyone was getting a taste. This team is unstoppable on offense because of bradys ability to just take whos open. Just incredible. Murphy bunting, was getting picked on today but this defense is just good. We didnt get home on carr and the raiders have a damn good offensive line. Our kicker just continues to do his job every time, and thats so refreshing. Good to see big mike getting involved, you can tell hes getting frustrated. Andbyiure going to add AB to this? Wow Rate this… Read more »

PatrioticChief

Remember when people on this site said Brady was worse than Winston?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Two dominant wins against good teams in back to back weeks. The only thing that is going to stop this team are injuries and themselves. They have all the talent they need to win a Superbowl.

Unto the Giants!

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Horse

Glad we won; now let’s keep the mojo going.

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pinkstob

Incredible performance by Brady and the O-line! The O-line has looked fantastic the last two games in fact. If they keep this up we’ll roll into the Playoffs. Go Bucs!!

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fredster

Great win. I was little off with my 31-17 prediction but that fine I’ll take 45-20! I got nervous when we had those dumb defensive penalties and was 1 score game. Some things to clean up but overall very good game. Hopefully Davis is ok.

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JS8797

Is it just me or is Devin White fast, I mean really fast. Not great yet on pass defense but that will come I believe. RIP Sam Wyche but this team is a legit 5 dash 2 but I can understand why he said it after 1983-1995 with Bennett, Perkins, and Williamson.

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Randy H.

Yeah, I can still see him saying that. Mentioned it in my post also. I think they ended up 6-10, correct?

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scubog

9 dash 7

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RW

The O Line is getting to understand that if they give Brady a couple of seconds he will make a good play. No sacks in 2 games because Brady doesn’t go for the home run on every play. He takes what the D gives him but unlike Brees will take the long ball when it’s there.

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RW

You could see the value of Fournette today. He is great catching the ball out of the backfield. If he had been healthy against Chicago they would have beat the Bears.

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PatrioticChief

Brady ignored a wide open RoJo on one play. He doesn’t trust him to catch the ball. I don’t expect to see the ball goes his way anymore outside of screens or desperation.

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Spitfire

RoJo actually has caught the ball well since the Bears game, hopefully that continues.

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Dave

20 comments so far. Who’s missing from that group? Maybe he ran out of popcorn and had to run to the store lol. Another TO free, sack free MVP performance from our old, statue, washed up game manager QB. Brady is now on pace for 4350 yds 46 total TD’s vs 11 total TO’s, 18 sacks, and a 105 QB Rating. So he’s on pace for a grand total of 29 INT’s +sacks. For comparison, Jameis had 84 TO’s + sacks last year lol. This is what a real QB looks like. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes… Read more »

Donkey_Hunter

This is officially in the running for “Comment of the Year”. I’ll go get the popcorn.

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BigSombrero

I was traveling today so I just finished watching the game at 11pm, but I admit I was wrong about Brady being washed up. The guy was better than anyone else in the NFL today.

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Spitfire

Just a great solid game, You can’t score on every drive but the Offense never seemed out of it. Only briefly did the penalties rear Their ugly head and sure enough that drive handed the Raiders a TD, but they cleaned it up and just played hard. Raiders will blame it on the lack of practice but that wasn’t gonna change that game. Defense gave a little but with their big 3 receiving threats I thought the secondary came through pretty well. Dline was right there so many times and couldn’t quite get home but they gave enough pressure to… Read more »

Dman

Missed second half on an airplane, but the TD to Miller going into the half was a pretty amazing throw to cap a perfect drive. And speed of D. White and L. David was so much fun to watch. Could feel the Raiders being deflated. Wish I got to see second half, maybe a replay.

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BigSombrero

Traveling prevented me from watching the game in real time, but Brady was masterful today.

I prefer hot popcorn but am eating some crow instead. Brady looks better than he has in YEARS.

The defense was also fantastic at times.

Game balls to Brady, White, Winfield, Davis, Fournette, entire OL, and Suh.

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scubog

Glad to see you coming around Sombrero. I prefer real “old school” popcorn. No microwave for me.

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BigSombrero

I agree 100% on the popcorn made with oil and kernels! You can’t beat the smell or taste!!

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