Brady, Fournette leads the Bucs against the Panthers


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Leonard Fournette, 28, of Buccaneers, Tampa Bay, is fleeing the pitch with defender Tom Brady, 12, when Fournette played in the second half of the 2020 NFL football match. On September 20, he scored 46 yards for a score against the Carolina Panthers. , Tampa, Fla. (AP photo / Mark LoMoglio)

TAMPA, Florida – Tom Brady has a dazzling record of winning.

The six-time Super Bowl champion is perfect when the Buccaneers, who tasted victories in Tampa Bay for the first time on Sunday in their 21-year career, have recovered from the rare opening losses of the season.

Brady threw 217 yards, made one pass, and took over the match, while receiving plenty of help with another acquisition from last season’s Leonardo Fournette, who went off the reserve bench for 103 yards and two passes.

“Our execution was a little better. I think we are still a long way from where we need to be, ”Brady said. “I think if we can play, consistency, credibility will be what we really need. So we have to get back to work. The clock is ticking next week. “

The 43-year-old defender also returned in 2 weeks, when in 2003, 2014 and 2017. The New England Patriots dropped the openers.

“He has a pretty good history of that,” coach Bruce Arians said. “This game has never been as close as it was. But I thought it was exceptional. His leadership on the sideline was great, and he played us properly with a lot of different sounds and played really well. ”

In the first half, Brady threw a 23-meter TD pass to Mike Evans. Fournette scored 1 and 46 yards. The latter came after Carolina recovered from a 21-0 quarter break and rebounded 24-17 with Christiano McCaffrey and Joey Slye scoring a 23-goal goal 1:57.

“I tried to put the icing on the cake for the team,” said Fournette, twice a 1,000-yard representative who was in Tampa Bay less than two weeks after the Jacksonville Jaguars were released.

Brady beat 23 of the 35 passes, while Evans completed seven receptions for 104 yards. The Fournette recorded an average of 8.6 yards per test in 12 trials.

Teddy Bridgewater was 33 out of 42 for 367 yards and two were taken over by the Panthers (0-2), alongside four innings without nine penalties. Carolina also released five baskets, one of which caused a clump that determined Brady TD’s only pass.

“We just can’t beat ourselves and have negative games,” Bridgewater said. “But a hat from Tampa. They are a great team. We talked about ball protection and QB protection, and we have four goals. I have to be better and take ownership of it. ”

McCaffrey, who missed most of the fourth quarter on the sideline, scored 1 and 7 yard throws with an injured calf. He finished with 88 yards from the race, 59 rushed to move 18 and got 29 out of four catches.

“It’s hard when there aren’t the best players on your field,” Bridgewater said.

Carolina got big days from receivers DJ Moore (eight catches, 120 yards) and Robby Anderson (nine receptions, 109 yards).

“Nine fines and four gifts, but it’s a one-result game in the fourth quarter,” said Panthers coach Matt Rhule. “We have to do a better job of playing clear football.”

Brady threw 239 yards and two TDs in the opening defeat of the 34-23 season in the Gulf of Tampere in New Orleans. He also hurt Bucs by taking over the couple, including the one who was returned for the touch, and received criticism from the Aryans.

The defense set the tone for Sunday’s victory and forced two turnovers in the first half of the three games when there were no pick-ups at the start of the season.

Jordan Whitehead’s takeover took place against 10 games and a 78-yard runway, which Brady completed with a 50-yard pass to Evans and that Carolina extended a personal foul that resulted in the Bucs being the first to defeat the Panthers 7.

Ronald Jones played him the next match when he was led 7: 0 by Brady, who quickly scored two strokes after rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr. fired Bridgewater and Jason Pierre-Paul recovered to set Evans in the next match. “A 23-yard TD win. .

“I thought Teddy had been abused for too many days. They are defensive pressure, and they were in his hands on it, ”Rhule said.

“I thought he was competing and there will be days when you can’t get things to flow,” the Panthers coach added. “But I was proud that he kept pushing the pedal and bringing us back into the game.”


The Panthers allowed six TDs to rush in two games. They have played 38 in the last 18 matches, including 32 NFL leaders last season.

Coaching roots

Sunday’s match was the first in 17 years among NFL teams led by head coaches, who also once held the position of head coach at the same college.

Arians and Rhule began their careers as head coaches at the Temple, where Arians left from 1983 to 1988 from 27 to 39, and from 2013 to 16, Rhule was 28 to 23 years old.

Former Miami Hurricanes coaches Dennis Erickson and Butch Davis led NFL teams against each other in 2003. September 21, when Erickson coached the San Francisco 49ers and Davis coached the Cleveland Browns.


After McCaffrey left the game early in the fourth quarter, the Panthers reviewed reserve Mike Davis, who had eight wins at 74 yards. However, Davis did not carry the ball at all when the Panthers were in catch-up mode.

“I’m just here to do my job and do whatever the coaches ask me to do. “I’m not going to do anything crazy,” Davis said.

For their part, the Panthers also made a concerted effort to get broad receiver Curtis Samuel involved in the running game. Samuel, who played several runners in Ohio, had four carryes for 26 yards.


Panthers: Stay on the road ahead of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Buccaneers: Travel to Denver to meet the Broncos next Sunday.

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