All eyes were on Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Thursday night’s NFL game, 28 to 22. The game was held in Philadelphia, a city famous in U.S. history. Although a comedian once joked, “If I am in a plane and fall asleep, I know we are flying over Philadelphia.”
But Philly fans were wide awake as the Buccaneers toyed and teased with the Eagles. That’s what happens when champions play every game with Super Bowl effort. For the Bucs, who are pounding the road back to the Super Bowl, it’s not just winning that counts. Every game this team plays; they get harder to beat. Be ready, aspiring NFL opponents and beware.
The Buccaneers show up with a new set of skills and accomplishments. Take a look at Leonard Fournette. You want the ball to move down the field? Throw it to Fournette, an extraordinary running back. He catches and runs, like a well-oiled machine. Fournette rushed 22 times for 81 yards and added two touchdowns in Thursday night’s game. FOURNETTE WILL NOT BE DENIED, and he sure hates to come off that field.
Another highlight of Thursday night’s game was the story of Jamel Dean’s redemption. The cornerback was selected in the third round (94th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers and has been a great contributor since then. In the first quarter, Dean went downward dog, after being penalized for a 45-yard interference that set up the Eagles’ first-quarter touchdown. But very soon, DEAN REDEEMED HIMSELF by picking off a Jalen Hurts pass intended for Quez Watkins at the Tampa Bay 28-yard line. That move set the Bucs up to score and win.
Last but not least, there is the story of Tom Brady’s thumb. The commentary was endless and the puns didn’t stop throughout the broadcast. Even with the injury, Brady didn’t slow down in the win.
If you want to see a great team that gets better every week, be sure to tune in to the next Buccaneers game on a Sunday, October 24th against the Chicago Bears in Tampa. If the Bears think they can win because of Tom’s thumb, they better think again.
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