The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the New York football Giants 30-10 on Monday Night Football. The Bucs are currently in first place in the NFC South division!
There were several takeaways from the Bucs victory. The defense played very well and held the Giants’ offense to 215 total yards on offense and forced two turnovers. The offense moved the ball at will on the opening drive and put up a total of 402 yards. Captain Tom Brady threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns. A few drives stalled and the Bucs were forced to settle for field goals. That is somewhat concerning, but I trust the players, coaches, and the process. It would have been great to see those red-zone appearances end with touchdowns. As a team, the Bucs played much more disciplined and were responsible for six penalties for 39 yards.
The Bucs hit the road this weekend to face the Indianapolis Colts. This is a tough road game. The Colts are still in the playoff picture, at 6-5 on the season, and are on a three-game winning streak.
The Colts use a balanced offensive attack and are averaging over 350 yards per game. Jonathan Taylor has already rushed for over 1,000 yards and will be a good opponent for the Bucs’ great run defense.
Carson Wentz has thrown over 2,400 yards and thrown 18 touchdown passes so far. Noise will be a concern at Lucas Oil Stadium, and the Bucs may have to use a silent count. This is a measuring stick type of game. The Bucs will have to play disciplined football and prevent self-inflicted wounds from penalty flags. The Colts are well-coached by Frank Reich, and I’m excited to see what BA, Bowles, and Leftwich game plan against the Colts.
The game will air on FOX at 1 PM EST Sunday 11/28/21. Enjoy the game and go Bucs!