The Bucs’ dramatic win was over-shadowed by WR Antonio Brown storming off the field in the third quarter having refused to go back into the game when allegedly injured.  Tom Brady hit Cyril Grayson on a 33-yard scoring pass with 15 seconds left to cap a 93-yard drive.  The defense held the Jets on 4th and 2 to set up the game-winning offensive heroics.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Vaughn 8-31, Jones 10-26, Bell 3-5. JETS: Carter 3-54, Walter 14-49, Johnson 5-35, Berrios 2-12, Wilson 2-0. PASSING BUCS: Brady 50-34-410-1-3. JETS:  Wilson 33-19-234-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Gronkowski 7-115, Grayson 6-81, Johnson 4-50, Evans 4-47, Bell 3-30, Brown 3-26, Perriman 2-41, Vaughn 2-14, Brate 2-5, Jones 1-1. JETS: Berrios 8-65, Johnson 3-47, Yeboah 2-36, Cole 2-35, Brown 2-29, Smith 1-13, Carter 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. JETS:  Echols 1-30. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Grayson 1-7. JETS: Cole 3-64, Berrios 2-55. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Barner 1-3. JETS: Berrios 0-0. SACKS BUCS: Nelson 1-10. JETS: Carter 1-5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28  New York Jets 24 Sunday 2 January 2022     at MetLife Stadium
GAME SCORING NYJ 0-7 12:04-1Q Berrios 1 run (Pineiro kick) TB 7-7 5:43-1Q Evans 4 pass from Brady (Succop kick) NYJ 7-14 13:43-2Q Berrios 9 pass from Wilson (Piniero kick) TB 10-14 10:50-2Q Succop FG39 NYJ 10-17 0:01-2Q Pineiro FG51 NYJ 10-24 6:56-3Q Johnson 1 run (Pineiro kick) TB 17-24 0:29-3Q Brate 4 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 20-24 7:36-4Q Succop FG27 TB 28-24 0:15-4Q Grayson 33 pass from Brady (Bell run)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DL 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet NT 50 Vea C 66 Jensen DL 92 Gholston RG 65 Cappa LOLB 9 Tryon-Shoyinka RT 78 Wirfs LILB 45 White TE 80 Howard RILB 51 Minter TE 87 Gronkowski ROLB 98 Nelson WR 13 Evans CB 29 Desir WR 15 Grayson CB 24 Davis QB 12 Brady S 33 Whitehead RB 27 Jones S 31 Winfield PLAYED 3 Succop, 6 Bell, 10 Miller, 16 Perriman, 18 Johnson, 19 Hofrichter, 21 Vaughn, 23 Murphy-Bunting, 26 Adams, 28 Robinson, 32 Edwards, 35 Dean, 38 Barner, 43 Cockrell, 48 Stuard, 49 Gill, 52 Britt, 56 Nunez-Roches, 70 Hainsey, 72 Wells, 81 Brown, 84 Brate, 96 McLendon, 97 Triner DID NOT PLAY 11 Gabbert, 60 Leverett INACTIVES 2 Trask, 5 Sherman, 17 Watson, 30 Delaney, 44 Ponder, 58 Barrett, 90 Pierre-Paul
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Mike Evans caught a fade pass for the Bucs’ opening score The Tampa revival began with a 4th and goal score to Cameron Brate Setting up the heroic winning touchdown to Cyril Grayson with 15 seconds remaining
COMMENTARY CREW    Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston
NFL RESULTS - WEEK 18 Philadelphia 20  Washington 16 Carolina 10  New Orleans 18 Tampa Bay 28  NY Jets 24 Miami 3  Tennessee 34 Jacksonville 10  New England 50 Las Vegas 23  Indianapolis 20 Kansas City 31  Cincinnati 34 NY Giants 3  Chicago 29 Atlanta 15  Buffalo 29 Houston 7  San Francisco 23 Denver 13  LA Chargers 34 LA Rams 20  Baltimore 19 Detroit 29  Seattle 51 Arizona 25  Dallas 22 Minnesota 10  Green Bay 37 Cleveland 14  Pittsburgh 26