On the night that Tom Brady broke the NFL all-time passing yardage record and also gained some revenge over his former team, it took a 56-yard FG attempt by former Buc Nick Folk hitting the post in the final minute for the Bucs to escape from Foxborough with a win over the Patriots.  The Bucs lost more defensive backs to injury and were playing short-handed even as the game started.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Fournette 20-91, Jones 6-25, Brady 4-3. PATRIOTS: Agholor 1-4, Taylor 1-0, Bolden 1-0, Jones 1- (-1), Harris 4-(-4). PASSING BUCS: Brady 42-22-269-0-0. PATRIOTS: Jones 40-31-275-1-2, Meyers 2-2-45-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Evans 7-75, Brown 7-63, Godwin 3-55, Fournette 3-47, Brate 2-29. PATRIOTS: Meyers 8-70, Bolden 6-51, Bourne 5-58, Henry 4-32, Agholor 3-55, Smith 3-14, Harris 2-30, Harry 1-10, Taylor 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Winfield 1-0. PATRIOTS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Mickens 1-13, Johnson 1-10. PATRIOTS: Bolden 1-25. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Mickens 2-12. PATRIOTS:  Olszewski 2-17. SACKS BUCS: Tryon-Showinka 2-13, Gholston 1-6, Barrett 1-6. PATRIOTS: Judon 1-8.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 New England Patriots 17 Sunday 3 October 2021      at Gillette Stadium
SCORING TB 4:49-1Q Succop FG29 NE 8:28-2Q Henry 11 pass from Jones (Folk kick) TB 0:13-2Q Succop FG44 TB 3:29-3Q Jones 8 run (Succop kick) NE 14:57-4Q Smith 1 pass from Jones (Folk kick) TB 7:58-4Q Succop FG27 NE 4:34-4Q Folk FG27 TB 1:57-4Q Succop FG48
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DL 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DL 50 Vea C 66 Jensen LOLB 9 Tryon-Shoyinka RG 65 Cappa LILB 45 White RT 78 Wirfs RILB 54 David TE 72 Wells ROLB 58 Barrett TE 84 Brate CB 43 Cockrell WR 13 Evans CB 5 Sherman WR 14 Godwin CB 24 Davis QB 12 Brady S 33 Whitehead RB 7 Fournette S 31 Winfield PLAYED 3 Succop, 8 Pinion, 18 Johnson, 21 Vaughn, 26 Adams, 27 Jones, 28 Robinson, 29 Desir, 30 Delaney, 32 Edwards, 46 Tinker, 48 Stuard, 51 Minter, 52 Britt, 56 Nunez-Roches, 79 O’Connor, 80 Howard, 81 Brown, 85 Mickens, 86 McElroy,  92 Gholston, 96 McLendon, 98 Nelson DID NOT PLAY 11 Gabbert, 64 Stinnie, 70 Hainsey INACTIVES 1 Darden, 2 Trask, 25 Bernard, 35 Dean, 60 Leverett, 87 Gronkowski, 90 Pierre-Paul.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Joe Tryon-Shoyinka’s second sack came courtesy of Vita Vea’s incredible bull rush Ronald Jones scored the only Buccaneer touchdown Ryan Succop’s fourth fieldgoal was the game winner.
COMMENTARY CREW Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth