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 with a win over the Patriots.  The Bucs lost more DBs to injury and were playing short-handed even as the game started.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Fournette 20-92, 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
GAME SCORING TB 3-0 4:49-1Q Succop FG29 NE 3-7 8:28-2Q Henry 11 pass from Jones (Folk kick) TB 6-7 0:13-2Q Succop FG44 TB 13-7 3:29-3Q Jones 8 run (Succop kick) NE 13-14 14:57-4Q Smith 1 pass from Jones (Folk kick) TB 16-14 7:58-4Q Succop FG27 NE 16-17 4:34-4Q Folk FG27 TB 19-17 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 T 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
NFL RESULTS - WEEK 4 Cincinnati 24 Jacksonville 21 Washington 34 Atlanta 30 Buffalo 40 Houston 0 Chicago 24 Detroit 14 Dallas 36 Carolina 28 Indianapolis 27 Miami 17 Cleveland 14 Houston 7 NY Giants 27 New Orleans 21 NY Jets 27 Tennessee 24 Kansas City 42 Philadelphia 30 Arizona 37 LA Rams 20 Seattle 28 San Francisco 21 Baltimore 23 Denver 7 Green Bay 27 Pittsburgh 17 Tampa Bay 19 New England 17 LA Chargers 28 Las Vegas 14