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Tom Brady tosses 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Giants 30-10 | Ap

Tom Brady got in his pocket to crawl, kicked a tackler, slid hard for a first down, and got up, pumping his arm, and screaming.

This is one way to erase the taste of losing.

Brady threw 307 yards and two touchdowns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New York Giants by 30:10 on Monday night.

Super Bowl champion Buccaneers (7-3) grabbed a two-game slip when Brady avoided dropping three in a row for the first time since 2002.

“We’re at a good point, but we can play a lot better than we played,” said Brady. “We hope our best football is still ahead of us.”

Brady started at 10 for 10 before misfiring on a deep ball to Mike Evans. In the next game, the 44-year-old climbed 10 yards to third and 4 to extend Tampa’s drive, which ended with Ryan Succop kicking a 25-yard field goal that made it 10-3.

“Eleven yard run. They don’t happen very often so I remember how far they go, ”Brady said, unaware that 10 yards was officially ruled.

Rob Gronkowski joked that he opened the seam for a touchdown of the game.

“He could have just thrown it away, but I saw him running and that was pretty stupid,” said Gronkowski. “That was pretty impressive.”

Daniel Jones threw a TD pass to attack Andrew Thomas on the left and the Giants (3-7) stayed close a half before breaking up.

“We have to get our players better positioned to play games,” said Giants coach Joe Judge. “We have to be careful that we sit down [Tuesday] as a coaching staff and understand how we play this game and give our players the chance to play. “

At 17:10, the Giants drove to Buccaneers 25 on the opening drive of the third quarter before Jones, under pressure from Devin White, threw incomplete to fourth and 1 after rushing to the line to hit the music box.

Brady then allied with Evans on a 5 yard TD pass to extend the lead to 24-10. Evans set a franchise record with his 72nd touchdown, overtaking Mike Alstott. He made sure to keep the ball after giving away Brady’s 600th TD pass to a fan earlier in the season.

“I am very proud of this achievement. Hopefully I can really take it that far, ”said Evans. “I’m very proud. A-Train was an incredible player. I’m happy to be in the same sentence as him, let alone break his record. It’s a blessing.”

Jones threw an interception against 310-pound nose tackle Steve McLendon at New York’s next possession, but Tampa opted for Succop’s 40-yard field goal, despite starting with the Giants 37. It was McLendon’s first career pick in 12 seasons.

Jones was picked by Mike Edwards in the fourth quarter and Succop hit a 30-yarder to top the scoring.

Brady finished 30 of 46 with an interception. He improved to 6-1 against the Giants in the regular season, but lost two Super Bowls to New York, including one that prevented New England from having a perfect season.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion runs the NFL

29 TD passes and is second with 3,172 yards.

Gronkowski was back in Tampa’s lineup after missing five of their last six games. Brady took aim at his buddy eight times and made the four-time all-pro tight end with six passes for 71 yards.

Star running back Saquon Barkley returned for the Giants after missing but only four games with a sprained ankle

25 yards rushing to six carries.

Jones was sacked twice by savage defense who missed Vita Vea with a knee injury.

Brady came out firing and did his first five passes, including a 13 yard TD throw on Chris Godwin.

The Giants leveled it at 10-10 after Evans rebounded a pass from his hands and right to Adoree Jackson, who returned the pick 5 yards to the Buccaneers 10.

Jones tossed a 2 yard TD pass to Thomas, who had to jump while reversing to catch up with him. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Thomas, who wore an orthotic on his right arm, was back after missing four games. He was celebrating his first career reception while the rest of the offensive circled around him.


The Giants have lost 10 straight prime-time games this season, including competitions in Washington and Kansas City.


After the Giants used an offensive lineman as a receiver, the Giants rookie receiver Kardarius Toney threw a deep pass to Darius Slayton, who fell incompletely. Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting was initially called in for a pass disruption in the play, but the flag was lifted.


Giants: Toney suffered a bruise in the fourth quarter. … FS Logan Ryan was down due to COVID-19 logs. … TE Kyle Rudolph left in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Buccaneers: LG Ali Marpet retired in the second quarter with an oblique load.


Giants: Hosted the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) on Sunday.

Buccaneers: Check out the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday (6-5).

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