NFL: Not easy for the Buccaneers

NFL: Not easy for Buccaneers


At Acrisure Stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 20-18 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense “Bucs” went through all sorts of difficulties and again was unable to impose itself on the ground. Quarterback Tom Brady also didn't have his best game. He passed 62.5% of his throws for 243 yards and only one major. 

The holder of seven Super Bowl rings found the end zone with just over five minutes to go on the clock and reduced the gap to one possession, but the Steelers (2-4) never gave him the ball back.

The winners, however, saw quarterback Kenny Pickett fall in battle in the third quarter. He had found a teammate nine times for 144 yards and a major before leaving the game. 

His replacement, Mitch Trubisky, joined efforts with Canadian Chase Claypool in the fourth quarter, which eventually allowed the Pennsylvania club to defeat the Buccaneers (3-3).

The “Pats” defense has found its rhythm 

At FirstEnergy Stadium, the Patriots defense shone for the second straight game as the New England squad defeated the Cleveland Browns 38-15.

The defensive unit did not allow than a touchdown to his rivals, in addition to amassing four quarterback sacks, making three tackles for a loss and recovering two loose balls. Remember that the Patriots (3-3) shut out the Detroit Lions last week.

Offensively, quarterback Bailey Zappe had his best game since being sent into the fray with injuries to Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer for the Pats. The fourth-round pick in the last NFL draft completed 24 of 34 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns.

Rhamondre Stevenson, meanwhile, crossed the goal line twice and had 76 yards with his legs.

Marcus Mariota takes care of the “Niners”

At Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota contributed three touchdowns and helped his team upset the San Francisco 49ers 28-14.

The center, who is in his first season with the Georgia club, completed 13 of the 14 passes he attempted for 129 yards and two majors. He also crossed the goal line with his legs, in addition to amassing 50 yards via runs.

The Falcons (3-3) also scored a defensive touchdown, after a streak punctuated by two fumbles. For the 49ers (3-3), quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw two six-point passes, but was also the victim of two thefts.

In brief:

Running back Saquon Barkley found the pay zone in the final two minutes of play and the New York Giants (5-1) defense held on to beat the Baltimore Ravens (3-3) on the score 24-20 at MetLife Stadium.

At the Superdome, the Cincinnati Bengals (3-3) scored nine points in the final four minutes of the game to defeat the La Nouvelle Saints (2-4) -Orléans 30 to 26.

At Lambeau Field, the New York Jets (4-2) caused some surprise by winning 27 to 10 over the Green Bay Packers.

At Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indianapolis Colts (3-2-1) signed a significant 34-27 victory over an opponent from the American South, namely the Jaguars (2-4) of Jacksonville.

The Minnesota Vikings (5-1) took advantage of a good start to d Defeat the Miami Dolphins (3-3) 24-16 at Hard Rock Stadium.