Tom Brady made sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bounced back in style in Week 10 of the NFL season, while the Green Bay Packers survived a scare at Lambeau Field in Sunday’s early games.
Tampa Bay lost heavily to the New Orleans Saints last time out but were much improved against the Carolina Panthers, aided by a record-breaking touchdown from one of their running backs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars threatened an upset in Green Bay only to come up short, but the Detroit Lions found just enough time to squeeze out Washington 30-27 thanks to Matt Prater’s last-gasp field goal.
Elsewhere, there was a further twist in the NFC East and the Cleveland Browns battled their way to a narrow 10-7 win over the Houston Texans in a game delayed due to bad weather.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) November 15, 2020
BUCS BACK WITH A BANG
Brady endured an outing to forget against the Saints as the Bucs were beaten 38-3, tied for the franchise’s largest home loss.
However, the six-time Super Bowl champion responded to the setback by throwing for 341 yards and three touchdowns, as well as sneaking in for a score himself in a 46-23 triumph.
The game was tied at 17-17 at the half but the Panthers gave up a 98-yard touchdown run to Ronald Jones in the third quarter, the longest rushing score ever for Tampa Bay. Derrick Henry, Tony Dorsett and Ahman Green are the only other players to manage the same feat in the NFL.
Jones finished with 192 yards on the ground, tied fifth on the all-time list for the most in a game by a Buccaneer.
— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2020
RODGERS LEADS THE WAY
The Packers improved to 7-2 on the season, though it was anything but straightforward for them in a 24-20 triumph over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns, including a six-yard strike to Davante Adams that put Green Bay ahead in the fourth quarter. They still had to repel a late drive by the plucky Jaguars, who have now lost eight straight.
Quarterback Rodgers’ other TD pass was far more spectacular. He teamed up for a 78-yard play with receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling – his longest completion since 2014.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 15, 2020
EAGLES FLAWED IN NEW YORK
Astonishingly, the Eagles remain in first place in the NFC East despite slipping to 3-5-1. They boasted a 10-2 against the Giants in New York since 2008 going into the game but slipped to a 27-17 loss that leaves the division wide open.
Daniel Jones helped the home team record a second successive victory that moves them to 3-7.
The Giants had been 14-3 ahead at the midway stage and while Philadelphia fought back, a pair of Graham Gano field goals in the fourth quarter sealed the result.
Week 10 scores:
Cleveland Browns 10-7 Houston Texans
Detroit Lions 30-27 Washington Football Team
Green Bay Packers 24-20 Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Giants 27-17 Philadelphia Eagles
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 46-23 Carolina Panthers