Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought they could close an eight-point deficit late in the game, but their efforts fell short and they suffered a surprise 20-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Last in the North American Division, with just one win in five games this season, the Steelers inflicted the Bucs’ third loss of the season. Tampa Bay is now posting a .500 return.
Brady finished the game with 25 completions for 243 yards and a touchdown pass thrown. Chris Godwin was his go-to target in the game with six receptions and 95 yards.
“We didn’t deserve the win,” Brady said after his team lost for the third time in four weeks. I think we are all playing worse than what we are capable of.”
The seven-time Super Bowl champion let his teammates know. At one point, cameras caught Brady garlanding his offensive line which left the Steelers making Brady feel much more uncomfortable than usual.
“It’s all of us to blame,” Brady said. This is our whole attack. … Obviously, there’s no position that’s performing at an elite level right now. »
The Steelers managed to overshadow the loss of quarterback Kenny Pickett, who left the game after suffering a concussion in the third quarter, to race to victory. As a substitute, Mitch Trubisky completed nine passes for 144 yards and joined Chase Claypool for a touchdown.
Pittsburgh was the first team to score in the first quarter when Pickett joined Najee Harris on six yards for the major. It was Pickett’s first touchdown pass in the NFL.
Ryan Succop and Chris Boswell then traded a few field goals throughout the game to bring the score to 13-12 in favor of the Steelers with a quarter to play.
Then, Trubisky worked his magic by scouting Chase Claypool to increase the Steelers’ priority to eight points over the Buccaneers. Canadian Claypool scored his first touchdown of the campaign after a tough start to the season.
With less than five minutes left in the game, Leonard Fournette scored a touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Brady, but Tampa Bay missed the two-point conversion and was never able to close the remaining gap.
The Jets pay Rodgers and the Packers
The New York Jets’ stellar start to the season continued Sunday with a 27-10 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, who suffered a second straight loss.
The Jets haven’t made the playoffs since the 2010 season, the longest running drought of its kind in the National Football League.
The Packers (3-3) suffered back-to-back regular-season losses for the first time since Matt LaFleur took over as head coach in 2019.
Rodgers completed 26 of 41 pass attempts for 243 yards, but his efforts only led to one touchdown pass, which was thrown to Allen Lazard.
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The success of the Jets against the Packers was partly due to the performance of running back Breece Hall, who amassed 116 yards carrying the ball on 20 occasions. He also scored a touchdown.
After a field goal on either side in the second quarter, New York exploded with 14 points in the third quarter and another 10 points in the fourth quarter to outrun the Packers.
Braxton Berrios first gave the Jets a 10-3 lead with a 20-yard run for the major. Then moments later, Micheal Clemons blocked a Packers punt. The ball was recovered by Will Parks who scored the touchdown.
Late in the third quarter, Lazard accepted a 25-yard pass from Rodgers to cut the deficit to 17-10.
Hall rushed 34 yards in the fourth quarter to score a touchdown that put the Jets on the way to victory.
New York has now won its last three games, against the Steelers, Dolphins and Packers.