NFL: Tampa Bay tears apart the Giants to avoid a three-game skid!
Tampa, Florida - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got back into the win column at home, making easy work of the New York Giants to close out Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season on Monday night.
The Bucs beat the Giants 30-10, avoiding a three-game losing streak, but handing NY their second loss in three games.
After two surprising losses to both the Saints and WFT respectively, the last thing the defending Super Bowl champs needed was a third loss in a row.
Tampa got back to their brand of football, making an example of the Giants in the process.
The Bucs never trailed in this game and a score of 10-10 was as close as it got, as both teams traded points back-and-forth throughout the first half.
But once Tampa scored a touchdown to go up 17-10 before halftime, the Giants had started to fold.
The second half featured 13 unanswered points by the Bucs, complimented by their defense completely shutting down any chance of a NY comeback.
The player spotlight
The ageless wonder that is Tom Brady (44) was on full display yet again for the Bucs as they easily cruised to victory Monday night.
He was as focused as could be against the Giants, completing his first 10 consecutive pass attempts to start the game.
Brady also once again added another entry into the record books by becoming the all-time leading quarterback in NFL history for the most seasons with 3,000+ passing yards (19).
He finished the night with 30-for-46 passing, 307 yards, and two touchdowns.
The big picture
The Bucs played very well at home as usual, where they’ve been a perfect 5-0 so far this season.
But with seven games remaining in the regular season, four of those games are on the road, where their win-loss record is a shoddy 2-3.
Now that they’ve gotten back to their winning ways, they’ll hope to carry that momentum with them for two straight road games coming up, starting this weekend.
The Bucs (7-3) will head to Indianapolis to take on the Colts (6-5) on Sunday, while the Giants (3-7) will be back at home to host the Eagles (5-6).
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