Tom Brady shrugs off thumb damage to throw two touchdowns in Bucs win over Eagles
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback threw two landing passes and added one other 297 yards to his tally in a 28-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, regardless of having his thumb taped.
“I really feel nice,” Brady mentioned afterwards. “Superior.”
Each of the 44-year-old’s landing passes got here earlier than the break — to Antonio Brown and O.J Howard — firing the Buccaneers right into a 21-7 lead at halftime.
The Eagles threatened a late comeback as quarterback Jalen Hurts rushed for 2 TDs, however the Bucs survived the scare to make it three wins in a row for the defending Tremendous Bowl champions and transfer to 5-1 on the season.
Having misplaced three-time All-Professional cornerback Richard Sherman to a hamstring damage through the first quarter, including to a proliferating damage record, Brady and the Bucs will relish the break earlier than their week seven recreation towards the Chicago Bears on October 24.
“It was a superb win,” Brady mentioned.
“It is robust to win on the highway. Clearly, we did not play our greatest, so we have to get again to work. We have got a superb little break right here — use it and get again to work.”
‘Common Season Lenny’?
Brady heaped reward on his operating again, Leonard Fournette, who ran for 81 yards, caught six passes for 46 yards and scored two touchdowns.
“He is an ideal again,” Brady mentioned. “Large, robust, catches it, runs, blocks, does all the things for us — so nice to have him in there.
“When he is rolling, it is robust to cease us,” Brady added.
Fournette, who signed for the Bucs final season, has began the season in sturdy type. Having already rushed for 332 yards within the first six weeks of the season, Fournette is already simply 35 yards wanting matching his dashing tally from his 13 video games final season.
The 26-year-old was fondly given the nickname ‘Playoff Lenny’ after he burst into life through the Buccaneers’ playoff run following an inconsistent 12 months. Now settled in Florida, this season he appears decided to change into ‘Common Season Lenny.’
“Having that 12 months below my belt, it makes a giant distinction,” Fournette mentioned after the sport.
“Particularly enjoying with my guys for a 12 months — trusting them, them trusting me … the belief and accountability is there on either side.
“The sky is the restrict for me.”
In the meantime, the Eagles will look to bounce again and sq. up their 2-3 season document once they face the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 7.
Wealthy Bisaccia, the Raiders’ former particular groups coordinator and assistant head coach, has been appointed interim head coach.