Winning for the primary time in almost a month was a reduction for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who now face the problem of discovering a means to regain their mojo on the road.
The Super Bowl champions are 5-0 at house this season in contrast to 2-3 away from Raymond James Stadium, the place they haven’t misplaced a recreation since final Thanksgiving weekend. They completed final season on an eight-game profitable streak that included three road playoff wins.
Tom Brady averted his first three-game shedding streak since 2002 by rebounding from turning over the ball 5 occasions in losses to New Orleans and Washington to throwing for 307 yards and two touchdowns in opposition to the Giants. That boosted his season totals to 3,177 yards passing and a league-leading 29 TDs.
WHAT NEEDS HELP
The Bucs proceed to lead the league in passing offense. But Brady might use extra assist from the operating recreation. Leonard Fournette gained 35 yards on 10 makes an attempt and Ronald Jones contributed 33 yards on eight makes an attempt. The crew rushed for 94 total, however 10-yard runs by Brady and receiver Mike Evans accounted for a giant chunk of that.
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting was activated from injured reserve after being sidelined since Week 1 with a dislocated elbow. He performed nicely sufficient in opposition to the Giants to envision the secondary evolving as a power once more as soon as Carlton Davis returns from a quadriceps harm.
“He played really well,” Arians mentioned. “He used his arm, punched the ball out with that hand (and) created a fumble, so I think he should have a ton of confidence going into this week.”
Guard Ali Marpet (indirect) was injured Monday night time. His standing is unsure, nevertheless, shedding him could be a giant blow for the offensive line, which has completed a great job defending Brady. Backup Aaron Stinnie crammed in in opposition to the Giants.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) and defensive sort out Vita Vea (knee) had been inactive in opposition to the Giants, though it seems like Vea could find a way to return to the lineup this week.
“Vita should be ready to go. He was real, real close,” Arians mentioned. “With not having any practice last week, I didn’t really want to put him out there.”
29 — the variety of days between Tampa Bay’s previous two victories.
The Bucs will attempt to cool off the Colts, who’ve gained 5 of six and are coming off a lopsided road victory over the Buffalo Bills.
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