The Buccaneers (2-1) will face the Patriots (1-2) on Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET in Tom Brady’s first game towards his former staff at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The contest will likely be televised by NBC.
Brady, who’s in his twenty second NFL season, spent his first 20 years with New England, profitable six Super Bowls, three NFL MVP awards and being named a 14-time Pro Bowl choice. His partnership with Patriots coach Bill Belichick is taken into account one of many biggest in league historical past from a quarterback and coach perspective.
However, there was some obvious hostility in Brady’s departure from New England. Reports indicated Belichick wished to commerce Brady in 2017, and the 44-year-old had two members of his camp — his father, Tom Brady Sr., and coach, Alex Guerrero — converse out towards Belichick in current interviews.
However, Brady spoke extremely of his partnership with Belichick earlier than Sunday’s contest.
“We had a great relationship,” Brady said. “I think it was handled the right way. We handled everything as gracefully as we could. It was an amazing time and It was handled perfectly. I think everyone understood where we were at, with the people involved in the situation. Things worked out for the best for all of us, and we’re all trying to do the best we can do now.”
Patriots vs. Buccaneers rating
Patriots vs. Buccaneers live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
Live updates will begin round kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET.
10:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. New England has the lead once more at 14-13. Jones threw a 1-yard landing go to tight finish Jonnu Smith, ending a seven-play, 77-yard drive for the Patriots.
Third quarter: Tampa Bay 13, New England 7
New England solely had six performs within the third quarter, going three-and-out as soon as and punting on one other drive. Brady has accomplished 17-of-32 passes for 202 yards and 0 touchdowns. New England has 204 whole yards and 15 first downs.
10:39 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay retakes the lead at 13-7 following an eight-play, 52-yard drive, capped off by an eight-yard landing from Ronald Jones. 10:28 p.m.: New England fumbled on its first drive of the second half, although Tampa Bay then went three-and-out. It additionally went three-and-out on its first possession of the second half.
Second quarter: New England 7, Tampa Bay 6
The Patriots have a one-point lead at halftime regardless of trailing Tampa Bay in yards (227 to 129). Brady has accomplished 15-of-27 passes for 182 yards in his return. Jones has accomplished 15-of-20 passes for one landing and an interception.
9:53 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BUCCANEERS. Succop converts a 44-yard discipline objective with 13 seconds left within the second quarter. It ended an eight-play, 69-yard drive for Tampa Bay over a 1:36 span. The Buccaneers at the moment are 4-of-9 on third down within the game.
9:45 p.m.: New England’s five-play, 19-yard drive over a 3:05 span ended with a 44-yard punt to Tampa Bay’s five-yard line with 1:49 left within the second quarter.
9:35 p.m.: Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers is down on the sphere following a 12-yard completion. According to reports, he jogged off on his personal energy to the medical tent and is now working alongside the sideline. UPDATE: Meyers returned to the game, although working again Damien Harris was injured on the following play and went to the medical tent.
9:31 p.m.: Tampa Bay went 5 yards over a six-yard drive, persevering with its offensive struggles within the second quarter. The Buccaneers have simply 10 yards this era, and Brady has accomplished 11-of-20 passes whole. New England nonetheless leads, 7-3, with 4:54 left within the second quarter.
9:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. Jones finds tight finish Hunter Henry for an 11-yard landing, Henry’s first of the season. It capped off an 11-play, 74-yard drive for New England over an 8:28 span. New England leads, 7-3, with 8:28 left within the second quarter.
9:07 p.m.: Succop missed a 36-yard discipline objective following a 10-play, 48-yard drive from Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers superior to New England’s 18-yard line earlier than Brady threw consecutive incomplete passes. Tampa Bay nonetheless leads, 3-0.
First quarter: Tampa Bay 3, New England 0
Brady accomplished 9-of-16 passes for 104 yards within the first quarter. Tampa Bay leads New England in whole yards (148 to 32) and has seven first downs in comparison with the Patriots’ two. Jones accomplished 5-of-9 passes for 40 yards and one interception.
8:56 p.m.: Jones threw his fourth interception of the season, giving Tampa Bay the soccer again at its 34-yard line.
8:53 p.m.: FIELD GOAL BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay scores its first factors of the game with a 29-yard discipline objective from Ryan Succop. It capped off a 10-play, 71-yard drive for the Buccaneers over a 3:53 span. Tampa Bay leads, 3-0.
8:48 p.m.: With a 28-yard go to receiver Mike Evans, Brady handed former Saints quarterback Drew Brees with probably the most passing yards in NFL historical past (80,359).
8:40 p.m.: New England went three-and-out on its ensuing offensive possession. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones has accomplished 4-of-6 passes for 23 yards and has been sacked as soon as. Still no rating with 8:42 left within the first quarter.
8:31 p.m.: In Brady’s first drive towards his former staff, Tampa Bay went 34 yards over six performs in a 2:59 span. New England will take over at its 25-yard line following a muffed return from receiver Gunner Olszewski.
8:26 p.m.: New England went on a five-play, 12-yard drive to begin the game. It then punted 37 yards to Tampa Bay’s 11-yard line, establishing the Buccaneers’ first drive.
8:20 p.m.: Tampa Bay gained the toss and elected to defer.
Tom Brady’s return
Brady is making his first look towards the Patriots since he signed with the Buccaneers in March 2020. Here are among the highlights behind his return.
Patriots vs. Buccaneers begin time
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 3
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The Patriots-Buccaneers game is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will happen at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
How to observe ‘Sunday Night Football’
The Patriots vs. Buccaneers game will likely be broadcast on NBC with the conventional “Sunday Night Football” sales space calling the game. Al Michael would be the play-by-play broadcaster whereas Cris Collinsworth offers evaluation. Michele Tafoya will function the sideline reporter.
Drew Brees and Tony Dungy will even be part of the community’s game protection. They will host the pregame and halftime exhibits, and each ought to have some glorious tales about their battles with Brady and Belichick throughout their careers.
Streamers will have the ability to watch this contest by utilizing NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App, Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thur.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||Sept. 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||Oct. 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||Oct. 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||Nov. 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 14||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Nov. 21||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Nov. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec. 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||Dec. 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||Dec. 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||Dec. 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||Jan. 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|