Tampa Bay came into its Week 10 matchup ready to bounce back against the Carolina Panthers and everything went according to plan.
The Panthers were able to compete for the first half, but the Bucs took over during the final 30:00 of the game, which eventually led to a 46-23 win.
Let’s check out the game’s biggest plays.
Colin Thomspon scores the first touchdown of the game —and of his career.
On the first touch of his career, as well. The Bucs forced the Panthers into a 4th and 3, but Carolina was able to convert. Then, the defense completely lost Thompson on this play and the end result was an early 7-0 deficit for the Bucs.
Someone actually bet Colin Thompson to score the first TD of the game.— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) November 15, 2020
The $15 bet pays out $1,515 pic.twitter.com/BsaaOB6EYT
The Bucs respond with a Cameron Brate touchdown
Tom Brady was sensational on this drive and the Bucs converted three third downs that involved Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Cameron Brate (who caught the touchdown) to tie the game back up, 7-7, late in the first quarter.
D.J. Moore bails out Teddy Bridgewater
Bridgewater launches a Hail Mary and Moore comes down with it for a 38-yard reception to put the Panthers at the TB24.
️ DJ Moore would like a word pic.twitter.com/Ep4jIN3xnj— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 15, 2020
And then Moore scores a touchdown
This guy has a good game every time he plays Tampa Bay. Just one play after his 28-yard catch, Moore takes the screen to the house to put the Panthers back up, 14-7.
Raise your hand if DJ Moore is on your bench today— PFF (@PFF) November 15, 2020
Mike Evans makes the best touchdown reception of his career (subjective)
This is truly remarkable. Both teams traded field goals and the Panthers led, 17-10, but this amazing grab from Evans tied the game at 17.
Jones sets a new franchise record with a 98-yard touchdown run
Tampa Bay managed a field goal on its first drive of the second half, but Jones broke things open —while simultaneously making up for his fumble on the opening-drive— as he ran 98 yards for the touchdown to put the Bucs up, 26-17. The PAT was blocked.
Jason Pierre-Paul gets his first interception of the season
And the third of his career. He almost picked off Drew Brees last week, but finishes the job this week against Bridgewater.
Tom Brady scores his third rushing touchdown of the year
The Panthers tried a fake punt, but Just Watson shut that down, which led to another field goal for the Bucs. Later on, Antonio Brown had two huge third down receptions that eventually led to the Bucs’ fourth touchdown —which was a Brady keeper— of the game to put the Bucs up, 39-23.
Rob Gronkowski puts the game on ice
The future Hall of Fame tight end was wide open and this would be the deciding factor in the Bucs’ 46-23 win.