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Highlights from the Bucs’ Week 8 win over the Giants

It wasn’t easy, but the Bucs are officially 6-2 for the first time since 2002.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New York Giants Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

It wasn’t easy, but the Bucs are officially 6-2 after their 25-23 win over the Giants.

Let’s dive in to the highlight’s from this week’s win.

The Giants pull off a pretty awesome trick play and 3rd and long

The Bucs drove down and scored a field goal on their opening drive to go up 3-0. A holding call forced New York into a 3rd and 11 on the subsequent drive, but a nifty trick play allowed the Giants to get the conversion and keep things moving.

Ronald Jones II fumbles the ball (I think?)

This was a weird play. But no matter how you feel about it, the end result was Jones’ first fumble in 136 carries and it gave the Giants the ball at the TB12.

Dion Lewis makes an incredible catch

What a play. That’s all. The Giants led, 7-3, after this play.

Devin White knocks the Giants out of field goal range

It’s safe to say that things weren’t going the Bucs’ way early on. The Giants started with the ball at their own 4, but quickly found themselves in field goal range. White’s sack on 3rd and 7 changed that, however.

Wayne Gallman Jr. puts the Giants up by two scores before halftime

Gallman capped off a 10-play, 77-yard drive with his second rushing touchdown of the season to put the Giants up, 14-3, with under two minutes left in the first half.

Carlton Davis III nabs his fourth interception of the year

The Giants opened the second half with the ball and points on their minds, but Daniel Jones makes a terrible decision that leads to Davis’ fourth pick of the season. This is bad. Like, really bad.

Brady finds Rob Gronkowski in the end zone for the third week in a row

I think you can officially say the connection is back. Tampa Bay hit a field goal before this touchdown and led, 15-14, after Gronk’s third touchdown reception of the year.

Evan Engram puts the Giants back in the lead

It wasn’t a touchdown, but Engram makes a clutch catch that moves the Giants into field goal range. Graham Gano would eventually hit his kick and put the Giants up, 17-15, with seconds left in the third quarter.

Sean Murphy-Bunting comes up with a clutch interception

It all started with pressure from Barrett, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Rakeem Nunez-Roches. It ended with SMB’s first interception of 2020.

Tyler Johnson makes yet another huge play

This reception came after a holding call put the Bucs in a 1st and 20 situation. Johnson does an incredible job of holding on to the ball after Logan Ryan’s big hit.

Which leads to this incredible touchdown catch by Mike Evans

First came Lewis, then came Evans. This play couldn’t have come at a better time. Evans makes the grab and then Ryan Succop hits the extra point to put the Bucs up, 22-17, with about 9:00 left in the game.

Darius Slayton keeps the Giants’ hopes alive

Succop drilled his fourth field goal fo the game to give the Bucs a 25-17 lead with a few minutes left to play. The Giants had no timeouts and faced a 4th and 5 with around 2:50 to play, meaning if they didn’t get the first down, it would be game over. Jones evades pressure and finds Slayton, who makes an incredible play to keep the Giants in the game.

Golden Tate makes it a game

This play was made possible by a huge 19-yard Sterling Shepard reception on 4th and 16, but I couldn’t find the footage, unfortunately. Regardless, Jones saves his best throw of the game —and possibly the season— for when it mattered most. Tate comes down with the catch to pull the Giants within two points.

Antoine Winfield Jr. shuts the door on the Giants

There’s a reason this kid was as heralded as he was coming out of the draft. AWjr shows off his awareness and closing speed as he keeps the game from going to overtime and officially shuts the door on the Giants.

The Bucs would recover the ensuing onside kick and go on to win, 25-23.