Quarterback Tom Brady had his best game since wearing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform, which saw his team defeat the Broncos 28-10 on Sunday in Denver.
The Florida team thus obtained a second consecutive win, while the local club have still not experienced the happiness of victory in 2020.
The 43-year-old veteran completed 25 of his 38 attempted passes for gains of 297 yards. He also found three of his sidekicks for touchdowns, a first for him among the “Bucs”.
Mike Evans was targeted twice for majors, while Chris Godwin was the other player to catch an assist for six points.
Unlike the first two games of the season, tight end Rob Gronkowski has been used a lot more. He was shot seven times and made six catches for 48 yards.
The other Buccaneers points came from Ryan Succop's leg (twice) and via a safety touchdown from Saquil Barrett.
For their part, the Broncos had to make do without their number 1 quarterback, Drew Lock, who injured his shoulder last week. Jeff Driskel and Brett Rypien therefore had the chance to show off behind the center. They managed 56% and 88% of their passes, respectively. The former landed a touchdown pass and both were the victims of theft.
The Colts defense is having fun
In Indianapolis, the Colts' defensive unit scored two touchdowns and secured a safety touchdown in a landslide 36-7 victory over the New York Jets.
It was the first time since the 2017 season that a defense has achieved such a feat.
It was Xavier Rhodes and TJ Carrie who scored the majors, as they intercepted runs from quarterback Sam Darnold. The latter only amassed 168 yards, suffered three thefts and was knocked to the ground twice.
As for the Colts' offense, Philip Rivers completed 17 of his 21 attempted passes for gains of 217 yards and a touchdown. It was the 38-year-old veteran's 400th touchdown pass.
A first gain since October 2019
In Arizona, the Detroit Lions earned their first victory in 11 months, as they beat the Cardinals 26-23.
Michigan's last victory was on October 27, 2019 against the New York Giants.
In today's matchup, it was a 35-yard field goal from Matt Prater that made the difference in the dying seconds of the game. This was the fourth time he has placed the ball between the rods.
The winners' other points were produced by quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw two assists into the net.
Among the “Cards”, the pivot Kyler Murray also launched two stints for majors, but he was also the victim of two interceptions. It was wide receiver Andy Isabella who caught both of his passes for touchdowns.
The Carolina Panthers netted their first win in 2020, defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 21-16. Kicker Joey Slye stood out in the win with five field goals.