The Buffalo Bills went to Raymond James Stadium to take on the defending Super Bowl Champions in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The game looked as if it was over early with the Bills trailing 23-3 but would make a comeback to force the game into overtime. It would be the Buccaneers who would win 33-27.
The Bills’ defense came out playing with aggression as there was a botched snap and they got Tom Brady on a 14-yard loss and forced a three-and-out. The Buccaneers’ defense would force the Bills to punt on their first drive as well, and the Buccaneers would respond with the first touchdown of the game off a Leonard Fournette 47-yard touchdown.
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The Bills put their first points on the board with a Tyler Bass 21-yard field goal with 9:28 left in the second quarter. They put together a good drive that went 72-yards between Josh Allen throwing and rushing the ball but could not capitalize for a touchdown.
The next drive for the Buccaneers would end with Brady throwing a touchdown to Mike Evans for 13-yards to end a seven-play drive. The drive started with a big pass from Brady to Chris Godwin for 23-yards, and as the Bills thought they had a third-down stop there was a pass interference penalty on Dane Jackson to keep the drive alive.
The third touchdown of the day for the Buccaneers was set up by a 20-yard pass to Evans to put them at the Bills 2-yard line. From there it would be Brady who ran it in for the score with a sneak.
On the Bills’ second offensive drive of the third quarter, they would establish an 81-yard drive that would result in their first touchdown of the day. The touchdown would come with Allen running the ball in himself for an 18-yard touchdown.
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To start the fourth quarter, Allen would run for 23-yards, the play after would result in Allen finding Dawson Knox for a 15-yard touchdown. After forcing a three-and-out, Allen, dealing with an ankle injury, led the offense on a nine-play 46-yard touchdown drive with a pass to Gabriel Davis.
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The Bills would make an effort in a comeback by sending the game to overtime, but the Bills could not capitalize and Brady would throw the game-winning touchdown.
Despite the loss, it would be the Allen show for the Bills. He finished the day completing 36-of-54 passes for 308 yards and rushed the ball 12 times for 109 yards and a touchdown.
After the New England Patriots loss, and now this loss to the Buccaneers the Bills are 7-6 looking to get back in the win column. They will look to do so at home next Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, the Buccaneers on the other hand improve to 10-3 and will get set to welcome the New Orleans Saints to town.
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