By JOSH DUBOW, AP Professional Soccer Author
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Brady threw 4 landing passes to maneuver previous Drew Brees for probably the most in NFL historical past and ran for one more to steer the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 45-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.
Brady related with Rob Gronkowski within the second quarter and on a wonderfully positioned 33-yarder to Scotty Miller later within the first half. He then helped seal the sport with the throw to Chris Godwin that put the Bucs (5-2) up 31-20 over the Raiders (3-3) halfway via the fourth quarter.
Brady added a fourth to rookie Tyler Johnson with 3:08 to play to provide him 559 in his profession, passing Brees for probably the most ever. Brees threw two earlier within the day for New Orleans.
The 4-yard cross to Godwin was a part of a key stretch when it appeared the Raiders had been in place for a comeback after reducing the deficit to 24-17 on Derek Carr’s second TD cross of the sport.
The Raiders then obtained a cease and had been driving for the potential tying rating earlier than developing 1 yard wanting a primary down on a third-and-Four cross to Darren Waller. Coach Jon Gruden opted for a discipline objective to make it 24-20.
Brady then engineered one other TD drive to make it an 11-point recreation and the Bucs put it away when Carr threw an interception on Las Vegas’ subsequent play to arrange Ronald Jones’ 1-yard run.
Brady completed 33 for 45 for 369 yards, whereas additionally working for Tampa Bay’s first rating on a 1-yard sneak within the first quarter.
Carr went 24 for 36 for 284 yards, two TDs and one interception because the Raiders had been unable to construct on a giant win at Kansas Metropolis earlier than the bye.
On successive performs on a drive within the third quarter, the Bucs had an interception by Mike Edwards and a sack by Ndamukong Suh worn out on penalties by Shaq Barrett and Sean Murphy Bunting. Carr then related on a 44-yard cross to Nelson Agholor to arrange a 1-yard TD cross to Waller that reduce Tampa Bay’s result in 24-17.
Raiders offensive lineman Gabe Jackson was ejected after the TD for apparently throwing a punch throughout a scrum after the play. Jackson was certainly one of 4 Raiders offensive linemen who missed most of follow this week for having “excessive threat” contact with teammate Trent Brown after he examined constructive for the coronavirus. The 4 had been cleared to return simply hours earlier than kickoff.
Carr appeared for his favourite goal on the opening drive, connecting on a 28-yard cross to Agholor after which a 21-yard TD. That made Carr 12 for 13 for 234 yards and 4 TDs with an ideal 158.Three passer score when throwing to Agholor. It additionally gave the Raiders their first opening drive TD since Week 16 of final season vs. the Chargers.
Brady related with Gronkowski for the second straight week with a 5-yard TD cross within the second quarter. That’s the 92nd time these two teamed up on a TD cross within the common season or playoffs, tying the duo of Steve Younger and Jerry Rice for the second most ever. Solely Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison have extra with 114.
Buccaneers: CB Carlton Davis left within the second half with a chest damage, however returned to the sport.
Raiders: T Sam Younger left with a knee damage within the second quarter and did not return.
Buccaneers: Go to the Giants on Monday, Nov. 2
Raiders: Go to Cleveland on Sunday.
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