Tom Brady and the Bucs BLOW a 17-0 lead as the Cincinnati Bengals score an unanswered 27 points en route to a 34-23 comeback win and pile more misery on leaders NFC South
Joe Burrow threw four touchdown passes to help the visiting Cincinnati Bengals overcome a 17-point deficit and claim a 34-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and tight end Mitchell Wilcox each landed a touchdown pass from Burrow, who completed 27 of 39 passes for 200 yards. Chase finished with seven catches for 60 yards.
The Bengals (10-4) forced four second-half turnovers to help them overcome an early 17-0 hole and record their sixth straight win. AFC North-leading Cincinnati is one game ahead of Baltimore (9-5), which lost a 13-3 decision to Cleveland on Saturday.
Tyler Boyd’s touchdown catch gave the Bengals the lead and they wouldn’t give up that lead
Tom Brady completed 30 of 44 passes for 312 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Buccaneers (6-8), who have lost three of their last four games. Russell Gage had two touchdown receptions and Chris Godwin had the other.
Tampa Bay opened up a 17-0 lead before Evan McPherson cornered field goals around former Bengal Giovani Bernard’s sloppy snap in punt formation to cut the deficit.
Tre Flowers intercepted Brady on the ensuing possession, and Cincinnati took advantage of Lavonte David’s holding penalty on fourth down to continue driving.
Burrow found Higgins along the end zone back line to shoot within five, however, the Bengals were unable to convert the two-point attempt.
A Ja’Marr Chase touchdown catch helped extend Cincinnati’s lead to fourth
Tom Brady made several errors, including two interceptions and two fumbles on Sunday
Joseph Ossai recovered a fumble after Brady was sacked by Logan Wilson, giving Cincinnati the ball at the Tampa Bay 13-yard line. Burrow joined Boyd on a 3-yard pass just five plays later, and the Bengals made the two-point conversion to take a 20-17 lead.
Chase landed an 8-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter and Wilcox sealed the victory with a 12-yard score with 2:21 left.
Ryan Succop drilled a 21-yard field goal to open the scoring midway through the first quarter before Gage caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Brady in the corner of the end zone early in the second quarter.
Tampa Bay used another double-digit play on their next possession, with Godwin reeling from a pass near the goal line before diving into the end zone.
Despite the loss, Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still lead the chaotic NFC South
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