Brady, Bucs rally to beat Pumas 30-24, secure NFC South

Tom Brady tossed for 432 yards and three long scores to Mike Evans, assisting the Tampa With baying Pirates secure their second consecutive NFC South title with a 30-24 dig out from a deficit prevail upon the Carolina Pumas on Sunday.

Evans got done with 10 gets for 207 yards, scoring on gatherings of 63, 57, and 30 yards and turning into the main player in NFL history to start a vocation with nine successive seasons with 1,000 or more yards getting.

The Jaguars (6-10) drove 14-0 early and 21-10 after Sam Darnold’s third TD pass of the day, 10 seconds into the final quarter.

It was all Bucs from that point, with Evans beating cornerback C.J. Henderson for scores two times and Darnold losing a mishandle on a sack inside his own 10. That turnover set up Brady’s 1-yard TD sneak, which put the game far off with 1:58 left.
The Bucs (8-8) can complete the standard season with a triumphant record by beating Atlanta out and about the following end of the week. As division champs, they are guaranteed of starting the end of the season games with a home game in about fourteen days.

The Pumas, who had won four of six to move once again into season finisher dispute subsequent to terminating mentor Matt Rhule and exchanging star running back Christian McCaffrey, might have secured their most memorable NFC South title beginning around 2015 by beating the Bucs and afterward succeeding at New Orleans.

Darnold tossed for 341 yards, three scores and one block attempt. He additionally lost two bungles while tumbling to 3-2 since turning into Carolina’s starter on Thanksgiving weekend.

Seven days in the wake of scrambling for 320 yards and three scores in a 37-23 triumph over Detroit, the Pumas rode Darnold’s arm to their mid 14-0 lead and were in finished control until Brady found Evans dashing up the right sideline for 63-yard catch-and-rush to get the Bucs rolling.

Two plays later, Darnold misused a snap in shotgun development and intensified the mix-up by whiffing when he attempted to get the ball, passing on linebacker Devin White to recuperate the bumble at the Carolina 13.

Ryan Succop’s 22-yard field objective managed Tampa Cove’s shortage to 14-10 not long before halftime, however the Bucs squandered a valuable chance to pull nearer — or potentially start to lead the pack — when a 90-yard drive slowed down inside the Jaguars 10 and Succop had a 26-yard field-objective endeavor hindered.

Darnold finished 23 of 37 passes with TDs of 17 yards to Tommy Shake, 24 yards to D.J. Moore and 19 yards to Shi Smith, the last putting Carolina up 21-10. The Pumas, in the mean time, scrambled for only 74 yards on 22 endeavors as D’Onta Foreman was restricted to 35 yards on 13 conveys.

RING OF HONOR
Resigned mentor Bruce Arians, who assisted select Brady prior to driving Tampa With baying to its subsequent Super Bowl title quite a while back, was enlisted into the Bucs’ honorable ring during a halftime function.

Arians is the furthest down the line expansion to a select gathering that incorporates Corridor of Famers Tony Dungy, Warren Sapp, Derrick Creeks, John Lynch and Lee Roy Selmon, as well as Ronde Hair stylist, Mike Alstott, Doug Williams, Jimmie Giles, John McKay, Paul Gruber, Monte Kiffin and Malcolm Glazer.

Wounds
Pumas: With CB Jaycee Horn sidelined by a messed up wrist, Keith Taylor began for Carolina.

Pirates: CB Carlton Davis (shoulder) and LB Carl Nassib (pectoral) were latent. Newbie RB Rachaad White left the game in the second from last quarter with what had all the earmarks of being a hand injury. He returned in the final quarter.

UP NEXT
Jaguars: Normal season finale at New Orleans next Sunday.

Pirates: At Atlanta one weekend from now.

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