National Football League
Tampa Bay 28, Philadelphia 22
When: 8:20 PM ET, Thursday, October 14, 2021
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 70°
Head Official: Clay Martin
Attendance: 69796

Tom Brady passed for two touchdowns and Leonard Fournette rushed for two as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers notched a 28-22 victory over the host Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.

Antonio Brown (nine receptions, 93 yards) and O.J. Howard caught scoring passes while Fournette rushed for 81 yards on 22 carries and caught six passes for 46 yards to pace Tampa Bay (5-1). Jamel Dean recorded an interception as the Buccaneers won their third straight game.

Brady didn't appear to be hampered by his sore passing thumb as he completed 34 of 42 tosses for 297 yards. However, his franchise record of 227 passes without an interception came to an end when Philadelphia's Anthony Harris picked him off late in the first half.

Jalen Hurts rushed for two touchdowns and passed for one for the Eagles (2-4), who lost for the fourth time in five games. Zach Ertz caught a touchdown pass and Alex Singleton racked up 15 tackles.

Hurts completed 12 of 26 passes for 115 yards and one interception. He also rushed for 44 yards.

Philadelphia had just 99 total yards through three quarters and finished with 213. The Buccaneers gained 399 yards and had 27 first downs to 16 for the Eagles.

Philadelphia moved within 28-22 as Hurts scored on a 1-yard run and followed with a two-point conversion pass to Quez Watkins with 5:54 left.

However, the Eagles never saw the ball again. Brady connected with Brown on a key 27-yard, third-down completion and he later got a first down on a third-down quarterback sneak, allowing the Buccaneers to run out the clock.

Tampa Bay scored on its first possession when Brady tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Howard.

The Eagles knotted the score on Hurts' 5-yard pass to Ertz with 6:01 left in the opening quarter. Tampa Bay went back ahead when Brady connected with Brown on a 23-yard scoring pass with 33 seconds left in the first period.

Fournette scored on a 2-yard run with 1:56 left in the half as the Buccaneers took a 21-7 lead into the break.

Fournette scored from the 1 to make it a 21-point margin with 5:47 left in the third quarter. Hurts scrambled in from the 6 as the Eagles trimmed their deficit to 28-14 with 2:15 left in the stanza.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Tampa Bay   Philadelphia
Leonard Fournette Player Miles Sanders
22 Attempts 9
81 Yards 56
3.7 Avg Yards 6.2
2 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 23
Tampa Bay   Philadelphia
Antonio Brown Player Quez Watkins
9 Receptions 3
93 Yards 44
10.3 Avg Yards 14.7
1 Touchdowns 0
27 Long 24
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Tampa Bay 399 102 297 4 0 1 2.0 0
Philadelphia 213 100 113 3 0 1 0.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Las Vegas. The Eagles have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.