Patriots vs. Buccaneers live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Sunday Night Football’ game


The Buccaneers (2-1) face the Patriots (1-2) on Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET in Tom Brady’s opener against his former team at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The contest will be televised by NBC.

Brady, who is in his 22nd NFL season, spent his first 20 years with New England, winning six Super Bowls, three NFL MVP awards and being named a Pro Bowl selection 14 times. His partnership with Patriots coach Bill Belichick is considered one of the greatest in league history from a quarterback and coach perspective.

However, there was some apparent hostility in Brady’s departure from New England. Reports indicated that Belichick wanted to trade Brady in 2017, and the 44-year-old had two members of his camp – his father, Tom Brady Sr., and trainer, Alex guerrero – denounce Belichick in recent interviews.

However, Brady praised his partnership with Belichick ahead of Sunday’s contest.

“We had a great relationship,” Brady noted. “I think it was handled the right way. We handled everything as graciously as possible. It was an amazing time and it was handled perfectly. I think everyone understood where we were, with the people. involved in the situation. Things have worked out for the best for all of us, and we are all trying to do our best now. ”

Sporting News follows live score updates and highlights of the Patriots vs Buccaneers on “Sunday Night Football”. Follow the full results of Tom Brady’s return to New England below.

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Patriots score vs. Buccaneers

T1 T2 T3 T4 Total
Patriots 0 7 0
Buccaneers 3 3 7

Patriots vs. Buccaneers Live Updates, ‘Sunday Night Football’ Highlights

Live updates will begin around kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET.

11:28 p.m .: FIELD GOAL BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay responds with a 48-yard field goal with 1:57 left in the fourth quarter, taking a 19-17 lead with 1:57 to go.

11:14 p.m .: FIELD GOAL PATRIOTS. New England regained the lead, 17-14, with 4:34 left in the fourth quarter. It was an eight-play, 66-yard practice for New England, which leads 17-16 with 4:34 left in the fourth quarter.

11:07 p.m .: FIELD GOAL BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay advanced to the New England six-yard line, but couldn’t score a touchdown. The Buccaneers are now 1 in 4 on red zone attempts. Tampa Bay leads 16-14 with 7:58 left in the fourth quarter.

10:50 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. New England leads again at 14-13. Jones threw a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jonnu Smith, ending a seven-play, 77-yard practice for the Patriots.

Third Quarter: Tampa Bay 13, New England 7

New England had just six games in the third quarter, with three strikeouts and another punt. Brady completed 17 of 32 passes for 202 yards and no touchdowns. New England has 204 total yards and 15 first downs.

10:39 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay regains the lead at 13-7 following a 52-yard eight-game drive topped off by an eight-yard touchdown from Ronald Jones. 22:28: New England fumbled in their first practice of the second half, although Tampa Bay went on to have three goals. He also went three-and-out on his first possession in the second half.

Second quarter: New England 7, Tampa Bay 6

The Patriots have a one point lead at halftime despite Tampa Bay behind in yards (227 to 129). Brady completed 15 of 27 passes for 182 yards on his return. Jones completed 15 of 20 passes for a touchdown and an interception.

9:53 p.m .: PURPOSE OF BUCCANEERS LAND. Succop converted a 44-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in the second quarter. That ended an eight-play, 69-yard run for Tampa Bay in a span of 1:36. The Buccaneers are now 4 of 9 for third in the game.

9.45 p.m .: New England’s five-play, 19-yard run of 3:05 ended with a 44-yard punt at the Tampa Bay five-yard line with 1:49 left in the second quarter .

9:35 p.m .: Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is on the field after completing 12 yards. According to reports, he ran on his own to the medical tent and is now running along the sideline. UPDATE: Meyers returned to the game, although running back Damien Harris was injured the next game and made his way to the medical tent.

9:31 p.m .: Tampa Bay traveled five yards on a six-yard drive, continuing their offensive struggles in the second quarter. The Buccaneers are just 10 yards this period and Brady has completed 11 of 20 passes overall. New England still leads, 7-3, with 4:54 left in the second quarter.

9:21 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. Jones finds tight end Hunter Henry for an 11-yard touchdown, the first of the season for Henry. He capped an 11-play, 74-yard run for New England in 8:28. New England leads, 7-3, with 8:28 remaining in the second quarter.

9:07 p.m .: Succop missed a 36-yard field goal following a 10-play, 48-yard drive from Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers hit the New England 18-yard line before Brady threw back-to-back incomplete passes. Tampa Bay still leads 3-0.

First Quarter: Tampa Bay 3, New England 0

Brady completed 9 of 16 passes for 104 yards in the first quarter. Tampa Bay leads New England in total yards (148-32) and has seven first downs over both of the Patriots. Jones completed 5 of 9 passes for 40 yards and an interception.

8:56 p.m .: Jones threw his fourth interception of the season, giving Tampa Bay the ball at his 34-yard line.

8:53 p.m .: FIELD GOAL BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay scores his first points of the game with a 29-yard field goal from Ryan Succop. He capped a 10-play, 71-yard run for the Buccaneers with a span of 3:53. Tampa Bay leads, 3-0.

8:48 p.m .: With a 28-yard pass to receiver Mike Evans, Brady passed former Saints quarterback Drew Brees with the most passing yards in NFL history (80,359).

8:40 p.m .: New England scored three goals on their ensuing attacking possession. Rookie QB Mac Jones completed 4 of 6 passes for 23 yards and was sacked once. Still no score with 8:42 to go in the first quarter.

8:31 p.m .: In Brady’s first practice against his former team, Tampa Bay totaled 34 yards on six games in 2:59. New England will take over at its 25-yard line following a missed return from wide receiver Gunner Olszewski.

8:26 p.m .: New England ran a five-game, 12-yard run to start the game. He then kicked 37 yards to the Tampa Bay 11-yard line, setting up the Buccaneers’ first practice.

8:20 p.m .: Tampa Bay won the toss and chose to postpone.

The return of Tom Brady

Brady is making his first appearance against the Patriots since signing with the Buccaneers in March 2020. Here are some of the highlights of his return.

Patriots start time vs. Buccaneers

  • Dated: Sunday October 3
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

The Patriots-Buccaneers game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The match will take place at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’

The Patriots vs. Buccaneers will air on NBC with the normal “Sunday Night Football” booth calling the game. Al Michael will be the play-by-play broadcaster while Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will serve as key journalist.

Drew Brees and Tony Dungy will also be part of the network’s gaming coverage. They’ll host the pre-game and halftime shows, and both should have some great stories of their battles with Brady and Belichick over the course of their careers.

Streamers will be able to watch this contest using NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

2021 Sunday Night Football Program

The week Dated Match
1 September 9 (Thu) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
September 12 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
2 September 19 Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3 September 26 San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4 October 3 New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 October 10 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6 17 october Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7 24 october San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8 October 31 Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9 November 7 Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
ten 14 november Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
11 21 November Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 28 november Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13 December 5 Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14 December 12 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
15 December 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
16 December 26 Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17 January 2 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18 January 9 To be determined


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