Bizarre Brady trick play flops in Bucs win; fuming coach blows up at blunder — NFL Wrap

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Bizarre Brady trick play flops in Bucs win; fuming coach blows up at blunder — NFL Wrap

Tom Brady’s Buccaneers claimed a crucial win even after a bizarre tricky play backfired against the Seahawks while there was chaos when two Super Bowl contenders clashed.

Plus — the Giants’ coach was fired-up over a key blunder from his team in a tense 24-16 win over the Texans.

Read on for a full NFL wrap!

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BIZARRE BRADY TRICK PLAY AS BUCS SURVIVE LATE SEAHAWKS SCARE

Tom Brady’s attempt at wide receiver didn’t go as planned Sunday.

During the third quarter of the Buccaneers-Seahawks game in Munich, Germany, Tampa Bay called for a trick play that ended in disastrous fashion when Brady slipped on the field while trying to catch the ball from running back-turned-quarterback Leonard Fournette, resulting in a Seahawks interception.

To make matters worse, Brady was called for tripping against Seattle cornerback Tariq Woolen, who got tangled up in the quarterback’s legs when making the catch off Fournette’s pass.

Despite the unexpected turn of events, the Buccaneers held on to defeat the Seahawks, 21-16, in the NFL’s first regular-season game in Germany.

Brady connected with wide receiver Julio Jones for a 31-yard touchdown earlier in the game. Fournette — whose game-day status was previously up in the air over a passport issue — also recorded a touchdown before leaving the game with a hip injury. Brady later added a touchdown to Chris Godwin and finished 22-for-29 with 258 yards and an interception.

The Buccaneers have now won two straight games following their last-second 16-13 victory over the Super Bowl champion Rams last week.

Tom Brady and the Bucs escaped with the win. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Tampa Bay is currently 5-5 on the season and sits atop the NFC South standings.

“At the end of the game with them singing Country Roads… that was pretty epic,” Brady told the post-match press conference, with the seven-time Super Bowl winner saying “that was one of the great football experiences I’ve ever had.”

“The fan turnout was incredible. It felt electric from the time we took the field.”

New York Post

DABOLLS BLOWS UP OVER BLUNDER AS GIANTS WIN

Giants head coach Brian Daboll was not happy with a first-half blunder on Sunday.

Daboll laid into Giants offensive lineman Jack Anderson after he committed a false start penalty at the start of the second quarter of the team’s game against the Texans.

Down and distance were almost certainly a factor in Daboll’s outburst. The Giants, up 7-0 at the time, faced a 4th-and-1 from the Texans’ 36 yard-line and the Giants kept the offence out on the field. The false start pushed them back into a 4th-and-6 and they sent the punt team out.

Keeping the drive going could have resulted in more points for the Giants, but they were forced to punt as a field-goal attempt became too big of a risk.

Fortunately for Anderson, the Texans only turned that possession into a field goal and toward the end of the third quarter, the Giants led 21-10 after touchdowns by Darius Slayton and Saquon Barkley.

Barkley is having one of his best games in the NFL, rushing for 127 yards on 29 carries and a touchdown as of early in the fourth quarter. Barkley also had an 8-yard catch.

The Giants are looking to go to 7-2 this week, which would be their best start since 2008, when they began the season 11-1 before finishing 12-4. They would eventually lose to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round that season.

New York Post

VIKINGS STUN BILLS IN CHAOTIC COMEBACK

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Buffalo Bills 33-30 in overtime after an epic clash on Sunday between two of the hottest teams in the NFL.

After a game that featured several dizzying swings of direction in an extraordinary end to the fourth quarter, the Vikings had to settle for a field goal to open overtime.

But Bills quarterback Josh Allen then threw an interception to hand the game to the visitors, who moved to 8-1 with a statement victory.

The result saw the Bills fall to 6-3 and lose top spot in the AFC East to the Miami Dolphins (7-3) who beat the Cleveland Browns 39-17.

The Vikings have made a habit of comeback wins this season and they were inches away from doing so in the fourth quarter.

Minnesota had trailed 27-10 in the third but rallied thanks to an 81 yard touchdown run from Dalvin Cook.

Dalvin Cook broke off for a big touchdown. (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

C.J. Ham’s three yard rush at the start of the fourth shifted the momentum further to the Vikings but Greg Joseph’s point after kick struck the post leaving the Vikings needing a touchdown to win.

Cousins then led Minnesota down the field, helped by two superb catches from receiver Justin Jefferson, including a remarkable leap for a 32 yard catch to keep the drive alive on fourth down.

The Vikings thought they had the touchdown when Cousins again found Jefferson but the officials reversed their decision after a review ruling the receiver had not broken the plane of the goal line.

On fourth and goal, Cousins then looked to Cook who dropped the pass but a flag on the play allowed the Vikings quarterback a second chance.

This time Cousins went for a quarterback sneak but fell just short and it seemed that somehow the Bills had survived.

But there was another twist in the tale as Allen fumbled a poor snap and Eric Kendricks recovered the ball for a touchdown that put the Vikings three up with 41 seconds left on the clock.

Josh Allen came up with a crucial mistake late in the game. Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images/AFPSource: AFP

Allen led a five play, 69 yard drive that ended with a Tyler Bass field goal that forced the game into overtime.

Joseph’s overtime field goal left the Bills with the chance to win the game with a touchdown, but on second and 10 at the Minnesota 20 yard line, Allen forced a pass towards Gabe Davis and Patrick Peterson grabbed the game winning interception.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa again impressed for Miami, throwing for 285 yards and three touchdowns as the Dolphins took full advantage of the Bills’ loss.

Dolphins running back Jeff Wilson Jr, who Miami traded a fifth round pick for to bring from the San Francisco 49ers, rushed for 119 yards on 17 carries, including a 20 yard touchdown run to complete the win.

Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-17 with quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing for 331 yards and four touchdowns.

MORE NFL SCORES

Panthers 25 defeat Falcons 15

Bears 30 defeated by Lions 31

Dolphins 39 defeat Browns 17

Titans 17 defeat Broncos 10

Steelers 20 defeat Saints 10

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