NFL Week 8: Baltimore Ravens win against Bay Buccaneers 27-22

NFL Week 8: Baltimore Ravens win against Bay Buccaneers 27-22

What a severe disaster for the long-lasting quarterback and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers, pounded 27-22 by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night time in a contest that wasn’t as shut as the ultimate rating indicated.

And it got here with a particular distinction: Brady has misplaced three consecutive games for the primary time in 20 years, trying like a shell of himself in a matchup that includes two former NFL MVP quarterbacks.

The Ravens (5-3) wore down a depleted Bucs protection by speeding for a whopping 231 yards, but additionally capped two drives with crisp TD passes from Lamar Jackson, who threw for 238 yards with no picks.

Brady (26-of-44, 325 yards) didn’t throw an interception both. However he additionally managed just one TD cross (on fourth down late within the fourth quarter) throughout a sluggish efficiency at Raymond James Stadium marked by near-misses, blown alternatives and wayward passes.

It continued an unlucky sample for Brady’s unit, which transformed simply 4 of 13 third downs and managed to hurry for under 44 yards (2.9 yards per carry). And on three events when the Bucs drove into placing vary contained in the 15-yard line, they settled for Ryan Succop discipline objectives.

What’s fallacious?

“Just about all the pieces,” Brady mentioned, assessing the litany of offensive woes. “Crimson space. Third downs. The working recreation. Quick-yardage. Backed up (with discipline place). Begin of the fourth quarter. Begin of the third quarter.”

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It’s an intensive record and the protection has its personal record – prompting first-year Bucs coach Todd Bowles to contemplate important changes.

“We’re going to speak about all the pieces this weekend,” Bowles mentioned. “While you’re not profitable, all the pieces are on the desk.”

Tampa Bay (3-5) was upset within the earlier two weeks by the one-win Pittsburgh Steelers and one-win Carolina Panthers. Being determined or dealing with the prospect of being embarrassed in prime time didn’t assist the trigger. The woes are legit. They usually continued with one other layer.

The Bucs led 10-3 at halftime, however Baltimore which misplaced tight finish Mark Andrews and receiver Rashod Bateman to accidents – handed a gut-check and took over the sport by speeding for 204 yards within the second half.

“We’re in a position to end once more,” mentioned Ravens coach John Harbaugh, whose squad has, at the least for the second, shaken off the sample of blowing leads within the second half. “Fourth quarter, we talked a little bit bit about that; that was good to see. So, I’m happy with our guys.”

Three different issues we discovered Thursday night time:

Brady achieves a report he’d moderately give again. The Bucs quarterback was on the fallacious finish of a doubtful NFL report, enduring his 555th professional sack when dropped by Justin Houston within the second quarter, breaking the mark he shared with the lately retired Ben Roethlisberger.

Hey, that is what can occur if you’ve lasted to play a twenty-third season. It was additionally indicative of the spotty safety Brady has been getting from his rebuilt O-line. As if to show the brand new report is not any fluke, Brady was sacked once more on the subsequent play by Houston.

Isaiah is Prone to go down as a draft gem. With Professional Bowl tight finish Mark Andrews knocked out of the game with shoulder damage, the subsequent man-up proved to be greater than successful. Rookie Isaiah Seemingly led the Ravens with six catches for 77 yards and demonstrated his nimble ft together with his “toe-tap swag” on a 10-yard, go-ahead TD late in the third quarter.

Seemingly seems to be like one of many steals of the latest NFL draft, chosen out of Coastal Carolina within the fourth spherical (139th total). And fittingly, it was Seemingly who recovered the onside kick within the closing seconds that sealed the win.

The Bucs can really rate a landing within the first quarter, however … It hadn’t occurred all season till Thursday night time when Leonard Fournette punched residence a 1-yard TD to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive. Tampa Bay’s struggling O has had notoriously sluggish begins, however the early scoring march towards the Ravens was hardly an omen. The Bucs didn’t rate one other landing till a last-gasp rating in rubbish time – after three earlier drives stalled contained in the 15-yard line.

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