Who won Thursday Night Football week 6?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers headed to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in our Week 6 opener on Thursday night as Brady's Super Bowl champs went for three wins.
Another two touchdown passes for Tom Brady. Two more rushed scores for Leonard Fournette. It was a positive night in Philadelphia for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who left with a 28-22 win against the Eagles in our Thursday night football offering.
Brady's Bucs hold off spirited Eagles
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.
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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.
Tom Brady Passing Chart 🎯— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 15, 2021
Brady was at his best on pass attempts when he got rid of the ball in under 2.5 seconds and on play action...
🔹 Quick: 24/25, 179 yards (+16.1% CPOE)
🔹 Play Action: 10/12, 116 yards, 2 TD (+14.0% CPOE)#TBvsPHI | Powered by @awscloud pic.twitter.com/zInhPN0c0v
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.
For a detailed rundown of the game, here's how our very own Dane Arlauckas brought you the Bucs vs Eagles live.
NFL Week 6: the games still to come
Sunday 17 October
Jaguars vs Dolphins 9:30 a.m.
Panthers vs Vikings 1:00 p.m.
Ravens vs Chargers 1:00 p.m. (live on AS USA)
Giants vs Rams 1:00 p.m.
Colts vs Texans 1:00 p.m.
Washington vs Chiefs 1:00 p.m.
Bears vs Packers 1:00 p.m.
Lions vs Bengals 1:00 p.m.
Browns vs Cardinals 4:05 p.m. (live on AS USA)
Patriots vs Cowboys 4:25 p.m.
Broncos vs Raiders 4:25 p.m.
Steelers vs Seahawks 8:20 p.m.
Monday 18 October
Titans vs Bills 8:15 p.m. (live on AS USA)
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