It came down to the final play, but the Patriots escaped Tampa with a 19-14 win over the Buccaneers on Thursday night. New England moved to 3-2 and Tom Brady tied Peyton Manning and Brett Farve for most regular-season wins by a quarterback with 186.
Brady offset throwing an interception and losing a fumble and getting hit all night by completing 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown.
A struggling Pats defense contained the Bucs, but New England would have lost had Jameis Winston’s final pass, to O.J. Howard, been on target. Winston moved the ball 56 yards in the final minute to set up one last shot at a game-winning touchdown. Winston finished with 334 yards on 26-for-46 passing.
Tampa Bay got little help from kicker Nick Folk, who missed three field goal attempts.
Ervin Philips, WR, Syracuse — The Orange lost to North Carolina State, but Phillips did his part in a losing effort. The 5-11, 181-pound senior caught 17 passes for 188 yards in the loss after having just 27 catches for 232 yards entering the game.
Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State — Rudolph has thrown for over 300 Cheap Jerseys Direct NBA yards in every game this season and that continued Saturday as the 6-5, 230-pound senior threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-34 win over Texas Tech. Rudolph has thrown for 1,909 Cheap Jerseys From China Free Shipping yards with 16 touchdowns and three interceptions for the 15th-ranked Cowboys.