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NFL Week 2 Votes: Tom Brady and Buccaneers get “A-“, Cowboys get “B +” for wild win, Vikings get “F”



The Buccaneers’ 2020 season could have quickly turned into a disaster with a 0-2 start, but Tom Brady made sure that didn’t happen on Sunday during the Tampa Bay home opening.

The Buccaneers quarterback, who never started 0-2 in all of his 20-year career, got off to a great start when Tampa Bay leapt ahead by a quick 21-0 on their way to a 31-17 win. There was a pre-game relationship that Brady was more concentrated in practice this week, and that definitely seemed to translate into the field as the 43-year-old led the Bucs in two touchdowns before the first quarter ended.

The second touchdown drive was capped off with a beautiful 23-yard touchdown pass from Brady to Mike Evans that gave Tampa Bay a 1

4-0 lead.

Buccaneers manager Bruce Arians was probably thrilled to see some chemistry between Brady and Evans, especially after last week where Tampa Bay star catcher was limited to just one catch for two yards. Brady targeted Evans four times in week 1, and one of those targets turned into an interception which led to a little controversy in Tampa. After the loss to the Saints, Arians blamed the choice on Brady, before turning back the next day and blaming Evans. Either way, the chemistry between Evans and Brady wasn’t there.

This week was a completely different story. Including that touchdown pass, Evans took seven passes for 101 yards. Evans actually organized Tampa’s first touchdown of the day in the first quarter when he received a 50-yard pass from Brady.

While Brady’s numbers weren’t overly impressive (23 over 35, 217 yards, a TD), Arians was probably just thrilled to see the chemistry grow between Brady and his receiving body. Brady could have put on even bigger numbers if not for more missed passes, including a pass that would have been an easy touchdown had he been caught by LeSean McCoy.

Arians were actually asked about McCoy’s downfall after the game, and based on his response, it seems everyone in Tampa has left the drama of last week behind.

“Don’t worry, I’ll tell you everyone was Tom’s fault“Joked Arians, when asked about McCoy’s drop.

Obviously there wasn’t much that was “Tom’s fault” this week. In addition to throwing Evans, Brady made several other big throws in the game, including a huge flea flicker in the second quarter that went for a 36-yard gain to Justin Watson.

The scary thing for the rest of the NFL is that the Buccaneers’ offense will likely get better and better each week as Brady continues to feel more comfortable.

Okay, let’s move on to the votes for every match of week 2. If you’re looking for the votes from the Browns’ 35-30 win over the Bengals on Thursday, be sure to click here.

Tampa Bay 31-17 on Carolina

Tennessee 33-30 over Jacksonville

Indianapolis 28-11 over Minnesota

Buffalo 31-28 over Miami

San Francisco 31-13 on N.Y. Jets

THERE. Rams 37-19 over Philadelphia

Jeff Kerr’s Rams-Eagles Votes (Do you like votes? Hate votes? Let them know on Twitter.)

Dallas 40-39 over Atlanta

Patrik Walker’s Falcons-Cowboys Vows (Do you like vows? Hate vows? Let them know on Twitter.)

Chicago 17-13 on N.Y. Giants

Josh Edwards Giants-Bears Grades (Do you like grades? Hate grades? Let them know on Twitter.)

Pittsburgh 26-21 on Denver

The Broncos-Steelers Vows by Bryan DeArdo (Do you like vows? Hate vows? Let them know on Twitter.)

Green Bay 42-21 over Detroit

Lions-Packers Vows by Tyler Sullivan (Do you like vows? Hate vows? Let them know on Twitter.)

Baltimore 33-16 over Houston

The Ravens-Texans Vows by Bryan DeArdo (Do you like vows? Hate vows? Let them know on Twitter.)

Kansas City 23-20 over L.A. Chargers (OT)

Jordan Dajani Chiefs-Chargers Ranks (Do you like grades? Hate grades? Let them know on Twitter.)

Arizona 30-15 on Washington




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