Patriots Hold Off Tampa Bay 19-14
It was a good night for quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, but a miserable evening for Tampa Bay kicker Nick Folk.
Brady passed for 303 yards and a touchdown as the Pats pulled out a 19-14 win over the Buccaneers. The defending Super Bowl champs bounced back from a last-second loss to Carolina despite Brady's first interception in eight regular-season games. He also fumbled on one of the Bucs' three sacks, but neither turnover led to Tampa Bay points.
The Patriots surrendered 409 total yards but just two scores after entering the game with the NFL's worst defence.
Folk missed three field goals, including a 31-yarder that would have cut a nine-point deficit to six in the closing minutes. He missed two field goals and an extra-point before beating the Giants on a last-second kick last weekend.
Jameis Winston rallied Tampa Bay with an 18-yard TD pass to Cameron Brate, trimming New England's lead to 16-14 with 2:09 remaining.
Stephen Gostkowski capped the scoring with one of his four field goals before Winston threw an incompletion from the New England 19 on the game's final play.