This week presents another tough matchup for Tampa Bay.
When the third-year pro protects the ball as well or better than the opposing quarterback, the Bucs usually win. Quarterback Eli Manning tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another, but it wasn't enough. "He did a nice job".
Folk redeemed himself after missing two field goals and an extra point earlier in the day, booting the victor after Winston answered Eli Manning's second TD pass of the day with an impressive drive that began at his 25.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games on grass and 6-2 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Defensive end Olivier Vernon re-aggravated the ankle injury that made him questionable for the game.
The New York Giants come to town a wounded 0-3 team. While the Bucs did have to abandon the run being down 21-3 at halftime, these numbers are not okay. As Koetter later said, the Buccaneers are hard to beat when Winston is playing as well as he did against the Giants. All four rival teams have at least two wins on the year.
"He wasn't down at all, his spirits were up. and he won it", the quarterback added.
Eli Manning is as disbelieving as any Giants fan when it comes to their stunning 0-4 start.
Manning and the Giants' offense overcame a sluggish start to rally back from a 13-0 deficit and take leads of 17-16 and 23-22.
"I was just trying to keep everyone on their toes", said Brate of his bobbling catch. However, when you can win without starters and with mistakes, it's a sign the team is moving in the right direction.
There you have it, the complete inactive lists for the Buccaneers vs Giants Week 4 match-up. "How cool is it going to be when we go on this run?" "We can't sit here and cry about it. You're not going to just go out there and get wins, you have to go out there and play good football". Winston hit a wide-open rookie tight end O.J. Howard, who went undetected down the left sideline on a busted coverage, for a 58-yard scoring play. Winston and Brate connected for a touchdown four plays later to set up the dramatic ending. Aldrick Rosas' extra point gave NY a 17-16 advantage.
The Giants drove to Tampa Bay's 30-yard line, but stalled when Manning was short on a pass attempt to Marshall on fourth-and-4.
New York, which scored only one touchdown in its first 11 quarters of regular-season play, put up a 24-point fourth-quarter flurry and tied the Eagles. "Good teams find a way to overcome those and make plays in critical moments and win games". "And in this league, you've got to earn it".
Alexander and David's absence would test the Bucs linebacker depth. We have DeSean Jackson, who played in the same division as the Giants - same with Chris Baker. Giants DT Damon Harrison left in the third quarter with a bruised knee. NY chose to activate Wayne Gallman for the game, and the rookie tailback made an impact when Paul Perkins came out with a ribs injury.