After an explosive first half that had the Bucs up by 18 points, Tampa Bay squandered the lead and let the Giants back in the game in the third and fourth quarters. The Bucs went down by one with 1:16 left in the game and the offensive was able to drive down and put them in position to score, but Matt Gay missed a 34-yard field goal as time expired and the Bucs lost 32-31.
Here were the most impressive players from the game.
WR Mike Evans
If there were still any concerns about Mike Evans after his slow start to the year, they were quickly washed away early on in this game. Evans was brilliant, having the best first half of his career with seven catches for 143-yards and three touchdowns. It was about as dominating of a half football that someone could possibly have.
Evans’ highlights included catching three passes on the Bucs opening drive en route to scoring his first touchdown of the season. Evans then had a gigantic 55-yard catch down the field that set up another scoring drive. It was a slower second half for Evans but he had a crucial 44-yard pass that should of put the Bucs in position to win the game. He finished with a stat line of eight catches for 180-yards and three touchdowns.
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