The Bucs went full throttle from the beginning of the game and continued it through the end to pull away from the Falcons, 48-25, to improve to 2-0. Highlight reel plays were made on both sides of the ball, as Tom Brady tied a franchise record and safety Mike Edwards had two interceptions that went for touchdowns.
Here are the most impressive players from the game.
WR Mike Evans
I think we can quiet down the concerns about Evans’ role in the offense. Evans bounced back with a brilliant second game where he caught five passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns, which were tied for the team led. He set the tone early by catching the first pass of the game and kept it going for all four corners. Evans continued to shred the Falcons with another big afternoon.
QB Tom Brady
Brady has to seriously be considered for an MVP candidate if he’s not already the front runner. He’s just so in command that only penalties, dropped passes and blocking mistakes can slow him down. Brady had four touchdowns in the game when there was still 12 minutes on the clock in the third quarter, tacking on a fifth later. Even though there’s only one ball, Brady manages to get everyone involved and yet doesn’t force it to anyone. He always throws to the open man. Brady finished the game completing 24-of-36 passes for 276 yards and five touchdowns. Those five touchdowns tied a Bucs franchise record. Brady now has nine touchdowns in two games.
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