Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14  New England Patriots 19 Thurday 5 October 2017   at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING NE 1:21-1Q Gostowski FG27 TB 8:26-2Q Martin 1 run (Folk kick) NE 3:42-2Q Hogan 5 pass from Brady (Gostowski kick) NE 0:00-2Q Gostowski FG23 NE 9:55-3Q Gostowski FG45 TB 2:09-4Q Brate 18 pass from Winston (Folk kick) NE 1:10-4Q Gostowski FG48
A nationally-televised Thursday night game in Tampa and the Bucs had a chance to make a statement with a win over the defending Super Bowl champions.  And they should have done but for three missed fieldgoals by Nick Folk.  A late TD from Jameis Winston to Cameron Brate got them to within two and after a failed onside kick, they neeed another TD to win it but a final pass from inside the New England 20 fell incomplete.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Martin 13-74, Winston 3-11, Sims 1-3, Rodgers 3-2. PATRIOTS:  Lewis 7-53, Gillislee 12-52, Brady 2-5, White 2-3. PASSING BUCS:  Winston 46-26-334-0-1. PATRIOTS:  Brady 40-30-303-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS:  Jackson 5-106, Brate 5-68, Evans 5-49, Sims 5-31, Humphries 3-51, Rodgers 1-13, Martin 1-8, Godwin 1-8. PATRIOTS:  Amendola 8-77, Hogan 8-74, White 7-57, Cooks 5- 85, Lewis 2-10. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Evans 1-2.  PATRIOTS:  none. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  Reedy 1-16. PATRIOTS:  Lewis 1-23. PUNT RETURNS BUCS:  Reedy 3-29. PATRIOTS:  Amendola 3-51. SACKS BUCS:  McDonald 1-7, Glanton 1-4, McCoy 1-3. PATRIOTS:  Wise 1-10, Van Noy 0.5-2.5, Flowers 0.5-2.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 91 Ayers LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 74 Marpet DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 92 Gholston RT 69 Dotson MLB 59 Bond TE 80 Howard WLB 51 Beckwith TE 84 Brate SLB 53 Glanton WR 11 Jackson LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 13 Evans RCB 24 Grimes QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 32 Rodgers FS 21 Evans PLAYED 2 Folk, 9 Anger, 10 Humphries, 12 Godwin, 18 Reedy, 22 Martin, 25 Barber, 26 Robinson, 29 Smith, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 36 McClain, 39 Johnson, 52 Lynch, 57 Spence, 62 E Smith, 65 Sanborn, 77 Benenoch, 82 Auclair, 88 Stocker, 94 Clarke, 95 Russell, 98 McDonald. DID NOT PLAY 14 Fitzpatrick INACTIVES 37 Tandy, 43 Ward, 54 David, 58 Alexander, 66 Wester, 68 Hawley, 96 Siliga
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Doug Martin scored on a one-yard run after his previous play was over-turned from a score Cameron Brate brought the Bucs to within two on yet another red zone touchdown The final play of the game was designed to be a similar play to Brate’s score but fell incomplete