Clean game
For the second straight game, the Bucs didn't beat themselves. They had no turnovers and did not allow a sack. In the previous week's win over Green Bay, they also had no penalties. Sunday, the Bucs had only four, three of them on defense.

"I think we had one penalty offensively" Arians said. "Tom (Brady) changed the snap count and got Tristan (Wirfs to jump offsides). We had that little lapse on defense I don't like. We had three in that series we gave (the Raiders) a touchdown when we were off the field. We've still got to clean it up a little bit, but four penalties is nothing to shake about other than we gave them that one drive."

Tommy and Gronky
There's no doubt that tight end Rob Gronkowski is working himself into shape and becoming a bigger part of the offensive game plan. Maybe it's just that he's getting more one-on-one coverage, but he’s beating it and starting to look like the guy who played in New England for nine seasons.

On Sunday, Gronkowski had five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. He might have gone over the century receiving mark had Brady not missed him on the first play of the game. In fact, the 5-yard touchdown pass to Gronkowski was the 92nd hookup from Brady to Gronk. That tied them with Steve Young and Jerry Rice for the second-most in NFL history behind Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison.

Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Times, published 26 October 2020