The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to already be in Super Bowl form following a 48-25 win against the Atlanta Falcons. The Bucs are 2-0 with two impressive home victories against Dallas and Atlanta. Coming into the season, the Buccaneers had won eight consecutive games, including the Super Bowl LV victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Buccaneers have now improved their winning streak to 10 games. Brady has already thrown for nine touchdowns.
Tom Brady is making an early case for MVP. He threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns in the victory over the Atlanta Falcons. In Brady’s lifetime career against the Falcons, he improves to 9-0. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has played six games in his career against teams quarterbacked by Tom Brady. Ryan is 0-6 heads up. It seems the Falcons have not recovered from blowing a 28-3 Super Bowl led against Brady and the Patriots. Brady looks to be the Falcons kryptonite because they have yet to prove they can beat him. The struggles have continued throughout the years, and now the Falcons are in full rebuilding mode.
Brady wasn’t the only Buccaneer that had a monster game. Rob Gronkowski scored the first two touchdowns for the Buccaneers. Gronkowski has played like the All-Pro level tight end he was in New England. The tight end has scored a pair of touchdowns for the third straight game, including the Super Bowl. Gronk and Brady continue to climb the career list of regular-season touchdowns by a passing duo with 88 one behind Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates for second place behind Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison (112). Mike Evans also scored two touchdowns for the Buccaneers.
On the other side of the ball, Ryan threw for 300 yards against the Buccaneer’s defense. It was a close game until Ryan threw two picks six’s in the 4th quarter, throwing three interceptions overall. Ryan has to be better when it comes to protecting the ball. When you’re facing an offense like Tampa, every mistake can be costly. The Buccaneer’s secondary is still a question mark because the Falcons were giving the Buccaneers some problems.
The Buccaneers are seeking to be the first team to repeat since the 03-04 Patriots. They’re going to need to get better on the back end. So gar the Buccaneer’s defense doesn’t look like the defense that won the Super Bowl. Next week, the Buccaneers will have their first true test. They will be facing an undefeated Rams team in Sofi Stadium.