Tom Brady is on a mission. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had five touchdown passes in the quarterfinals to beat the Atlanta Falcons 48-25 at Repond James Stadium.
Of those five points in the end zone, two were captured by tight end Rob Gronkowski and three other wide receivers Mike Evans (two) and Chris Godwin (one).
Brady completed his game at 276 yards with 24 passing attempts in 36 overs. Evans’ favorite goal was to catch five balls for 75 yards.
Bucks defense was just as effective, with the Falcons pitting Matt Ryan at three interruptions at the expense. Mike Edwards did two, Shaquille Barrett did another.
Despite three interruptions, Ryan completed 35 of the 46 balls sent to the receivers for 300 yards, as well as hitting the target twice in the end zone.
This means the current bowl champions are still unbeaten after two weeks of activity.
An all-out duel for the benefit of the Cardinals
In Arizona, the Minnesota Cardinals and Vikings traded majors throughout the game and were the favorite of the crowd, eventually winning 34-33.
However, in the final game of the game the kicker Greg Joseph was visited and the failed placement Cardinals won.
In the win, hub killer Murray was caught with the receiver 29 times in 36 relays, 400 yards in the air, and scored 31 more. A major joins a teammate three times, with Murray crossing the goal line once with the ball in hand. However, he was the victim of two thefts.
For his part, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins made three touchdown passes and finished the game with 244 yards in the air. He helped a lot by running 133 runs and collecting 17 flying yards back to Dalvin Cook.
Elsewhere in the NFL
In another early night fight in Los Angeles, Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerleen gave his team a 20-17 victory over the Chargers, turning it into a field goal in the final game of the game.
In Seattle, the Tennessee Titans closed for 14 points in the fourth quarter, pushing for an overtime before a 33-30 win over the Seahawks. Running back Derrick Henry crossed the goal line three times, amassing a total of 237 yards and crushing the opposing defense.