Brady's 303 yards help Pats escape Bucs

Patriots airplane

Patriots airplane

Jameis Winston: Winston completed 26 of 46 passes for 334 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

The leaky Pats defense once again cost them in a 33-30 week 4 loss to Carolina, which dropped them to 2-2.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got back on the winning track in week 4 with a 25-23 victory at home over the New York Giants.

The Patriots are giving six, which seems like an terrible lot considering their defensive struggles.

After the Patriots were roasted for a league-worst 324 passing yards per game during a 2-2 start, their defensive backs, including $65 million man Stephon Gilmore, put the clamps on the Bucs' high-powered passing attack through the first 45 minutes.

Buccaneers: Begin stretch in which they'll play six of eight games on the road, visiting Arizona on October 15.

Quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for 1,399 yards, with an offense averaging 423 yards per game so far.

The New England Patriots appear vulnerable after a 2-2 start, which includes a historically bad run of defense through the first four games. Winston nearly made magic happen, but a last-ditch chance at the end zone from 18 yards out, but couldn't convert, thus giving them the 19-14 lead. "Coming off a tough game on Sunday and going on the road Thursday night, I thought they really responded with a great effort".

He had a poor showing on Thursday Night Football against the Patriots, going 0-for-3 on his attempts, while making two extra points.

Martin's pristine play also creates a presence that defenders know they must respect.

"Well I've been on teams where we didn't score many points and we just relied on the defense to do everything", the future Hall of Famer said during the week prior to the game.

However, one encouraging development on Tampa Bay's side of the ball was the return of running back Doug Martin from suspension.

Jameis Winston rallied Tampa Bay late with an 18-yard TD pass to Cameron Brate that trimmed New England's lead to 16-14 with 2:09 remaining.

You can also live stream the Pats vs. Bucs game through Amazon Prime. So they will need to find a way to generate more points to win.

As part of that rotation, the Patriots would have played in Tampa in 2009, but that game was played in London and was technically a home game for the Buccaneers (37-7 win for New England). New England opened as a 5-point favorite but the line was bet up to 5.5 earlier this week before settling back down at 5.

"Collectively, we've got to do a lot better", Belichick said.

This just in from the Patriots' equipment room: It will be a white-on-white combination of pants/jerseys for the game.

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