Game Awards: Buccaneers vs. Giants

Game Awards: Buccaneers vs. Giants

Game Awards: Buccaneers vs. Giants

Don't look now, but the Buccaneers have developed quite the home field advantage under head coach Dirk Koetter.

Big Blue, a team which harbored realistic Super Bowl aspirations, is 0-3. Eli Manning finished the game 35 of 47 for 366 yards and three touchdowns.

The Giants running game is so much an afterthought at this point that opposing defenses barely even give it any thought. For the second straight week the G-Men lost on a game winning field goal.

But it stayed 23-22 after the failed two-point conversion when Beckham was flagged for illegal touching and D.J. Fluker was caught holding.

But the Bucs would get one more chance - and so would Folk.

The Giants looked terrible early while falling into a 13-point hole, then rallied to take the lead heading into the fourth quarter. It took a torrid, 24-point fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday to almost steal a win, although a 61-yard field goal as time expired nixed that as they fell, 27-24. Bucs score extra point for 7-0 lead. The 36-year-old scrambled 14 yards for the Giants' first touchdown of the day, cutting Tampa Bay's lead to just three with 3:25 left in the half.

A field-goal kicker who helped neutralize a pair of Folk misses and missed PAT with a 43 yards wide right early in the fourth quarter. Winston completed some tight-window passes down the stretch (something he's done all season). It was slapped away by Giants safety Landon Collins. #Bucs lead 13-10. With 5:37 remaining in the second quarter, Winston was backed up to the Tampa Bay 14-yard line when he connected with DeSean Jackson on a 32-yard pass.

Maybe the 2017 Giants can embrace a 12-game season in which nothing is expected of them anymore and the pressure is off. Marshall had a third-down drop late in the first quarter and another costly drop on a late second down that killed a drive. How Beckham celebrates a touchdown should be the least of Mara's concerns for his winless Giants (0-3).

As Folk lined up for the victor, Winston said he was confident despite the kicker missing earlier from 46 and 49 yards. "I told him that (after his second field-goal miss)". Timeout called after touchdown call reversed.

The Bucs came up empty on three plays. He injured his hamstring in Tampa Bay's loss to Minnesota last week and has been ruled out. This loss unlike the other three cannot be blamed on one player or one play in the game. And things might not get better this week, as linebackers Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander, the team's top two playmakers on defense, are both likely sitting with injury. Rookie Kendell Beckwith was moved to Major League Baseball and called the defensive signals. It was the Giants' first rushing touchdown of the season and Manning's first rushing TD since 2014. It did, and eventually the Giants rolled, but not until the fourth quarter, when they scored all 24 of their points.

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