Second week in the NFL | Buccaneers beat Saints, Cowboys hold on

(New Orleans) Tom Brady sparked a scrum and then spotted Breshad Perriman in the end zone to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints, sunday. The Dallas Cowboys saved themselves with a 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Later that night, the Green Bay Packers outscored the Chicago Bears 27-10.

Updated at 12:17 a.m.

Brett Martel
Associated Press

The scuffle led to the ejection of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans.

Brady, who had lost his last four regular season games to the Saints, again struggled for the first three quarters of the game against a National Conference South rival.

A visibly frustrated Brady was caught on camera throwing a tablet at the team bench.

« It was a tough game all the way, » Brady admitted. They are a very good team, very well trained, a team against which we have a lot of difficulty. So it feels good to win. »

After seeing one of his passes go unused on third down in the fourth quarter, Brady garlanded Lattimore. Running back Leonard Fournette then entered the fray and shoved the star cornerback for the Saints. Lattimore responded by shoving Fournette, and Evans rushed in and sent Lattimore to the ground — much like he did in a 2017 game between those teams.

« It was an emotional duel, » Brady said bluntly. Getting better at execution has helped everyone. I think the defense played well again and the offensive line fought well. »

Evans was ejected, like five seasons ago. But this time, Lattimore was too.

« It hurts to lose your best cornerback, » defensive end Cameron Jordan said. Guys go after him because they know he’s one of the best cornerbacks in the league. »

Lattimore’s expulsion and Paulson Adebo’s absence with an ankle injury left the Saints without their top two cornerbacks. Brady didn’t ask for more.

On the Buccaneers’ next possession (2-0), Brady led to the Saints 28-yard line and then found Perriman deep in the end zone to give the Florida club a 10-3 lead. .

The Buccaneers defense then snuffed out the Saints’ comeback attempt by intercepting three passes from Jameis Winston in the final 12 minutes.

Jamel Dean made the first two interceptions, including one on the goal line for rookie Chris Olave. Minutes later, safety Mike Edwards returned a 68-yard interception to score a major that made it 20-3.

Brady found takers on 18 of 34 passes for 190 yards.

Winston, who had been restricted to practice with a back injury, completed 25 of 40 passes for 236 yards gained. He also made a touchdown pass late in the game to Michael Thomas.

The Buccaneers scored their first points with 3:09 left in the third quarter when Ryan Succop made a 47-yard field goal. He tied the game at 3-3.

The Saints (1-1) scored a goal on their first possession of the game.

This lead was maintained throughout a first half during which the Buccaneers lacked opportunism.

Adding to Brady’s troubles, Fournette was unable to get the missing yard on a fourth down that would have allowed the Buccaneers to secure the first play at the Saints’ goal gate.

Aaron Jones featured in Packers win


Aaron Jones (33) and Aaron Rodgers (12)

Aaron Jones rushed for 132 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers outlasted the Chicago Bears 27-10 on Sunday night. Green Bay (1-1) won against the Bears (1-1) for the seventh straight time.

Intractable in the second quarter (21-0), the Packers were in control 24-7 at the half. Jones led the Green Bay team’s rushing effort, which rushed for 203 yards.

Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 25 passes for 232 yards, including two touchdown passes. The eight-yard one at Jones was the 450e of her career. Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre are the only other quarterbacks to reach that milestone.

Jones also had a 15-yard run for a touchdown.

Precision kicker Mason Crosby, meanwhile, hit the target from 40 and 28 yards.

For the Bears, David Montgomery had 122 yards on 15 carries and Justin Fields had a three-yard breakout in the end zone. Cairo Santos added a field goal from 44 yards.

The Packers ruled 26-11 in first downs.

The Bears will host Houston next Sunday. The Texans will be looking for a first win, after a draw and a loss. On the same day, the Packers will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs will inaugurate the home portion of their season.

Cowboys narrowly win


Micah Parsons (11) of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Arlington, Texas

After the game-winning kick, Cooper Rush couldn’t help but smile as he hugged Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.

Dak Prescott’s backup now has a 2-0 record when backing up for the latter. And the key points came on the last climb each time.

This is enough to extract some emotions from Rush, who is more often than not impassive.

« It’s exciting to see him so happy after a win, » Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said after the 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He’s so consistent. It’s good to see him fire up a bit. »

Brett Maher made a 50-yard field goal as the final seconds ticked away, allowing Dallas to win.

Although his club trailed by 14 points at the half, Joe Burrow helped the Bengals tie the game 17-17 in the fourth quarter.

After the Cowboys stopped the Bengals with a minute to go, Rush and his team’s offense created a chance for Maher, who didn’t miss the task.

The Cowboys kicker (1-1) also had a 54-yard field goal in the first half. Injured in a calf, Prescott should miss several weeks.

Defending champions of the American, the Bengals (0-2) also erased a 17-3 deficit against the Steelers, in curtain raiser of the season.

Tony Pollard (on the ground) and Noah Brown scored the Cowboys’ touchdowns on the club’s first two possessions in the first quarter. Tee Higgins got the Bengals.

The Cowboys had six sacks on Burrow in the first three quarters. He had been the victim of seven sacks against Pittsburgh.

The Bengals became the first American champion club to start a season with an 0-2 record since the Denver Broncos in 1999, following the retirement of John Elway.

« You can’t let that affect you, » said defensive end Sam Hubbard, the only one to sack Rush. People observe the way you behave, how you react.

“All you can do is get back to work. And I can’t wait to get back to work. »

Rush had 235 passing yards, 36 more than Burrow.

Trey Lance injured


Trey Lance (5), of 49ers of San Francisco, shortly after injuring his right ankle on Sunday

Trey Lance, the starting quarterback of the 49ers of San Francisco, will miss the rest of the season with a broken right ankle on Sunday.

Lance was down after contact following a run in the 49 gameers against the Seattle Seahawks.

A cart arrived on the field and Lance’s leg was cast before he left the stadium. The 49ers immediately announced that he would not return.

Lance’s teammates and several Seahawks players paid tribute to him before he left the field and was replaced by former starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The latter threw a touchdown pass on his first appearance on the field and allowed the 49ers to win 27-7.

The head coach of the 49ersKyle Shanahan, announced the verdict on Lance’s injury immediately after the match.

Lance took the starting quarterback job from Garoppolo this season after being drafted third overall in 2021. The 49ers traded three first-round picks to move up nine ranks and select Lance.

Lance spent his rookie season mostly on the bench, watching Garoppolo. The Niners eventually reached the National Conference Finals, but fell to the Los Angeles Rams.

The 49ers had planned to trade Garoppolo in the offseason but were unable to do so after he had shoulder surgery in March.

Garoppolo remained in the lineup, but did not practice with the team during training camp. He launched alone on an additional field, before agreeing to return as a substitute with a less generous contract.

This is the second time Lance has been injured during his brief stint in the NFL. He injured his knee after his first start last season against the Arizona Cardinals when Garoppolo was sidelined.

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