The NFL’s third week ends on Monday, with two unbeaten teams.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) hosted the Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) and the home team suffered its first loss of the season, while the Los Angeles Rams (1-1) are visiting the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2).
Here are the top moments!
Los Angeles Rams at Cincinnati Bengals
Tutu Atwell is fast. The Rams 2021 second-rounder showed off his speed and just missed the pylon. L.A. settled for three on the drive to take an early edge.
Number 99The Bengals offense looked shaky at the start of the game, but that was thanks in part to L.A.’s defense, and the big man in the middle, Aaron Donald.Flashing the stripes
Logan Wilson is the heart and soul of the Bengals defense, and he came up with a big takeaway late in the first half to stall L.A.’s drive.
The Bengals offense looked like a different unit to open the second half, and Joe Mixon got his name in the TD column with a 14-yard TD to put Cincinnati up 13-9.
Have a day!
Wilson kept the vibes going in the second half, picking off Stafford for the second time. Cincy’s defensive unit was up for the moment, performing some amazing dance moves in celebration of the play. This clever pitch-and-catch was good for 43 yards, and helped Cincy go up 16-9 on a field goal.
This may have been the catch of the night, and it was made by a defender. Ahkello Witherspoon made a heck of an effort play to make this interception, but the Rams offense was unable to capitalize on the turnover.
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Philadelphia Eagles 25, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11
Hurts came out strong with back-to-back passes to star receiver A.J. Brown to move the sticks.
The Eagles ended up turning the ball over on downs on their opening drive after a strong effort from the Bucs defense.
On the move
Eagles WR Britain Covey returned the Bucs’ punt 52 yards to put Philly in great field position to start its second drive, which ended with a field goal to put the visiting team ahead 3-0 going into the second quarter.
The Bucs offense got things rolling in the second quarter. Baker Mayfield led his team to the red zone with a 69 yard drive and almost threw a touchdown pass on this floater. But Sydney Brown swooped in for an impressive diving stop to hold Tampa to three.
Few quarterbacks are as savvy in the pocket as Hurts is, and he bought himself some extra time to throw after sensing pressure, before uncorking a dime to Olamide Zaccheaus for his first Eagles TD.
Reed Blankenship has been stellar in his 2023 debut. He added an interception to his stat line toward the end of the second quarter, forcing Mayfield’s first giveaway of the season.
Batten down the hatches
The Bucs defense has been one of the best in the league the past few seasons, and its anchor Devin White showed why, picking off Hurts in return just seconds later.
Anything you can do …
Georgia rookie Jalen Carter has been everywhere in his first few games, and the big interior defensive lineman forced his first career fumble with this tremendous hustle play. D’Andre Swift, who had rushed for a record-breaking 175 yards the week before, continued his rampage against Tampa and even overcame a few obstacles. Dee Delaney, who doesn’t often play football, stepped up to replace an injured Jamel to make a difficult interception on a deep-shot near the endzone.
Two Hands for Safety
The Bucs were elated, but it was short lived as Nicholas Morrow forced a safety. The Eagles added another field goal to their tally to take a 25-3 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Fly like Mike
Mike Evans has been getting rarified air for a long time, and he showed he’s still got it with a
grabs to bring Tampa within 14.
Setting the stage“tush push”The Eagles were victorious in Week 2 against the
, 34-28, while the Bucs took down the
27-17 in their Week 2 contest. In its past five head-to-head bouts, Philly has taken down Tampa Bay three times.
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