INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Leonard Fournette capped a four-touchdown performance with a 28-yard touchdown run with 20 seconds left to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 38-31 victory this Sunday, coming back against the Colts in Indianapolis. .
Tom Brady led the Buccaneers (8-3) on an eight-play, 75-yard offensive drive to break the tie after receiving the ball with 3:29 minutes remaining. Fournette carried the ball 17 times for 100 yards and three touchdowns and caught Brady’s only touchdown pass.
The defending Super Bowl champs have won two games in a row and Brady improved his all-time record to 16-4 against the Colts in his first game in a Tampa Bay uniform.
Indianapolis (6-6) had a chance to lead the game into overtime when Isaiah Rodgers returned a kick 71 yards to 32nd for the Buccaneers with 10 seconds left. But Carson Wentz’s first pass to Jack Doyle was incomplete and Pierre Desir, a former Colts cornerback, intercepted a long pass from Wentz at the end of the end zone on the last play of the game.
The factor that made the difference was the deliveries of the ball. Tampa Bay converted its first three recoveries to 17 points, two of them on scoring opportunities for the Colts.