The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the hottest teams in the league. Tom Brady has this offense playing some fantastic football, while the defense thrives with a ferocious front seven and a great young secondary. The Buccaneers enter Monday Night Football as 12.5-point favorites, but can you trust that spread? Brady and company should know better than to overlook an old foe like the New York Giants, especially considering Brady’s history with the franchise.
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking For Revenge on Monday Night Football
Of course, Brady has his fair share of heartbreak against the New York Giants. Back in Super Bowl 42, Eli Manning and the New York Giants ruined Brady’s dream of perfection with a 17-14 victory. This, of course, ruined New England’s otherwise perfect season and highlight a 10-year title drought for Brady and the Patriots.
That wasn’t Brady’s only experience on the wrong end of a Super Bowl loss. The Giants took another title from Brady in 2011, winning 21-17 thanks to another last-secondg drive. Adding insult to injury is that the Patriots lost to the Giants in the regular season and, had they won, New York wouldn’t have been in the playoffs to begin with.
Since then, however, Brady has had success against Big Blue. In 2015, Brady and the Patriots beat the Giants 27-26 on a last-second field goal. However, the Patriots lost Julian Edelman to a broken foot in this game, effectively ending their Super Bowl aspirations for that season. In 2019, New England comfortably won by a final score of 35-14. This, of course, was the first time Brady faced the Giants in the post-Eli Manning Era.
Of course, a lot has changed between Brady and the Giants. For one, Brady is on a brand new team. The six-time Super Bowl champion is playing like his old self with Tampa and finds himself in the thick of the MVP race. He’s surrounded by a fantastic supporting cast, although Chris Godwin is expected to miss this week. Still, he’ll have Mike Evans, Scotty Miller, and Rob Gronkowski, which should be more than enough to tear apart this secondary.
The New York Giants, meanwhile, look like one of the worst teams in football. Daniel Jones is having a rough season, as New York’s offensive line is constantly leaving him out to dry. Darius Slayton has shown some life, but Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram have not played up to their potential. Tampa Bay’s defense should have no trouble slowing down this passing attack, and the Buccaneers should cover this massive spread. Even though he’s had his struggles against this team in the past, take Brady and the Buccaneers to win and cover.
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