TAMPA, Fla. — What came about to the sharing knowing at running lend a hand for the Giants?
The return of Saquon Barkley used to be no longer supposed to indicate the absence of Devontae Booker from the offensive recreation knowing. Nonetheless it did. Barkley, after lacking four games with a sprained ankle, used to be no longer overworked, getting easiest three rushing attempts (and gaining easiest 10 yards) within the main quarter. Barkley also caught three passes for 16 yards. He completed with 12 total touches (six runs, six receptions).
Booker played well the outdated two games, running for a occupation-excessive 99 yards two weeks within the past within the victory over the Raiders. He came out of that recreation with a hip vow that exiguous him in prepare nonetheless he used to be active and accessible to play Monday. That he did no longer rating on the self-discipline within the main quarter of the 30-10 loss to the Bucs raises the inquire of whether or no longer he used to be healthy — and if he used to be no longer, why used to be he active? Barkley no doubt used to be no longer conducting much and Booker can even have equipped a spark, had he been despatched onto the self-discipline earlier.
Booker made his first appearance unhurried within the third quarter, transferring into the game after Barkley came away with his longest flee, a 12-yard accomplish. Booker ended the game with three rushing attempts and one reception.
Rookie WR Kadarius Toney (7-40) left within the fourth quarter with a quad contusion.
The touchdown reception for Andrew Thomas within the 2nd quarter used to be the main by a Giants offensive lineman since 1960.
“In prepare it’s loads more straightforward than that,’’ Thomas mentioned of his have. He had a reception on a two-level conversion earlier this season in Dallas. Thomas used to be activated off injured reserve and started at left take care of. He overlooked the outdated three games with foot and ankle factors.
TE Kyle Rudolph caught a 28-yard dart within the third quarter nonetheless exited after that with a sprained ankle and did no longer return.
Tom Brady threw 46 passes and the Giants had no sacks and one quarterback hit on him.
“He positively sat lend a hand there longer than we hoped,’’ mentioned DL Leonard Williams.
Brady came into the game wanting 130 passing yards to succeed in 3,000 for the season. He purchased it well sooner than halftime. It used to be the 19th time Brady completed this yardage total, allowing him to dart Brett Favre on the NFL’s all-time list. Favre had 18 seasons with on the least 3,000 passing yards.
Brady had an 11-yard flee on a trudge within the 2nd quarter and he in actual fact excessive-stepped out of a take care of on the play.
“It’s been without destroy, potentially by no system,’’ Brady, 44, mentioned of the flee. “That’s no longer what I attain.’’
The Buccaneers gained a replay self-discipline unhurried within the 2nd quarter, nullifying a most important-down reception for Toney along the sideline. … The Bucs racked up 10 first downs within the main quarter. … DL Raymond Johnson had the most entertaining sack of the game for the Giants; it came against backup QB Blaine Gabbert.