Breshad Perriman’s 58-yard touchdown in OT saves Bucs as they beat Bills 33-27

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Breshad Perriman had only three catches in three games with the Buccaneers this season. He made the biggest catch for the Bucs on Sunday and one of the biggest of the season for them.

Perriman’s 58-yard dash to the end zone in overtime dashed the Bills’ comeback hopes.

The Bucs won 33-27 for their fourth consecutive victory to move to 10-3. The Bills lost their second game in six games to fall to 7-6.

Buffalo made it interesting, though, after trailing by 21 points at halftime. The Bills still were down by 17 in the fourth quarter but scored 17 points in the final 9:07 of regulation to force overtime.

Dawson Knox scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen with 9:07 remaining. After the Bucs went three-and-out, Allen led Buffalo on a nine-play, 46-yard drive. Allen hit Gabriel Davis for a 4-yard touchdown pass.

The Bills had two chances to win the game.

They got to the Tampa Bay 7-yard line with 28 seconds left, but on third-and-two, Allen threw incomplete to Stefon Diggs. The Bills wanted a flag but didn’t get it.

They settled for a 25-yard field goal by Tyler Bass with 22 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and force overtime, a clutch 14-play, 70-yard drive.

The Bills got the ball first in overtime but went three-and-out.

The Bucs needed only six plays, and a replay ruling and penalty flag, to end the game. Leonard Fournette‘s 1-yard run on third-and-one from the Bucs 15 was reviewed but upheld.

On the next play, Tampa Bay got a questionable defensive pass interference penalty on Levi Wallace. Mike Evans, seeing that Wallace wasn’t turning around, pulled Wallace to him on an intentionally underthrown ball for a 19-yard penalty.

Three plays later, on third-and-three, Brady had touch on a throw to Perriman over the middle. Perriman was covered by linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who chased Perriman all the way to the end zone.

It was Brady’s 700th touchdown pass, with 617 coming in the regular season and 83 in the postseason. Earlier in the day, he became the all-time leader in completions, breaking Drew Brees’ record.

Brady went 31-of-46 for 363 yards and two touchdowns and moved to 107-1 in all time in games when leading by 21 or more points.

Allen had 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing, only the third time in NFL history a player has hit both of those marks. He joined Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

It was Allen’s third career 100-yard rushing game as he went for 109 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. He completed 36 of 54 passes for 308 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

68 responses to “Breshad Perriman’s 58-yard touchdown in OT saves Bucs as they beat Bills 33-27

  1. Never call a single penalty against Tampa for the entire 4th quarter and overtime menawhile giving them every ticky tack penalty. NFL wants the Brady-Patriots SB ratings and doesn’t care who the officials have to take down to make it happen.

  2. I’m not one to complain about refs – but if you’re not going to call Diggs getting mauled in the EZ, you don’t call Levi Wallace laying his hand on Evans’ chest on an uncatchable ball.

    I’m sure this comments section will be 3 Bills fans, 1 Bucs fan, and 18 Pats fans.

    The Bills showed a ton of heart today, and there is no QB in the league I’d rather have. The division race is not over – despite the guarantees by a few division foes.

  3. lol how do you blow a lead like that? Once again, Buffalo’s defensive coordinator decided victory wasn’t a big thing in the end. So is Tampa overrated or is Buffalo underrated?

  4. Buffalo was “disrespected”. Tampa did get stupid in the second half though. I’ll never bag Tommy for what he did our team and region for 20 years.

    However, these early kill shots are ignorant. Don’t heave the ball every play, run the ball and eat the clock, had they done that, OT was not in the cards.

    2 game lead for my patriots. Everyone needs to buckle up and do their job. Hard games coming against Indy/Buffalo/Miami/Jacksonville

  5. Having a really hard time pretending this league and these refs are impartial anymore. It’s just not even reasonable anymore. That was not a first down run. Tom Brady kept staring the line judge down and motioning first down and it somehow worked? The NFL is the WWE with extra steps these days. It’s getting hard to take these games seriously.

  6. Ha ha ha wasn’t that GREAT ending Bills fans??

    You got to see your DADDY stick the nail in your team one least time.

    Remember how you chirped all off-season about how it was “your division “?

    Remember when the Patriots were 2-4 and you soaps it was going to be a “cake walk”?

    Remember when you put the billboard up and then drove over 4 hours just to take a pic under it?

    Hope you held on to those division title T shirts and hats. You won’t be seeing any more any time soon.

    NOBODY CIRCLES THE DRAIN LIKE THE BUFFALO BILLS. ….

  7. Should have been a blowout but I’ll take it Bucs defense nearly collapsed but old man Tom bailed them out. Also I find it funny when the Bills only get to overtime over a suspect offensive holding call that kept the clock stopped and the Bucs from getting a first down yet their fans are complaining over a nit picky first down spot.

  8. Trash talking aside… Nothing but respect for the Bills and their fans. This was a tough loss. Josh Allen is incredible.

  9. The Bills played a great 2nd half and made it a great game. Josh Allen is everything Ravens’ fans wish Lamar was. He is a substantial weapon and he took a beating today…but kept coming

  10. I prefer Pats fans celebrating the division title today.

    If they don’t beat the Colts next week – it could get kind of interesting.

  11. Lol! Hilarious. The Bills were garbage in the entire first half, but then blame the refs for losing. Typical Bills fans.

  12. It was a bad omen for the Bucs when they were handed. Two turnovers (a pick and failed fake field goal) and did nothing with them. Why McDermott would take the ball out of Allen’s hands and instead run a fake is beyond me.

    Alen is a special player but McDermott is willing to get him hurt to not have the season blow up. Dumb both short and long term. Bills have 3 games they should win going away and one challenge in the Patriots. They need Allen healthy.

    As for the Bucs, horrible strategic play from mid 2nd quarter on with a comatose Arians donning sunglasses for much of the game.

  13. Tampa isn’t that good. They disappeared in the second half. The officiating was also pretty questionable. Goodell loves Brady now that he is not in NE.

    McDermott is currently channeling his inner Scott Farkus.

  14. Embarrassing display of officiating. The refs deciding not to throw the flag at the end of regulation still has me in disbelief. Diggs’ shoulder was clearly getting held. Not to mention the Bucs CB grabbing Diggs again in OT, again no call. But of course Levi Wallace gets called for PI on a ball thrown so short it was borderline uncatchable. Unreal!

  15. Zebras are briefed and told to help a certain team . It is very obvious. I am watching some of the worst officiating I have ever seen.

  16. Losers always complain about the refs when their team loses. Every game every week has bad calls. Sponsored by Draft Kings.

  17. Brady missed Belichick today. No way Belichick coached team let the Bills back in the game. The game should have been over at half time. The Bucs are clearly a better team than the Bills.

  18. Jerry292. Hiliarious! Another tea bag in Brady worshipper. Refs DID bail out the “precious” Brady AGAIN. I’m not a Bills fan either, just a football fan that wishes the NFL would call games straight. Why bother watching? The Bucs will win the super bowl. No thanks.

  19. I agree about the refs towards the end of the game. However, everything from 2nd and 17 foward had nothing to do with refs. Buffalo was in position to get the ball back and failed to do so.

    Bill’s played better that 4th quarter than I have seen them play all year.

  20. I will give credit where credit is due. The first half – the Bucs played a hell of a game.
    Second half – the Bills played a hell of a game.

    I will mutter dire imprecations at the Refs – because there were a bunch of no calls that should’ve been called that aided the Bucs, and yet several ticky tack ‘borderline’ calls against the Bills. But whatever… the Bills had their shot to win in the red zone in the 4th and failed to capitalize…

    Go Josh go!

  21. As predicted, mostly Pats fans here.

    To the few Bucs fans, I forgot my manners – that was a great game. One of the best of the season, imo. Brady is STILL Brady. The Bills probably missed their last shot to beat him.

    Some future therapist of mine doesn’t know it yet, but they’re going to be hearing his name a lot.

  22. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 12, 2021 at 8:34 pm
    Brady missed Belichick today. No way Belichick coached team let the Bills back in the game. The game should have been over at half time. The Bucs are clearly a better team than the Bills.

    ———

    Your Jets have been missing BB since he told them to pound sand and he came to NE

    Just imagine what could have been!

  23. Guys, the refs didn’t let the Bills back in the game, the Bucs did. Let’s not get things confused. The final score should have been 38-17 Bucs. Consider their off second half performance a gift to keep things interesting. This team will get hot again, especially when Brown comes back.

  24. That could have gone either way as truth be told Allen showed the fire and heart of a Brady as they came back and Bucs almost blew it as the winning play did involve a bit of luck and speed so hoping this helps just enough to win the divisional playoff seed but long way to go yet.

  25. Arians is a designated fan who comes out of the stands to put on the logo hat and the Bose. And Tom’s body language halfway through the 3rd was ‘we got this.’

    Tampa wins again, but looks vulnerable. Bills lose again and look cooked. But Allen earned his salary today.

    Anyone notice that the 3rd down play to Diggs before the tying field goal showed two other Bills receivers kind of dogging it in the hashes knowing Diggs was primo getting the throw?

  26. Tim says:
    December 12, 2021 at 8:38 pm
    Jerry292. Hiliarious! Another tea bag in Brady worshipper. Refs DID bail out the “precious” Brady AGAIN. I’m not a Bills fan either, just a football fan that wishes the NFL would call games straight. Why bother watching? The Bucs will win the super bowl. No thanks.

    Hilarious! Another tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theory guy…

    How does it work exactly? Do the refs get together before the game and decide they are all going to “bail it Brady” or did they decide at halftime?

    We have Ben hearing these LAME excuses for 20 years and the SAD thing is people really think this is what happens.

    Imagine going through life like that

  27. “Imagine going through life like that”
    _____________________

    Imagine celebrating a division win when 2 losses in the next 2 weeks puts your team back in second.

  28. Arians can’t hold BB’s hoodie. If Brady weren’t there, the Bucs would be at the bottom of the pile.

  29. the Bills looked good last year. They looked good way back with Flutie… until they didn’t play him. Four Super Bowls with Kelly. But you can’t have a championship in a town like Buffalo. NFL won’t allow it. Perhaps I’ve seen the light. Sorry, Bills. You’ve let me down since OJ and the pain isn’t worth it.

  30. PI is a judgement call. It always will be. And yeah the home team tends to benefit on such calls. The crowd plays a role in the mind of a ref when flags go either way. It’s like that in the NFL and every level of the game. That’s home field advantage. It is what it is.

    The Bills played half the game like garbage. That’s why they lost. Heck Tom Brady had more rushes in the first half than the entire Bills team! Blame McDermott on having a crap game plan.

  31. touchback6 says:
    December 12, 2021 at 8:32 pm
    Tampa isn’t that good. They disappeared in the second half. The officiating was also pretty questionable. Goodell loves Brady now that he is not in NE.

    McDermott is currently channeling his inner Scott Farkus.

    ———-

    What will you say when Brady is voted MVP?

  32. Brady is great, as is a lot of the offense, but whenever I watch a Bucs game I am amazed at the terrible things they do consistently: (1) they either can’t or won’t seal the edge, (2) they overpursue the QB, which kills them with mobile QBs, (3) Jensen is a pathetically bad snapper. These things helped get the Bills back in the game today, and one of these days they’re going to cost the Bucs big.

  33. Welcome Bills fans to the Colts world. Officiating helped both TB’s along the way against Indy.

  34. Imagine celebrating a division win when 2 losses in the next 2 weeks puts your team back in second.—

    Imagine being a Bills fan the last 2 weeks and waking up tomorrow morning and realizing your still in Buffalo

  35. It was a good game buffalo gave it everything they had but it wasn’t enough to win plain and simple.and for the fans who say the games are rigged why do you not bet accordingly and get filthy rich in stead of complaining?

  36. Bills worst case the rest of the way is going 3-1, and finishing 10-7. Will someone stumble ahead of them to let them into the playoffs?

  37. For gods sake GetJosh Allen a running back and a ground game. With his arm and talent he doesn’t need to be the Bills primary option to run the ball.

  38. “Is the Bills dynasty over yet?”
    _____________________

    Hasn’t started.

    Nothing pleases me more than Patriots fans thinking they locked up the division today, and that they’ll easily win it for the next 2 decades.

  39. Horrible missed PI call goes in favor of my Bucs. I can’t deny how ridiculous that was. While the NFL has to do SOMETHING about the overall officiating situation, facts are facts. Tom Brady is 33-3 vs Buffalo in his career. Unreal

  40. Bills fans can complain about ref all they want. How about the team play some football in the first half to begin with?

  41. No dog in this fight, but the preferential treatment of Brady led teams with favorable calls is a joke. How in the hell do you not call a penalty on the Tampa db in the end zone and then turn around and flag buffalo when it was clearly offensive pass interference on evans? The screwd buffalo big time. Makes you wonder if they are trying to orchestrate a New England vs tamps super bowl.

  42. Well Bills fans, yes, tough loss. I suppose going into halftime down 24-3 may have something to do with that. It was a miracle the Bills came back in the second half, but two miracles in one game (beating Brady) just doesn’t happen. Just stop with blaming the refs. Be happy you got to OT and saved face from what should have been a blowout.

  43. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 12, 2021 at 8:34 pm
    Brady missed Belichick today. No way Belichick coached team let the Bills back in the game. The game should have been over at half time. The Bucs are clearly a better team than the Bills.

    ———————————————
    Last week the Bills came back on a Belichick coached team to only lose on a single amazing play at the end. This is actually the second week in a row the Bills have come on tough in the second half and only lost on a last second genuinely great play by the other team. Both are tough losses where the Bills played well and hard enough to beat most teams, only to have an opponent still playing tough enough to overcome them. Make no mistake Im thrilled with these outcomes, but that doesn’t meant I don’t have great respect (and a little fear, my Pats still have a game to go against them) for the team and Allen in particular. If you just love football you appreciate the game brought by both teams in each of the past two Bill’s games.

  44. Lots of folks blaming the loss on the refs are overlooking a few things here:
    1. Bills played badly in first half and dug themselves a huge hole.
    2. On the final play, they run a man to man defense and have a LB covering a WR who simply outruns the coverage on a crossing pattern. They made that so easy for Brady. There were no other Bills on that whole side of the field! What was that?

  45. So I guess all the talk does not add up to the bills being the future. Pride goes before the fall.

  46. billsrthefuture says:
    December 12, 2021 at 9:42 pm
    “Is the Bills dynasty over yet?”
    _____________________

    Hasn’t started.

    Nothing pleases me more than Patriots fans thinking they locked up the division today, and that they’ll easily win it for the next 2 decades.

    ———

    At this point the Bills may not even make the playoffs

    Enjoy last season

  47. I get so sick of hearing people blaming a loss on a bad call by the refs on a “single play” when their team was an absolute disaster for an ENTIRE HALF!!! Literally dozens of plays (72)!!

    I don’t really have a dog in this race however I do like and sometimes root for both teams. With that said…get over it!! I’ve re-watched both the Diggs and Evans plays a couple of times now. While I wouldn’t have been surprised if they threw a flag on the Diggs play because, well he went to the ground and in the current aren’t-allowed-to-play-defenese-anymore league that’s usually a cause for a flag however:

    Diggs: the DEFENDER WAS LOOKING BACK AT THE BALL THE ENTIRE TIME. That is why their feet got tangled and they both fell!. HE WAS PLAYING THE BALL!!! It was darn near perfect defense, possibly a little to physical, maybe a flag? Definitely NOT a guaranteed flag.

    Evans: the defender NEVER looks back for the ball. As the ball was being thrown Evans was even and going past the defender. Granted the ball was under thrown (had it been better could have been an easy catch) but the defender never looked back for it so when Evans tried to slow up to make the catch the defender just plows into him. Had the defender done the same thing as the Diggs play, no way that would have been called.

  48. Of all of Brady’s record, if someone did homework, I bet he’d have the most wins assisted by favorable referee calls in the final two minutes of games.

  49. straighcashhomey says:
    December 13, 2021 at 8:06 am

    So I guess all the talk does not add up to the bills being the future. Pride goes before the fall.
    ————————————————————————————-

    How on earth do you come to that conclusion??? 1 They played and almost beat the Super bowl champs on the road (If Diggs catches that TD ball they win the game, Bucs would have been down 4 with like 12 seconds on the clock). 2 They have a dynamite YOUNG QB who literally willed his didn’t-deserve-to-be-on-the-field team to nearly a comeback win and should/could/will be around for years. 3 Tom Brady isn’t playing for 5 more years…sorry, he just isn’t. 4 They CAN STILL win the AFC EAST this season. 5 The bills are literally two plays away from being the #1 or #2 seed today in the AFC and are currently still in the playoffs. If they win out they are in the playoffs and NO ONE IN THE AFC WANTS TO MEET THEM IN THE PLAYOFFS at home or on the road PERIOD!! They are built to and can beat anyone anywhere in the playoffs! They have a terrific defense and a terrific offense. If they play a full game like they played yesterday in the 2nd half…look out! That doesn’t sound like a washed up, had their chance bad team to me. It sounds like a bad 2-game losing streak!

  50. Southpaw says:
    December 13, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Of all of Brady’s record, if someone did homework, I bet he’d have the most wins assisted by favorable referee calls in the final two minutes of games.
    ——————————————————————————————-

    You can’t win games in the 4th quarter “assisted by the refs” if you are not in a position to win the game in the 4th quarter. The fact that he is ALWAYS in a position to win the game in the 4th speaks I think speaks for itself.

    Also, having played more games than anybody else in history (and being in good enough physical shape to be able to so) would probably factor in to him having that title.

  51. Bmcleaven- they are are 3 and 5 last 8 games and have only beaten one team over .500 They are going in wrong direction too. Allen is the best runner which is never is good

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