Quick scores by Tampa Bay dooms Las Vegas
Two touchdowns within two minutes in the fourth quarter was just enough for Tampa Bay to down Las Vegas on the road.
The Buccaneers came away with a 45-20 victory over the Raiders, Sunday Oct. 25.
The loss knocks the Raiders to 1-2 at the new Allegiant Stadium and 3-3 overall.
Moreover, Vegas is 1-2 against the NFC South with a date with Atlanta set for Nov. 29.
Tampa Bay improves to 5-2 on the season, winning back-to-back games for the second time this season.
Vegas heads to Cleveland next, who sport an undefeated record at home this year.
A 21-3 fourth quarter for the Buccaneers told the story in a game that was separated by just seven points heading into the final 15 minutes.
The deficit was cut to just four after Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson drilled a 36-yard field goal with 12:43 left in regulation.
However, an 11-play drive was culminated in a four-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Chris Godwin from 43-year old Tom Brady.
In his 20th season, Brady went 33-for-45, passing for 369 yards and four touchdowns.
His four touchdowns were to four different players, including a touchdown by tight end Rob Gronkowski for the second straight game.
On the first play of the ensuing drive, Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr was intercepted for just the second time this season but in back-to-back games.
Through the first four weeks of the season, Carr had eight touchdowns to no interceptions.
Carr finished going 24-for-36, passing for 284 yards with two touchdowns and that one interception that was the game’s only turnover.
Twenty-nine seconds later, Tampa Bay scored again on Brady’s fourth touchdown pass of the game.
After a crazy week of practicing without their offensive line, the Raiders posted a season-low 76 rushing yards as a team.
Running back Jalen Richard tallied 24 yards on seven carries while starter Josh Jacobs accumulated 17 yards on 10 carries.