WATCH: Antoine Winfield Jr With the Best Play of NFL Gameweek 12 During Buccaneers vs Colts

Published 11/29/2021, 1:52 PM EST

Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a dramatic game against Indianapolis Colts during their Week 12 match in the Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday afternoon. The second half was full of surprises. We saw the two sides locking horns many times, with no signs of backing up. However, one crucial moment changed the entire course of the game.

That moment came when during the third quarter of the game, the 5 foot 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. leaped high in the air to secure an interception in a one-on-one against the 6 foot 4 Michael Pittman Jr., Colts wide receiver. The Bucs safety secured a crucial interception which resulted in the guests taking the lead.

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Antoine Winfield Jr taking charge of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady had a slow start, as he could not convert against the sturdy Colts’ defense. It was only later in the second quarter of the game that the quarterback really picked up the pace to give the Colts a hard time. The Bucs went from a zero point first quarter to a 14 point second and third and then finished with a ten-point fourth quarter.

Brady relied upon the running backs throughout the game. Leonard Fournette scored four touchdowns (three rushings, one receiving), and backup Ronald Jones scored one. However, it was still because of that crucial interception that stopped Carson Wentz from going past the touchline that gave the Bucs the boost.

“That was maybe one of the best plays I’ve ever seen by a defensive back,” Gronk told reporters after the game. “That just brought his game up to another level, to show his athletic ability. It was one of the most athletic interceptions I’ve ever seen and coming from a safety, too. Pretty incredible.”

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Colts’ star running back Jonathan Taylor failed to impress for the home side against the defending champions of the league. He finishes with 16 carries with 83 yards and a touchdown with an average of 5.2 yards per carry.

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It was a big disappointment for the Colts as they couldn’t seal a win against Tampa Bay despite dominating during the first quarter of the game. Carson Wentz was on fire Sunday afternoon as during the initial moments of the game he threw for 10 successful passes in 13 attempts.

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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