WATCH : Leonard Fournette Leaves Falcons Defence Slacking with Slick Maneuver

Published 12/20/2020, 4:21 PM EST
Dec 20, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs the ball against Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means (55) in the first half of a NFL game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


Despite the possibility that New Orleans Saints will win NFC South, it will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers players who grab headlines this weekend. Bruce Arians’ boys paved their way to one of the best comeback wins of the season in Week 15. Some of the players who shone included quarterback Tom Brady, WR Antonio Brown and summer recruit RB Leonard Fournette.

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Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette puts on a show in Atlanta

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One of the more recent additions to the Buccaneers’ roster, running back Leonard Fournette has been a silent but steady performer for the Buccaneers in 2020. He lived up to the hype surrounding him by putting in a sizzling display against NFC South rivals Atlanta Falcons in Week 15.

As seen in the video above, Tom Brady and Fournette connected with almost telepathic reflexes to move up the field for a gain of almost 22 yards as the Buccaneers pushed for a comeback. Eventually, Fournette was the star performer for the visitors. On 14 carries, Fournette rushed for 49 yards with two rushing TDs to his name.

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Nov 23, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs the ball against Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers (90) during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Fournette rose to fame while playing for Jacksonville Jaguars over the last three years. He moved to Florida in search of a better team to match his personal goals. But it remains to be seen if the Buccaneers can go all the way this year.

Based on Sunday’s comeback 27-31 win over the Falcons indicates that they are headed in the right direction. But as we approach Week 16, is it already too late to make the cut? Watch this space for more NFL afficionados.

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