The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) fell to the Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) on Monday Night Football at Raymond James Stadium despite wide receiver Mike Evans pulling off a circus catch and cornerback Dee Delaney making an elite interception.
Evans, 30, caught a pass from quarterback Baker Mayfield early in the fourth quarter thanks to a little help from Eagles safety Reed Blankenship, who served as the receiver’s support and made him look as if he was levitating.
At that point, the score was already 25-3 in favor of Philly, which eventually turned to 25-11 for Mayfield’s first loss with Tampa Bay.
Mayfield, 28, threw his only touchdown pass of the night to Evans, who finished the contest with 60 receiving yards and the score on five catches.
Late in the third quarter, with the Bucs trailing 20-3, Delaney showed off his concentration and skill with an amazing interception on Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Buccaneers waste Dee Delaney’s INT
Hurts, 25, was throwing a pass into the end zone to wide receiver DeVonta Smith when Delaney appeared out of nowhere and managed to keep his feet inbounds.
The Eagles defense then forced a safety by tackling running back Rachaad White behind his own goal line, giving Philly two points and the ball back.
Delaney, 28, should still be celebrated for making such an electric play despite the Bucs ruining the moment with horrible play-calling.
Buccaneers will look to shake off this loss Sunday on the road against the New Orleans Saints, while Eagles host the Washington Commanders.