The Tampa Bay Bucs may have won over the weekend, but it should’ve never taken as much to come out victorious against a team that was missing its starting quarterback.
After another thrilling come-from-behind victory Sunday night, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady praised the play of running back Leonard Fournette, who made several crucial plays down the stretch. However, he is doing this while going through some major pain.
The veteran running back took to Twitter after the game and stated how he has been playing through a major injury in a since-deleted tweet.
“I hate when people be on here just talking saying I’m out of shape etc,” Fournette tweeted Monday morning. “Do y’all understand I’m playing with a Lisfranc in my foot every week can barley push off my foot but through the Grace of God I’m going to keep proving y’all wrong…… #BucsWin.”
Fournette made a pivotal play on Tampa Bay’s first fourth-quarter scoring drive that led to the Bucs scoring a touchdown to cut the Arizona lead to 16–13. In total, Fournette accounted for 162 yards from scrimmage in the win.
“He ran really hard and was on a mission,” Brady said in a postgame press conference. “Ran through arm tackles, ran hard, caught the ball well, pass protected well. This team has a lot of resiliency. We fight hard; 7–8 is not where we want to be, but got a chance at a championship game next week.”
With the win, the Bucs have a chance to win the NFC South with a victory at home next weekend against the Panthers (6-9).
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