The Cincinnati Bengals took advantage this Sunday of two interceptions and two fumbles from the Los Angeles quarterback Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Bradyto overcome 17 points and get the win 23-34 on the Week 15 of the 2022-23 NFL season.
With victory the Bengals they took hold first place in the North division of the American Conference (AFC) with a 10-4 mark, while despite the loss, the bucs remain National Conference South (NFC) leaders with 6-8.
joe burrowquarterback of cincinnatipassed for 200 yards and four touchdowns, highly favorable numbers compared to what was experienced by Tom Bradywho had a game to forget, adding 245 yards, two scores, but with two interceptions and two fumbles on your balance.
The Buccaneers dominated the first half thanks to the aggressiveness of his defense that captured on a couple of occasions Burrow Y only allowed three points to the reigning AFC champions.
The local attack took advantage and took 10 points away thanks to a Field goal and one TD pass from Brady to Russell Gage.
In the final stretch of the second quarter Tampa did damage again finding in the diagonals to Chris Godwin Y moving his team away 17-3 at halftime.
However the third quarter it was a nightmare with four errors by the Bucs, three of them by Brady, and that woke up some bengalis that they scored 17 points unanswered.
The first was from the special teams. In fourth down and one for the Bucswho tried to surprise and centered the ball to Giovani Bernardwho could not control the ball and although he recovered it, left their rivals just 16 yards from the score. Fortunately for him, the defense only allowed three points and approached 17-6 on the blackboard.
A series later came the second failure, now with Bradywhich was intercepted and left the rival at the 31-yard line. Burrow took advantage and found Tee Higgins in scoring to leave the game to just one possession.
The bad luck continued and on this occasion the Brady fumble he left the cats at nothing from the annotationwhich again arrived by air but now with Tyler Boyd, officially turning the game around 17-20.
The legendary quarterback had another fumble in a delivery for leonard fournettewhich again resulted in points, now with a third receiver, Ja’Marr Chase and that distanced them 10 points from the locals who could not keep the ball on offense.
cincinnati extended the lead again with a touchdown pass Mitchel Wilcox who sentenced a wide lead 17-34. The bucs they responded with one last note but the game was already decided and ended with a dominant Bengals win 23-34.
Also on Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles Chargers they won dramatically 17-14 to the Tennessee Titans in the last play to keep up the good winning streak.
In Las Vegasthe raiders they also triumphed in a miraculous way after in a tochera play by the New England Patriotsthey got the interception to prevail 30-24.
The week 15 is played as follows:
Thursday December 15
49ers 21-13 Seahawks
Saturday December 17
Colts 36-39 Vikings
Ravens 3-13 Browns
Dolphins 29-32 Bills
Sunday December 18
Falcons 18-21 Saints
Eagles 25-20 Bears
Cowboys 34-40 Jaguars
Lions 20-17 Jets
Steelers 24-16 Panthers
Chiefs 30-24 Texans
Patriots 24-30 Raiders
Cardinals 15-24 Broncos
Titans 14-17 Chargers
Bengals 34-23 Buccaneers
Giants-Commanders, 7:20 p.m.
Monday December 19
Rams-Packers, 7:15 p.m.
(With information from EFE)