Preseason Week 2: Titans defense shuts down Brady-less Buccaneers 34-3

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn (21) runs past Tennessee Titans strong safety Bradley McDougald (30) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/AP) – Briean Boddy-Calhoun returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown and the Tennessee Titans beat the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who played without Tom Brady and several starters, 34-3.

Tampa Bay’s Tanner Hudson had a 26-yard catch on a pass from Kyle Trask, but fumbled when he was hit by Bradley McDougald.

Boddy-Calhoun scooped up the loose ball and went the distance to put the Titans up 20-3 in the third quarter.

Matt Barkley connected with Mason Kinsey on a 20-yard touchdown to make it 34-3 early in the fourth.

Tampa Bay’s lineup was mostly devoid of regulars, while the Titans had a number that started.

Brady and his Tennessee counterpart Ryan Tannehill didn’t play.


FOURTH QUARTER – Tennessee Titans 34 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3

Titans score a touchdown. The extra point is good.


THIRD QUARTER – Tennessee Titans 27 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3

Titans score another touchdown (with an extra point), bringing their score to 27.

Buccaneers fumble the ball. Titans recover the ball and score a touchdown. The extra point is good.


SECOND QUARTER – Tennessee Titans 13 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3

Titans score another field goal just before halftime.

Buccaneers score a field goal. Getting them on the board.

Titans score a field goal.


FIRST QUARTER – Tennessee Titans 7 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0

Titans score touchdown. Extra point good.


PRE-GAME

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to face the Tennessee Titans during the second week of NFL preseason.

The Bucs fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 19-14 during Week 1.

Fans didn’t get to see much of Tom Brady and the rest of Tampa Bay’s regulars last Saturday. Second-round draft pick Kyle Trask, who the Bucs are grooming as a potential successor to Brady, entered midway through the third quarter. The former Florida star completed 4 of 15 passes for 35 yards and was sacked twice.

The Titans-Buccaneers game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on WFLA News Channel 8.

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