Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2021 Matchup Title Area - Week 4 - 100321

History: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots

All Time Head-to-Head Record (entering 2021 season): Patriots Lead 7-2

Current Streak: Patriots won the last four meetings

Most Recent Matchup: Patriots win, 19-14, in Tampa in 2017

Players and Coaches to Know:

New England Patriots

o Head Coach: Bill Belichick

o Quarterback: Cam Newton

o Other Notable Players: RB James White, T Trent Brown, CB Stephon Gilmore, S Devin McCourty

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

o Head Coach: Bruce Arians

o Quarterback: Tom Brady

o Other Notable Players: ILB Lavonte David, OLB Shaquil Barrett, WR Mike Evans, TE Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots 2020 Record: 7-9

Scoring Offense: 27th (20.4 points per game)

Total Offense: 27th (327.3 total yards per game)

Rushing Offense: 4th (146.4 rushing yards per game)

Passing Offense: 30th (180.6 passing yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 7th (22.1 points allowed per game)

Total Defense: 15th (353.8 total yards allowed per game)

Rushing Defense: 26th (131.4 rushing yards allowed per game)

Passing Defense: 8th (222.3 passing yards allowed per game)

Turnover Margin: T-13th (+3)

Patriots' 2021 Draft Class: QB Mac Jones, Alabama (Round 1, 15th overall), DT Christian Barmore, Alabama (Round 2, 38th overall), DE Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma (Round 3, 96th overall), RB Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma (Round 4, 120th overall), LB Cameron McGrone, Michigan (Round 5, 177th overall), S Joshuah Bledsoe, Missouri (Round 6, 188th overall), G William Sherman, Colorado (Round 6, 197th overall), WR Tre Nixon, Central Florida (Round 7, 242nd overall)

Key Veteran Additions: LB Matt Judon, TE Jonnu Smith, TE Hunter Henry, Jalen Mills, WR Nelson Agholor, DT Davon Godchaux, WR Kendrick Bourne, LB Kyle Van Noy, DE Henry Anderson

Notable Departures: G Joe Thuney, DT Adam Butler, RB Rex Burkhead, WR Damiere Byrd

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