Leonard Fournette scores on 4th down to complete incredible comeback, but Matthew Stafford prevails
Leonard Fournette and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed an improbable comeback on Sunday night with less than a minute remaining in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
Fournette scored on a 9-yard touchdown with 42 seconds left to pull the Buccaneers into a tie, 27-27, as he converted a fourth down and one and then some. But it ultimately wasn’t enough as the Los Angeles Rams drove 63 yards and won the game on a last-second field goal, to prevail 30-27.
The Bucs came back from trailing 27-3, thanks to a flurry of scoring, as Tampa Bay outscored Los Angeles 24-10 in the second half, after the Rams held a 20-3 lead at halftime.
The Rams’ 4 lost fumbles were a key component to the comeback, as the fourth setup Tampa Bay’s game-tying score.
However, just when it appeared Tom Brady would deliver yet another improbable comeback following the 28-3 deficit he overcame against the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl.
Matthew Stafford led the Rams on a 5-play scoring drive, as he connected on 2 pass plays to Cooper Kupp on plays of 20 yards and 44 yards.
Matt Gay then hit a 30-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining.
PLAYOFF. LENNY.@Buccaneers tie it up!
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MATT GAY LE DA A LOS RAMS EL BOLETO AL NFC CHAMPIONSHIP 🔥🔥
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