Glazer’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers show Super Bowl credentials while Man Utd crumble

The Glazer family’s sporting interests may be in crisis on this side of the Atlantic but, thanks to living legend Tom Brady, their Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to showcase their Super Bowl credentials on Thursday.

The 43-year-old quarterback masterminded a stunning 38-31 win over the LA Chargers last week for a Bucs team whose owners also own crisis club Manchester United.

The win came at a cost, with tight end O.J. Howard ruled out for the season, starting with tonight’s visit to the Chicago Bears, with a ruptured Achilles.

Brady said: "It's a tough injury and it's tough to lose a guy like that who everyone loves being around because he's a great teammate.

"He's dependable, consistent. To lose a guy like that is a big blow for all of us.

“It's a tough break for him and a tough break for our team to lose someone of that calibre.”

But after Brady led Tampa back from a 17-point deficit against LA to throw five touchdowns, optimism is growing with a team that has been a constant under-achiever in recent seasons.

Brady said: "We've got to keep building on the confidence in one another because there's nothing we're doing out there that's perfect.

“But we're going to have to keep building on the good things and learn from the bad things."

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Like Tampa, Chicago have a 3-1 record and the meeting of the two teams is a crunch one as the Bears look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season last week, against the Indianapolis Colts.

Chicago have a problem at quarterback after back-up Nick Foles under-performed last week in place of the injured Mitchell Trubisky.

Foles said: “It is going to take some time, and so that is where us as coaches and as players, as long as we understand that but also know that we need to get on this as soon as we can—whenever that is—and score points. That's the ultimate goal."

One of the most intriguing games this weekend will hopefully take place in Tennessee where the Titans host the Buffalo Bills.

Both clubs are unbeaten but the Titans have played one game less after their clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers was postponed last week because of a Covid outbreak in the Tennessee dressing room.

Tests had been all-clear up until yesterday (WEDS) which means the meeting is expected to go-ahead.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are another of the NFL’s six unbeaten teams and will welcome 5,500 fans back into their ground for the visit of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday as teams slowly allow limited numbers of supporters into games.

Of the other undefeated sides, defending champs the Kansas City Chiefs host the Las Vegas Raiders, the Seattle Seahawks entertain the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers have a bye week.

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