Just look at Goff’s numbers compared to his rookie season, when he sat on the bench before unimpressively starting the last seven games: seven touchdown passes and one interception vs. five touchdown passes and seven interceptions; 66.7 percent completion rate, up from 54.6 percent; 112.2 quarterback rating, almost double his 63.6 rating last season.
McVay has installed a more up-tempo offense — similar to what Goff ran at Cal — and is emphasizing mistake-free football so Goff is more careful in his decision-making. The new offense also has set up running back Todd Gurley as a modern-day Marshall Faulk with his production jumping significantly as a runner and receiver (362 rushing yards, 234 receiving yards and seven combined touchdowns, on pace for 2,384 yards and 28 touchdowns this season).
The Buccaneers honored Malcolm Glazer at halftime, inducting the late owner into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.
Glazer, whose family still runs the team, died in 2014 at the age of 85. He purchased the franchise in 1995 for a then-record $192 million.
The late owner joins Hall of Famers Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks, as well as former coach John McKay, Doug Williams, Jimmie Giles, Mike Alstott, John Lynch and Paul Gruber inductees. Former coach Jon Gruden, who led the Bucs to their only Super Bowl title after being acquired in a trade Glazer approved 15 years ago, will be inducted on Dec. 18.
Patriots: Gronkowski was added the injury report after Wednesday’s practice, listed as questionable. … The Patriots did not report any injuries during the game.
Buccaneers: Played with three defensive starters — LBs Lavonte David (ankle) and NFL Jerseys Nike Kwon Alexander (hamstring), and S Keith Tandy (hip). Tandy’s backup T.J. Ward (hip) was Wholesale Jerseys Cheap inactive, too. … DB Josh Robinson left the game in the first half with a concussion. … DE Ryan Russell injured his shoulder in the second quarter and did not return.