Jameis Winston breaks record as Bucs beat Giants 30-10

Brady threw two touchdown passes in his 700th career NFL start, Jameis Winston broke the Bucs’ starting-quarterback record and they beat the New York Giants 30-10 on Thursday night.

Marquise Lee returned a fumble 45 yards for Tampa Bay’s first touchdown, Winston needed only eight throws to throw for two more scores and Michael Thomas had two scoring receptions.

Tampa Bay (4-10) needed the win to secure a losing record and a trip to the NFL draft for the second straight year and third time in four seasons. The Bucs finished 6-10 in both seasons.

The Giants (3-11) lost their sixth in a row, one short of matching the franchise record for consecutive losses set in 1973-74.

“Nothing’s really sustainable when you don’t win games. … You can’t keep laying out there as long as we have, struggling so much to get wins,” quarterback Eli Manning said.

Manning had a chance to become the Giants’ first four-time Pro Bowl quarterback in the modern era, but watched most of the second half as Tampa Bay, which got one field goal and never trailed, pulled away.

“It was frustrating,” Manning said. “I felt like we played a lot better than what we showed offensively in the first half, and it just didn’t happen for us. It’s something I think that happens all year. You want to finish, you want to do whatever you can to get in the end zone.”

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. dropped two potential TDs, one in the end zone after a 32-yard reception, and had to watch from the sideline as rookie safety Jordan Whitehead forced and recovered his fumble late in the second quarter to set up a clinching touchdown.

Beckham, who also left the game with a thigh injury, can still join Julian Edelman as the only players in NFL history with four straight seasons with at least 90 receptions. Beckham has 90 catches this season.

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