Sport Mike Edwards’ two fourth-quarter pick-sixes proved crucial to Bucs’ win over Falcons
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Any pick-six is a notable event, but it’s particularly remarkable to see one player record two interceptions for touchdowns in a single game. That’s what Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ safety Mike Edwards did Sunday in a 48-25 home win against the Atlanta Falcons, though. And both of his picks came in the fourth quarter. Here’s the first one, where Edwards jumped a route, knocked the ball up, caught it, and took it back for a touchdown, boosting the Bucs’ lead to 17 points:
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And here’s Edwards’ second pick-six, which came on a blitz after teammate Carlton Davis III tipped a pass from Matt Ryan up. Edwards hauled it in and went the distance:
MIKE EDWARDS AGAIN.
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Video: Can't-Miss Play: Take two! Mike Edwards secures second pick-six of the quarter (NFL)
Edwards,, has made several notable interceptions so far in his pro career, including a key one against the Saints’ Drew Brees in a divisional round playoff game . But two pick-sixes in one quarter of one game is particularly remarkable.
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