Running a post route across the center of the field, Evans leaped high into the air and hauled in the throw from Mayfield with his right hand. He managed to hold onto the ball while sustaining a hit from Eagles safety Reed Blankenship that flipped the wide receiver’s body upside down.
The highlight-reel catch was Evans’s second reception of the drive, and he added a third on a touchdown grab for Tampa’s first trip to the end zone of the game. His catch left the NFL world in awe, as fans took to social media to express their disbelief over his one-handed grab.
Gotta love seeing Mike Evans make plays like this.— NFL on FOX Podcast (@NFLonFOXPod) September 26, 2023
One of the best and most consistent receivers in recent years. 💯🔥
Mike Evans finally turned back into MIKE EVANS.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 26, 2023
Leaned back and made that guy carry him while he made a wicked catch!— MrLawgiver (@TheMrLawgiver) September 26, 2023
Looks like a madden glitch.— risicare.eth (@risicare_eth) September 26, 2023
I don’t even know how he caught that— JRSY (@jrsyenterprise1) September 26, 2023
Hang it in the louvre— Moritz 🏴☠️ (@dem_moritz) September 26, 2023
That’s exactly how Madden mechanics are in the game— Inari ⛩ (@Blvckvulcan_) September 26, 2023
Pay the man— Chance (@ChanceFrags) September 26, 2023
Despite Evans's standout grab, the Buccaneers eventually lost their Week 3 matchup with the Eagles, 25–11.