The Bucs lose a nail biter in overtime on the road in Seattle. Considering Seattle is one of the toughest places to play in the NFL, the Bucs did a great job. Eventually, they fall to the Seahawks 40 – 34.
Jameis Winston Was The Best Player On The Field
Jameis Winston did a very good job leading Tampa Bay to a 21-7 lead early in the game. Outside of the one fumble he lost, Winston played mistake-free football basically throughout the entire contest. In addition to the two touchdowns he scored, he had one nullified because Scotty Miller stepped out of bounds. Furthermore, he ran for another touchdown which was called back due to a holding penalty by the offensive line. However, the line protected Winston relatively well this time around.
All in all, Winston’s performance on the road was highly impressive. He played just as good as Russell Wilson in this game.
Defense Fails To Show Up When It Counts
Once again, Tampa Bay’s defense did not find a way to stop their opponent when it mattered the most. After losing the coin toss, Seattle marched all the way down the field for the game-winning touchdown. It was just too easy for Seattle.
Moreover, you will not win a lot of games in the NFL if you allow your opponent to score 40 points.
Rookie Jamel Dean (CB) saw a lot of playing time due to Carlton Davis’ injury. He was picked on all game and seems to need more time to adjust to the to this level of competition.
Coin Toss Could Have Won The Game For Tampa Bay
All in all, you could see quite some progress compared to the previous games. Unfortunately, it was not enough to beat a very good team in Seattle.
If the Bucs continue to play like that they will not lose many more games this season.
Next up is, after seemingly forever, a home game for the Bucs against Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.
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