Jameis Winston and the offense struggled early on. But in the fourth quarter rallied together to attempt one of the greatest comebacks in Buccaneer history. Unfortunately, they fell short of that comeback. But in the process broke rookie records and snatched the NFL rushing title. We can blame the loss on the same reasons that plagued us all season long.
“Jameis Winston owned the fourth quarter. The problem was the first three-quarters.” “The first half, I didn’t play good enough for us to win,” the Tampa Bay quarterback said after the Buccaneers’ surge fell short in a 31-23 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. “We were protecting good enough. I just have to make throws.” “Winston said the Rams’ defense didn’t do anything extra and the Bucs’ offensive line did a good job. Although he passed for a career-best 363 yards, his first 300-yard effort, he put this one on himself. Up 31-13, the Rams became conservative, and Winston took advantage with two touchdown passes. But he had just 125 yards passing the first three-quarters.” -Reported by R.B. FALLSTROM