In the ninth game of the season, the Buccaneers offense revved up and down the field against the Chicago Bears. Throughout the week leading up to the home game, the biggest question was if Doug Martin and Mike Evans were going to play. After all, it did seem to be a possibility that the Buccaneers could win their first home game of the year. But in order to do so, Jameis was going to need these two for a majority of the plays on offense. Right? In truth, the Bucs had written a completely different script that included great defensive effort. Winston and his receivers had a great day, Sunday as Jameis was 23/33 attempts, 312 yards, 2 TD’s, 1 Int, and a 107.1 QB rating. Nine different players caught passes from the captain, of their football team and Cameron Brate was the leader in this category with 7 receptions for 84 yards and a score. Adam Humphries stepped up in his role as to the second receiver and had 5 catches for 46 yards. Although the Bears defense planned to shut out MikeEvans on every play, he still managed four key receptions. Other than that, Evans was fairly quiet. One key catch came on the Jameis Winstons “Houdini play,” the one where he was running for his life and seemed to be caught in the end zone for a safety, Evans was there to make the big catch downfield .
The offense had a patchwork o-line, but the patchwork line still performed rather well. Despite Dotson’s multiple penalties. The run game wasn’t spectacular, in yesterday’s contest, but with a three-back committee, they still managed to produce 78 yards on the ground and touchdown. All of the Buccaneers receivers stepped up when needed and Jameis took full advantage of every moment he could. Although it was the Chicago Bears that Tampa defeated, it’s safe to say that the Buccaneers are not one dimensional when it comes to receivers. Jameis will find all of them when necessary.
Here’s that Jameis “Houdini play”
Jameis Winston will be talking about this one for a long, long time. https://t.co/TK8LamBlAv
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