The Tampa Bay Buccaneers survived their divisional matchup with the Carolina Panthers Sunday. Beating a 1-10 team isn’t typically a cause for celebration. But beating a 1-10 team missing four of your linebackers is nothing to sneeze at. It also helps having a receiver like Mike Evans.
The game ball given to Evans is a no-brainer, but did you check out Ryan Neal’s performance at linebacker? The defensive back stepped in after K.J. Britt went down with an injury early in the game. And Neal did admirable if not exceptional.
Two well deserved game balls 🏈👏 pic.twitter.com/qcX2AAGyvh
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 4, 2023