I had to rub my eyes when I saw the final score of Sunday’s Bucs game against the Redskins at FedEx field.
Tampa Bay beat Washington by 20 points? Yes, it’s true.
In this game, we saw a lot of things that we’ve been hoping to see from the beginning. The Bucs scored a defensive touchdown, a Jonathan Banks pick-six, one of three turnovers forced on the day. They sacked Robert Griffin III six times. That’s worth repeating: the Bucs had six sacks in a single game.
But the biggest headline has to be Mike Evans. The first-round pick out of Texas A&M had seven catches for 209 yards and two, long touchdowns. I was at Ray-Jay last week when he had a big game in a losing effort, and now he does this. He is a beast, and Bucs fans are glad to have him on board.
Sure, the Bucs were far from perfect. They had a whopping eleven penalties for over 100 yards. And they still don’t have a running game to speak of.
But, they won. And we, the fans, can smile, even if just for a short period of time.
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