Winning cures everything, right?
Well, I would hardly say the Buccaneers are cured of all their problems. But it’s always nice at the end of the day when your score is higher than your opponent’s. Tampa Bay beat Arizona at Ray-Jay on Sunday, 30-27.
This was by no means a work of art. Jameis Winston threw two more interceptions. The secondary looked like, well, the secondary. The Bucs got schooled on a fake punt. And they got the break of the season when Arizona’s Maxx Williams dropped what would’ve been an easy touchdown on 4th down in the fourth quarter.
But in the end, Peyton Barber’s 1-yard run with 1:43 left was the game-winner. And after the Bucs took the lead, raise your hand if you thought the Cardinals would march right down the field to tie or win the game. Surprisingly, that didn’t happen.
There was definitely an effort to get Ronald Jones more involved in the game. He had more yards receiving (77) than rushing (29.) He did score a touchdown on the ground, but also lost a fumble without being touched.
It was easy to see why both teams have losing records. There were mistakes galore on both sides. But Tampa Bay’s four-game losing streak is over, and it feels so good.
The Saints come to Ray-Jay next week.
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