Remember what happened before the Bucs even ran a play on offense? They were called for a false start. That should’ve been a sign that this was not going to be a good day.
Tampa Bay was upset by Washington, 29-19. The blame goes on the usual culprits: turnovers and penalties. Tom Brady threw two more interceptions; one bounced right off his receiver’s hands, the other is squarely on TB12. But that’s not all: Ryan Succop missed an extra point in the fourth quarter that would’ve made it a 3-point game. But in the end, it didn’t matter, because when the Bucs’ defense needed a stop, they couldn’t get off the field. Washington marched 80 yards for a clinching score, taking more than ten minutes off the clock.
Washington came into this game with the worst pass defense in the NFL. The Bucs made them look like one of the best.
So, the Buccaneers have lost two straight, yet remarkably are still in first place in the NFC South (thank you, Tennessee.) Still, they’ve got to be more disciplined. And that starts with you, Coach Arians. Yes, I know there are injuries. But other players need to step up, and over the last two games, they haven’t. Sunday’s loss was arguably the worst since that game in Chicago last year.
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