The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tapped into something special, and their winning streak that began on the road in Minnesota three weeks ago has extended to a fourth straight week. The Buccaneers saw a 10-0 lead disintegrate and eventually went down 21-10, but the meltdown in Carolina continues and Tampa Bay was able to comeback in overtime to win it.
Josh Freeman had his first truly sloppy game in the last few weeks, but he was able to tap into his 2010 comeback king performances to lead the Buccaneers to two scores in under six minutes and then another in overtime to move the surprise Bucs to 6-4 on the year.
The Buccaneers scored with 0:12 seconds left in the game on a Vincent Jackson touchdown pass, but they needed to convert a two point conversion to tie things up. Doug Martin, who had a costly and controversial fumble earlier in the fourth quarter, was used on a brilliant play action that set up the conversion in the back of the endzone.
After that, the Bucs won the coin toss and the rest was all momentum. Dallas Clark was found in the endzone by Freeman on the very first drive of overtime, and the win (and meltdown by the Panthers) was capped off and completed.
Greg Schiano has come in and officially turned this franchise around from what it was last year. It wasn’t a pretty win, it was gritty and dirty; but the Buccaneers are winning games and their setting up quite the foundation for an incredibly bright future.